Since its founding more than 20 years ago, VisionQuest Eyecare has gone on to treat several generations of patients’ families.
“Not a day goes by that I don’t see a patient who’s related to another patient,” said Co-owner Chris Browning, O.D. “Sometimes we take care of three or four generations of the same family. I’m now treating the children of the millennials working in our practice.”
VisionQuest’s compassionate, personal touch has kept families coming back for a wide variety of services. The clinic offers more medical services than the typical private practice. In fact, it is one of the few practices in the state to provide laser treatment for glaucoma care. (Dr. Browning was one of the first optometrists in Indiana to be certified in this treatment.) Among other conditions, VisionQuest treats dry eye, cataracts, macular degeneration and myopia management for children.
Childhood myopia (nearsightedness) affects one in three children and is the sixth leading cause of blindness. This is an issue near and dear to Dr. Browning, as his own myopia inspired him to pursue eyecare. Because he visited his eye doctor so often when he was growing up, the VisionQuest Eyecare office is familiar ground — like a second home.
Dr. Browning played a key role in facilitating the practice’s partnership with Treehouse Eyes, the country’s leading myopia management service. This partnership formed at a perfect time, just as e-learning and increased screen time amid COVID was leading to a rise in childhood myopia cases.
VisionQuest entered into another important alliance during COVID, teaming up with Sponsel CPA Group, which handles the practice’s accounting, financial reporting, tax preparation and more.
“We look forward to working with Sponsel in the future to reevaluate our corporate structure,” said Dr. Browning.
That structure certainly keeps expanding. With locations in Indianapolis, Geist and Greenwood as well as the recent addition of two new doctors and four staff members, VisionQuest is growing to serve many more generations of Hoosiers.