Dr. Christopher Smiley is a native to the Central Ohio area and the second generation owner of Vision Professionals. As an innovative and progressive leader in the Optometric community, his commitment to excellence is evident in all areas.
Dr. Smiley graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2001 with top honors in contact lens patient care. Dr. Smiley was honored with the prestigious American Optometric Foundation’s (AOF) Contact Lens Excellence Award. Selected by the faculty, this award is presented to one graduating fourth year optometry student who demonstrates excellence in clinical contact lens patient care during their optometric education. Dr. Smiley was also one of an elite group of students to be granted membership in both Sigma Kappa and Gold Key International Optometric Honor Societies.
Dr. Smiley supports advanced optometric education through his membership in the American Optometric Association (AOA), Ohio Optometric Association (OOA), Columbus Optometric Association (COA), and the Contact Lens & Cornea Section of the AOA (CLCS). Dr. Smiley has served as a clinical investigator for a number of contact lens study programs, which allows him to provide many lens technologies before they are commercially available. Dr. Smiley serves as consultant to many contact lens manufacturers. He frequently lectures to doctors and teaches students contact lens fitting techniques. Dr. Smiley currently serves as the Treasurer of The Ohio State Alumni Association for the College of Optometry.
Dr. Smiley specializes in “difficult fit” contact lenses including those patients with rare eye conditions such as keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, and those patients requiring vision rehabilitation after laser vision correction. Dr. Smiley also specializes in the treatment and management of eye emergencies and glaucoma. He frequently assists patients with vision correcting procedures such as LASIK, corneal refractive therapy, cataracts, and other new technologies. Dr. Smiley provides state-of-the-art eye care to those patients seeking contact lenses, including those that have not been successful elsewhere.
Dr. Smiley’s commitment to continual optometric education and modern technologies allows him to maintain impeccable clinical skills and to practice at the forefront of the optometric profession.
On a personal note, Dr. Smiley enjoys spending time with his kids. His daughter, Kendall is 12, and his son, Morgan is 8. He enjoys watching Ohio State Buckeye football, health and fitness activities, automobiles, fishing, warm weather especially if a beach is involved, and his dog, CoCo (Rhodesian Ridgeback).