Family Optometry was founded by Dr. Robert Hutchinson in Marion in 1981, and was known as Marion Family Optometrists. In 1994, he began a second location in Wabash, known as Family Optometry.
In early 2015, the Marion office also assumed the Family Optometry name. Dr. Hutchinson operated both the Marion and Wabash offices by himself until Dr. Dale joined him in 2007.
From the beginning, Family Optometry was guided by Dr. Hutchinson’s convictions that people are more important than money, that all patients deserve to be treated like family, and that the office should be a fun place for both staff and patients. While Dr. Hutchinson was sadly lost to cancer in August 2014, Family Optometry continues to operate upon those principles he valued.
Faithfulness to those values has enabled Family Optometry to experience some exciting growth over the past several years. In 2014, Dr. Ashley (Hight) Yearling joined Dr. Dale, and Dr. Jack Derby joined the Family Optometry team in August 2015. The addition Dr. Yearling and Dr. Derby made it possible for us to open an office location in Peru in September 2015.
In January 2018, Dr. J. Jeffrey Hughes and his Huntington practice officially joined Family Optometry. Dr. Hughes has been providing compassionate, quality eye care in Huntington since 1981. We are thrilled to now have Dr. Hughes as part of the Family Optometry team. Dr. Derek Price also joined Family Optometry in 2018, becoming our fifth doctor.
With this growth, it is our pleasure to provide caring, affordable, high-quality eye care for families in Marion, Wabash, Peru, and Huntington. Please visit the locations page to learn more about which doctors are available at each of our locations.