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Dr. Michael Lyons

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Office Hours


M: 10:00am – 7:00pm
T: 9:30am – 5:30pm
W: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Th: 8:30am – 5:00pm
F: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Select Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun: Closed

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Dr. Michael Lyons
, founder and owner of Focal Pointe Eye Care, received his undergraduate education at Ohio University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 in biology with a minor in art. He went on to study optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, earning his Doctoral Degree in 2001. Following his graduation, he was accepted into the Ocular Disease Residency program at Cincinnati Eye Institute. From there, Dr. Lyons joined the Cincinnati Eye Institute’s Corneal, Refractive, and Uveitis Clinic.

After 7 years of service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, Dr. Lyons made the decision to expand his role in eye and vision care by opening Focal Pointe Eye Care, a modern, full-service optometric clinic with state-of-the-art equipment and eyewear boutique. His years of experience helped him design a facility that is welcoming to patients and their families.

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Photo by Helen Adams (www.helenadamsphotography.com)

Dr. Lyons is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. Dr. Lyons is also a full-time Volunteer Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and is the head of the University Contact Lens Service. He is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for the treatment and management of ocular disease. He also has special interests in low vision and contact lenses for therapeutic and cosmetic needs.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lyons volunteers full time as a clinical instructor for the University of Cincinnati. Ophthalmology residents receive hands-on training and education under his supervision at the Focal Pointe Eye Care clinic.

Dr. Lyons gets daily inspiration from his wonderful family, including his wife Liz and two children, Diegan and Eleanor, who were practically raised at the Focal Pointe office when it first opened.

Low Vision Services

cabviDr. Lyons has provided low vision services at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired from 2003 to 2015. He has a special interest in this field since his wife suffers from a permanent visual impairment due to juvenile macular degeneration, otherwise know as Stargardt’s disease. If you or a family member has impaired vision, we can help assist and direct you to the appropriate facility. The mission of the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to offer blind and visually impaired people of Greater Cincinnati the opportunity to seek independence. They do this by surrounding their clients with the most caring people and helpful services to build a plan based on their needs. Click here to learn more about CABVI.

Presentations

Dr. Lyons is active in the education of patients, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. Click here to view an abbreviated list of his educational programs.
Eye Health and Healthy Living – The Golden Years Seminars
• West Chester Hospital, November 23, 2013 and December 4, 2013

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster”
• American Academy of Optometry, October 25, 2013

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, September 24, 2013

“Boost Your Practice with Slit Lamp Photography”
• Reliance Medical, October 17, 2013

“Meaningful Use (Less) Update”, “You’re Putting What in My Eye?”, “Scleral Lens Case Studies: Not Your Average Cornea”, and “The Infectious Contact Lens”
• Opticians Association of Ohio, February 24, 2013 and October 13, 2013

“Update on the Primary Care Initiative”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, October 23, 2012

“Scleral Lenses: Troubleshooting Tips for Jupiter Scleral Lenses”
• Essilor Laboratories Webinar, May 2012

“Scleral Lenses: Fitting Your Not So Average Corneas”
• Essilor Laboratories Webinar, October 2011

“Acanthamoeba: The Infection You Don’t Want to Miss”
• American Academy of Optometry Grand Rounds, October 15, 2011

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster” and “Non-Surgical Management of Irregular Corneas”
• Opticians Association of Ohio, October 2, 2011

“Boost Your Practice with Slit Lamp Photography”
• Reliance Medical, August 2011

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster” and “Management of Uveitic Glaucoma”
• Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, May 17, 2011

“Non-Surgical Management of Corneal Deformities Part 2”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, March 22, 2011

“Non-Surgical Management of Corneal Deformities Part 1”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, October 26, 2010

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster” and “Boost Your Practice with Slit Lamp Photography”
• SECO International, Atlanta, February 13, 2010

“Management of Uveitic Glaucoma”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, June 23, 2009

“Management of Anterior Uveitis”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, November 27, 2007

“Acanthamoeba Keratitis – Case Study CM”
• Greater Cincinnati Optometric Society, July 31, 2007

“Uveitic Glaucoma”
• Greater Cincinnati Optometric Society, October 10, 2006

“Acanthamoeba Keratitis on the Rise”
• University of Cincinnati Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, March 29, 2006

“Anterior Uveitis”
• Ohio State University College of Optometry, May 25, 2006

“Restasis and Dry Eyes”
• Greater Cincinnati Optometric Society, February 28, 2006
• Sponsored by Allergan

“Contact Lens Advances: Fitting the Normal Cornea”
• The University of Cincinnati Corneal Symposium 2004
• Hosted by Adam Kaufman, M.D., and Edward Holland, M.D.

“Meaningful Use (Less) Update”, “You’re Putting What in My Eye?”, “Scleral Lens Case Studies: Not Your Average Cornea”, and “The Infectious Contact Lens”
• Opticians Association of Ohio, April 27, 2014.

Education

ousquareOhio University, Bachelor of Science Degree 1997, Pre-Medicine Major, Fine Arts Minor

 

osusquare The Ohio State University
College of Optometry
Doctoral Degree 2001

 

ceisquareCincinnati Eye Institute, Ocular Disease Residency 2002

 

Professional Affiliations

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University of Cincinnati, Department of Ophthalmology, Full-Time Volunteer Clinical Instructor

 

ceisquareCincinnati Eye Institute, Corneal, Refractive, and Uveitis Clinic

 

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
Promoting the art, science, and research of vision care

The American Optometric Associate (AOA)
Dedicated to promote professional and public awareness of optometric issues including office management and state laws

Ohio Optometric Association (OOA)
Providing legislative leadership and unity among Ohio optometrists

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH)
Primary mission of VOSH is to facilitate the provision of eye care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such care

Scleral Lens Education Society
The Scleral Lens Education Society is a non-profit organization committed to teaching contact lens practitioners the science and art of fitting all designs of scleral contact lenses for the purpose of managing corneal irregularity and ocular surface disease.