EyeCare Professionals of Powell is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!
Jason R. Miller, O.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Jason R. Miller is a 1995 graduate of Ohio Dominican College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He continued his studies at The Ohio State University where he earned a Doctorate of Optometry in 1999. In 2006, he completed his Masters in Business Administration. Dr. Miller began practicing with Dr. Kuhlmann at EyeCare Professionals of Powell in June, 1999 upon graduation and licensure.
Dr. Miller is a faculty member at Ohio State University and has instructed students in the Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Clinic. He has done extensive work in the area of children’s vision. Research has indicated 70 to 80 percent of children in learning disabled classes have an undetected vision problem. 1 in every 20 children suffers from Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”), including Dr. Miller’s son whose condition he detected at 22 months. The earlier any vision concerns are detected, the better the prognosis can be.
Dr. Miller proudly volunteers his time for many school vision screenings and the “Realeyes” initiative. For his dedication, he recently received the 2004 Community Service Award for the Olentangy School Board. He also examines and provides eyeglasses to needy individuals through the American Optometric Association’s Vision USA Program, and VSP’s Sight for Students. He is currently the Central Ohio Zone governor in the Ohio Optometric Association and the Central Ohio InfantSEE coordinator. He is also an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Olentangy Rotary Club, Powell Chamber of Commerce, and the Powell United Methodist Church.
Dr. Miller and his wife, Melanie, reside in Powell with their three children; Jacob, Joshua, and Megan.
San-San L. Cooley, O.D., M.S.
Dr. San-San L. Cooley received her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Minnesota, earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. She continued on to obtain her Doctorate of Optometry, graduating magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, College of Optometry.
She was selected to become part of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and also received the Patient Care Excellence Award and the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award. Following graduation, Dr. Cooley completed a residency focusing on the management and treatment of ocular disease at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.
Dr. Cooley is a current faculty member at The Ohio State University, College of Optometry. As Clinical Assistant Professor and attending doctor, she supervises interns and examines patients in Primary Vision Clinic, Ocular Disease Clinic, Vision Rehabilitation Clinic, and at the Student Health Center. Dr. Cooley is also an instructor for clinical skills labs at the OSU College of Optometry.
Dr. Cooley is an active member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. She is involved in the community as a member of LifePoint Church, and is a presenter of “Realeyes,” an education program that teaches children and their parents about eye health and safety. She has volunteered on an optometric service mission with Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH), providing eye care to underserved populations in Ecuador.
Dr. Cooley is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She practices full scope optometry and sees patients of all ages providing vision and ocular health examinations, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, emergency eye care, and referral services for various ocular conditions.
Joseph Keaney, O.D.
Dr. Joseph Keaney received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2005. He then went to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and earned his Doctorate of Optometry with clinical honors in 2010.
Dr. Keaney moved back to Northeast Ohio upon graduation and provided eye care in a private practice in Cleveland for 4 years. He moved back to Columbus in 2015 and has been practicing in Gahanna and German Village.
Dr. Keaney is passionate about patient education. He practices full scope optometry emphasizing preventative care to maintain optimal eye health and vision.
Dr. Keaney is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Ohio Optometric Association. He is looking forward to becoming more involved in his hometown of Powell, where he resides with his wife, Jen, and son, Wyatt. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavs!
Eric Neader, O.D.
Dr. Neader is a 2004 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Neader is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, and The Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA. He has received extensive training during his externships in Ocular Disease at the Dayton VA Hospital and with the Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology. After graduating, he began practicing in corporate optometry, and was also employed with a refractive surgical center. Thus, Dr. Neader brings a unique skill set with tremendous clinical experience in the area of Refractive Surgery to the arena of private optometric practice. He was one of the primary optometrists on staff who was trained and qualified to evaluate the pre-op patient selection and manage post-op care for numerous refractive surgical cases, including LASIK & PRK. He has joined our practice in November of 2021. Dr. Neader is a resident of the Powell area.
VP of Sales and Marketing for Optometric Management Group and Clinical Research Coordinator for Insight Research Clinic
Jason took over the role of VP of Sales and Marketing for Optometric Management group in 2020. Jason has over 21 years of experience in the optical field. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business in Business Management in 2004. He is the proud father of Wyatt, Hudson and husband to Abigail. He and his family reside in the Lewis Center area.
Carla will greet you at the front desk with a smile. Carla joined our office in 2012 with over 13 years of experience. Carla is originally from the Ashland area. Carla is married to Dan and resides in the Powell area. Carla has two children and four grandchildren.
