Dr. Lorie Lippiatt, Optometrist, is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Her extensive clinical experience includes over 31 years of patient care at The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc. which she founded in August 1989. Dr. Lippiatt's focus and vision has always been to provide excellent quality eyecare for the community.
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, and still does today, including the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment available. She has authored several articles in professional journals, lectured extensively across the United States, and has provided consulting services for many companies in the eyecare industry.
In 2006, Dr. Lorie Lippiatt was honored as “One of the 50 Most Influential Women in the Optical Industry”. Dr. Lippiatt serves on the Board of Directors for the Optical Women's Association.
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.
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”.