Trepke Vision Care recently underwent an expansion that doubled its size. The eye care specialists include, from left to right: Ben LaMarca, Denise Wells, Dr. Ronald Trepke and Nanci Van Drei.

Can You Read This?


Published: 03/19/2012

by Patricia Nugent

“When I ask patients when they had their last eye exams, a lot of them say it was when they renewed their driver’s licenses,” smiles Ron Trepke, O.D., owner of Trepke Vision Care, in Strongsville. “It’s not the same thing. When we do an exam we look at the complete health of the eye. A simple vision screening, like you get at the license bureau, or like they give your child at school, might say that you have 20-20 vision, but that doesn’t mean everything is okay.”


A comprehensive eye examination includes a variety of tests that check neurological function, eye pressure, eye muscle coordination and health of the external and internal eye structures.


Having practiced optometry for nearly 25 years, Dr. Trepke has served the Strongsville community since 2000 when his vision care center became the first business to open in Springfield Corners at the intersection of Drake and Prospect roads.


Trepke Vision Care is a full-service eye center that offers comprehensive exams, along with glasses, contact lenses, safety glasses, sunglasses, sports goggles and accessories. If you’ve visited Dr. Trepke before, you may think your eyes are playing tricks on you when you walk in. But don’t worry, the walls really are further apart. With a recently completed expansion, the office has doubled in size from 1,200 to 2,400 square feet.


“With the expansion, we will be able to see more patients more efficiently,” Dr. Trepke says. “And we have even more frames to choose from.”


The spacious new office is loaded with close to a thousand frames in a variety of styles and all prices, from budget to designer. And there are now two opticians—Ben LaMarca and Nanci Van Drei—who are anxious to help make sure that you not only see well, but look good, too.


“Our customers tell us they are complimented all the time about their frames,” Dr. Trepke says. “Our opticians not only provide outstanding service, but they also have a great eye for fashion. I don’t remember anybody ever leaving here saying they can’t find something they like.”


Dr. Trepke said the success of his vision center is due to attentive customer service.


“We do whatever we can to help, whether it’s accommodating short-notice appointments or helping patients with insurance issues,” he says. “Our success is based on our honesty. We never try to sell people something they don’t need, whether its eyeglasses, contacts or medical treatment.”


The latest trend in contact lenses is the one day disposable lens. You cannot get any more convenient and comfortable than starting with a brand new pair of contact lenses every day that you throw out every night. It is not as expensive as people think, and it is the healthiest and safest way to wear contacts. Eliminating the cost of purchasing contact lens supplies such as solution is another benefit of these lenses. Dr. Trepke says, “I have seen fewer complications with patients who have switched to single use contact lenses. It eliminates the issues that can happen with other types of contacts.” They work well for everybody, especially children and athletes.


To schedule an exam, you can call Trepke Vision Care, at 440-878-0122. Trepke Vision Care is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trepke Vision Care is located at 20914 Drake Road, Strongsville.