CPO and Clinical Research Assistant for Insight Research Clinic
Gina Whaley has been a technician in the Eye Care Professionals family since 2016. Gina assists patients prior to their comprehensive examinations in all areas of pre-testing such as autorefraction and visual fields testing. She also received her CPO certification in 2017. Gina is a graduate of The Ohio State University and enjoys spending time with her 3 children as well as reading and watching sports.
LDO and Department Head for Optical Department
Julie has been in the optical industry since 1997. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the optical field. She received her Ohio Optical Dispensers license in 2001. She also achieved her Certified Paraoptometric Certification in 2008. She has been with the company over 9 years and is the eyewear gallery team leader.
Wendy joined our office in 2015. Wendy will greet you at the front desk and the optical department. Wendy has over 4 years of experience in the optical field. Wendy studied Nursing at Clark State. Wendy and her family reside in the Dublin area.
Taylor grew up with a large extended family in Upper Arlington. After graduation, she spent nine years teaching young children at Burbank Early Childhood School. Needing a change, Taylor jumped in to the optometry world in 2017 as an Optometric Technician. She values connecting with patients, helping them achieve their best vision, and eye health. She is currently working to become a Certified Paraoptometric Technician, and learning from the experienced veteran doctors and staff at Eyecare professionals of Powell.
In her free time Taylor fosters dogs for local animal rescue Speak! for the the unspoken. Speak! is a foster based rescue that specializes in blind/deaf and other special needs dogs and cats. She enjoys traveling with friends and family, going to concerts, spending time outdoors and finding the best restaurants in the city.
Gwen joined our team in the summer of 2020. They have been working in the optometry field since 2019. You can usually find them working in our optical department, but you may also see them at the front desk or as a technician. Gwen earned the Associate of Science Degree at Columbus State Community College in 2019. They completed their Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2021. Gwen enjoys cooking, playing video games, and caring for their plethora of plant and animal friends.
CPO, Optometric Technician and Department Head for Clinic and Technicians
Candice joined our team as an optometric technician in October of 2020. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University and she earned her certified paraoptometric license in 2022. Prior to entering the optical field, she spent many years as an educator at the Columbus Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, and an outdoor education center in southwestern Ohio. Candice enjoys animals, photography, hiking, and exploring area parks with her family.
Madi joined our team in the fall of 2020. She greatly enjoys connecting with patients and helping them to feel confident in the glasses they wear. She is currently studying in the STEM field and plans on receiving a degree in Biomedical Engineering. She spends her free time having fun with her four dogs, gecko, and family. Her other interests include art, baking, and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.
Samantha works at our front desk. Born and raised in Columbus, she is a proud alumni of Bishop Ready High School. She has worked in customer service for over 10 years. In her free time Samantha enjoys a quiet weekend cross stitching with her pets.
James grew up in Van wert, Ohio. He began playing piano at 4 years old. He also enjoys playing the accordion, trombone, guitar, organ, and percussion. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, drawing, singing, acting, and dancing.
Ryan joined our team in 2021. A resident of Powell. Ryan received his B.A. in History from THE Ohio State University and is pursuing his Master’s. In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, bodybuilding, tabletop Warhammer 40,000, and running.
Melissa started here in the winter of 2021, and has over 30 years of optical experience. She takes delight in working with patients to help them find the perfect pair of frames and lens options. Along with keeping up with the latest fashion trends, Melissa enjoys cooking, attending festivals, and salsa dancing
Mia started working as a technician at EyeCare Professionals in May 2022. Mia is from the Powell area and currently attends The Ohio State University. Mia is studying Biology with a minor in Public Health and is involved in Pre-Optometry Club, EyesOnHealth, BuckeyeThon, and Delta Omega Kappa. In Mia’s free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Justin, inspired by his mom’s experience in the eye care profession, began working in the optical department in the winter of 2021. Justin likes getting to know patients and helping them pick the best glasses. Justin is from Cortland, Ohio. Some of his hobbies and interests include playing video games, sports, cooking, and traveling.
I started my Optometry journey in 2020 working as a technician at EyeCare Professionals. I recently graduated with a bachelors degree from Miami University this past May and I am currently applying to Optometry school. In the past I have worked as a waitress, and caregiver, and volunteer for Opening Minds Through Art. In my free time I enjoy lifting weights, traveling, trying new restaurants with friends, hiking, and watching movies.
Hope grew up in Powell and is a graduate of Olentangy Liberty High School. She received her BS in Health and Rehabilitation Science from Ohio State and will be attending Ohio State’s College of Optometry. In undergrad, Hope was a RealEyes presenter, Bible study leader, a gymnastics teacher, and a volunteer at Southwood Elementary School.
In her free time, Hope enjoys watching sports and romantic comedies. Some of her favorite movies are 27 Dresses and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Her other interests include learning how to cook, traveling, and fishing.