We put the “Eye” in Team

Kurt J Bennett OD, FSLS

Dr. Bennett graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry in 2013. He graduated with accolades including the Jackson Scholarship, Alcon Case Report Winner, and the Varillux Student Grant. He then went on to teach optics and contact lens to ophthalmology residents at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore as the Faculty Optometrist. Two years later Dr. Bennett left his teaching position to join the largest HMO in the United States Kaiser Permanete. During his five years at Kaiser, Dr. Bennett  worked with multiple specialists treating a variety of conditions, thus culminating in a holistic view of eye disease treatment and management.

Now a proud Ohioan, Dr. Bennett enjoys the many hiking and biking trails Columbus has to offer with his wife Norah and pet Cockapoo. Additionally Dr. Bennett enjoys donating his time and resources to non-profits including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, and the NAACP.

Ryan Hays

Licensed Optician/Manager

Ryan returns to Columbus Eyeworks after working with the OSU College of Optometry as a Team Leader and Instructing Optician in their Dispensary for over 6 years. He enjoys working with patients and helping select great eyewear. Ryan has extensive knowledge of the latest lens technologies and loves recommending the perfect lens solutions tailored to our patients.

Adrienne Clingerman

Optometric Technician/Assist. Manager

Adrienne has been in the optical field since 2009. She has extensive experience and enjoys patient interaction. Adrienne always has a smile and is eager to help clients find the perfect sunwear or eyewear as well as select the perfect lenses suited for the task at hand.

Linda Michael

Insurance Coordinator

Linda has been with Columbus Eyeworks since July 2001. She works on Saturdays, usually behind the scene, and is our expert in insurance processing.

Columbus Eyeworks History

Columbus Eyeworks was established in the year 2000 at 4th Avenue and High Street in the Short North Arts District. The award-winning Columbus Eyeworks neon sign is a replica shape of the old 1953 Caravan Bar sign that predated Eyeworks at that location.

We made the transition along with our signature sign to our new home at 25 W Hubbard Avenue in early 2009. The new office is larger to accommodate our tremendous growth and to serve clients more effectively. Our renovated space occupies one quarter of what used to be the service garage for the Winders Motor Company. Winders Chevrolet was supposedly the oldest Chevrolet dealer in the State of Ohio and was cited in two Columbus Dispatch articles from 1939 and 1942 as the oldest continuously operating agency at that time in the USA.

Since our inception, we have integrated with the arts community of Central Ohio. Our creative advertising is designed to highlight and support the major arts organizations of Columbus. We have always collaborated with galleries and local artists by displaying their works for the delight of our patrons.