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Experience Quality Eye Care: Your Optometrists in Kettering

Welcome to Dayton Optometric Center, where quality service and care meet convenience and expertise. With over 50 years of dedicated service, our professional team is here to address all your eye care needs. From glasses to contacts, low vision examinations to specialized visual aids, we’re committed to providing comprehensive solutions tailored to you. Let us assist you in maintaining optimal eye health and vision. Visit our new modern facility today!


Our Eye Care Services

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Learn about eye exams in Kettering, what's involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts. Think of our eye exam as a full evaluation of your ocular health. Our eye doctors personalize your exam to meet your visual requirements.

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Our eye doctors at Dayton Optometric Center are experienced in fitting even the most complex vision conditions with contact lenses. To determine your personal contact lens requirements, our eye care experts will perform a comprehensive examination of your eyes and vision.

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Are you experiencing discomfort due to dry eyes, which are adversely affecting your quality of life? Our team of eye doctors is here to assist you by thoroughly analyzing your condition and offering comprehensive solutions to effectively treat mild to severe cases of dry eyes.

Read Our Patient Reviews
1 month ago
I have been going to Dayton Optometric since I was a child, Love the new office, staff is friendly, apt was fast, Dr Gilbert is professional and friendly As always 10/10.
- Donna E.

Meet Our Eye Doctors

Heath Gilbert, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Heath Gilbert joined the practice in 1992. He was born in Dayton where he graduated from Northmont High School....
Kathy Rudolf, O.D., MBA
Dr. Kathy Rudolf joined the practice in 2009. She grew up in Maryland, graduated from Annapolis High School, and has...
Megan Wells, O.D., M.S
Dr. Megan Wells earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Grace College in Indiana, then went on...

Our Designer Frames

Dayton Optometric Center is a full-service optical center with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to help our patients in Kettering look and feel their best. We understand how much first impressions matter. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they look at you.

We’ll ensure that you enjoy clear vision and feel fantastic!

Eye Emergencies


Offering Urgent Eye Care

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately and we'll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 937-293-8685 for further instructions. If urgent, find the nearest emergency room.

Insurance Plans


Medical and Vision Insurance

We provide both routine eye care and a full range of optical services, accepting a number of government and private health insurance plans.

Our staff has extensive experience working with Medicare and many major insurance companies and will be glad to help you understand what benefits are available for you.

Hormones and Eye Health

As individuals age, hormone-related vision changes become more prevalent. Discover how hormone imbalances affect vision, from pregnancy to menopause. Stay informed and seek...

Visit Our New Modern Facility

Dear Valued Patients: Exciting news from Dayton Optometric Center! We’re moving to a new, modern facility at 2440 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, Ohio 45419...

Love Your Eyes, Protect Your Eyes!

Protect your eyes at work! 2,000+ daily injuries can be avoided with proper eye care. From manual labor to desk jobs or parenting,...

Healthy Eyes Start with a Healthy Heart

Discover the surprising connection between heart and eye health. Learn how proper heart function ensures oxygen reaches your eyes, crucial for maintaining vision....