Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

‘It’s Not What You See, It’s How Well You See It’

eyes seeit 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/13/13) - During the last 40 years, mankind has seen many technological advancements. There has been the development of the personal computer, then the Internet, the widespread use of cellular devices, and the (sometimes) helpful GPS. People have gone from listening to the radio, to vinyl, to cassette, to compact disc, and, now, mp3.

Yet, many of the most amazing technological advances have not only been in what is seen but also the way it's seen.

Dr. H. Andrew Ward has been practicing optometry in Owensboro for 40 years. During that time, he’s seen many changes in optometry, including treating diseases in the office. Changes in legislation have resulted in surgeries and treatments that once were done in hospitals, can now be done in the office cutting time, travel and money.

“Optometry is the most non-invasive way to look into someone’s body,” Staff Member Nikie Ward, said.

Dr. Ward’s office, Advantage Eye Care, is a family affair. Dr. Ward’s daughter, Nikie, his other daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Patricia Ward Adams and Dr. Murray Adams, are both Doctors of Optometry at Ward’s office.

Over those four decades, Dr. Ward has been an asset to the community by helping people of all economic conditions. Dr. Ward and his office are proud participators in VOSH-KY, working with local and international Lions Clubs to help distribute glasses donated from Kentuckians to help the less fortunate. Dr. Ward and his family have been going on international VOSH trips since the 1990’s. In fact, they’ve gone on 15 international trips to help more than 1,000 patients in Central South America.

“My practice is always open to the disadvantaged,” Dr. Ward said.

Dr. Ward said his favorite part of optometry is to have the “opportunity to help people”.

In 2006, he was awarded the Kentucky Optometric Association’s ‘Clifford C. Leddingham Optometrist of the Year’. Some would say he has been an asset to the community because of long tenure as an eye doctor, but, even with 40 years under his belt, Ward says he does not plan on retiring any time soon.

“I’m very fortunate for my practice and to serve this community,” Ward said.

For more information on Advantage Eye Care, visit: www.aecowensboro.com.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News
Photo by Taylor Riley

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Cash Mob Visits Green Leaf Boutique in Central City

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/20/14) — There was a Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce 'Cash Mob' early this morning at Green… Read More

MCCES Hosting Backyard Poultry Educational Program

MUHLENBERG, Ky. (8/21/14) — The Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a series of educational… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 17, 2014 4058

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 3671

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3364

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 3201

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 20, 2014 3197

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 3197

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2564

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 1368

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 20, 2014 1345

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 20, 2014 1069

Theft at Pennyrile Park Apartments Leads…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 3364

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 3201

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 3125

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 2578

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 2370

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 17, 2014 4058

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 3671

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3048

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2893

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 19, 2014 2058

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06