Dr. Lorie Lippiatt, Optometrist, is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Her extensive clinical experience includes an externship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio, and the Vision Center of Central Ohio. Additionally, she has devoted much time in the care of nursing home patients and the elderly. Dr. Lippiatt founded The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc., a facility promoting quality eye health care, in August 1989.
In 1995, Dr. Carmela Abraham, a pediatric vision specialist, joined the staff. A complete children’s vision center was developed, offering a child-friendly decor, brightly colored walls and furniture, and playroom. There is a complete line of spectacle frames perfect for infants, as well as the latest in fashion frames for all aged children and teens.
In 2002, Dr. Lorie Lippiatt was chosen as one of three optometric offices in the country to help develop and test an electronic medical records software program. As a leader in technology, she incorporated the most modern technology available. She has authored several articles in professional journals, including “The Hi-Tech Office.” She also conducts seminars at her Salem, Ohio location for doctors from all over the country in the use of electronic medical records, as well as lecturing on medical record keeping all over the country. Leading industry equipment distributors in national advertising campaigns and articles have also featured Dr. Lippiatt.
In 2006, Dr. Lorie Lippiatt was honored as “One of the 50 Most Influential Women in the Optical Industry”.
Enhancements for patients at The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc. include an animated slideshow in the main wellness area, educating patients on eyeglass features, health issues, and eye health procedures. Dr. Lippiatt incorporates digital refraction equipment, which is the most technological and accurate method of measuring a patient’s prescription for glasses. The OptoMap retinal examination uses technology to provide the doctor with the most comprehensive view of the back of the eye. This retinal scan provides an annual permanent record for the medical file, allowing comparisons for tracking and diagnosing potential eye-threatening disease. Imaging capability was added to allow the most advance diagnosis and management of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease. Photography for the front of the eye allows the doctor to follow the progression of lesions on the eyelids, cornea, and conjunctiva.
At the Salem Eyecare Center, Inc., Dr. Lippiatt has incorporated her technology expertise to “tie together” all the instrumentation into the electronic medical record. You can be assured there will not be any missing information, charts, or images. Dr. Lippiatt has truly established the standard for a “technology integrated practice”.