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The eye care professionals at Northwest Vision Center specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our Columbus Eye Doctors:

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Dr. Yoongie E. Min

Dr. Min did his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1985. He then entered The Ohio State University College of Optometry from which he received his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1989. During his graduate training, he served as class president for all four years and as student council president for two years. During his final year, the Ohio Optometric Association awarded him the Outstanding Senior Student Award. Dr. Min also received the Vistakon Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Care.

Upon graduation, Dr. Min joined Lakeland Eye Surgeons, a multi-specialty surgical and medical practice in Lorain, Ohio, where he gained intensive experience in surgical post-operative care, emergency eye services, and geriatric eye care. Dr. Min then returned to the Columbus area and opened Northwest Vision Center in 1991. In 1992, Dr. Min took over a practice in Chillicothe, Ohio and began splitting his time between both offices.

Dr. Min is very active in the Ohio Optometric Association. He has served as a trustee of the Central Ohio Optometric Association and has served on the Membership, Congress Planning, and Assistance to Graduates committees at the state level. He has also served as chairman of the Assistance to Graduates Committee. Dr. Min is also very active in the Ohio State College of Optometry Alumni Association and is the past President of that organization.

In his spare time, Dr. Min enjoys traveling, cooking and golf. Dr. Min has a special practice interest in laser vision correction and in fact, had his own eyes treated with the LASIK procedure. As a former contact lens wearer, he also enjoys fitting and prescribing all types of contact lenses.

Dr. Min resides in Hilliard with his wife Jacqueline and their two sons, Andrew and Alex.

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Dr. Stephanie Sims

Dr. Stephanie Sims grew up in Dublin and graduated from Dublin Jerome High School. She attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies majoring in biology and business. Throughout her undergraduate years, she was vice president of the Pre-Optometry Club, and volunteered as a Young Life Leader at Westerville North High School. It was while she was an undergraduate that she first joined the Northwest Vision Center staff as an optician and technician, learning the fundamentals of the eye care business.

While in her third year as an undergraduate, Dr. Sims received early admission to The Ohio State University College of Optometry. During optometry school, she was president of Optometry Ambassadors, and held leadership positions in Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. She was also a member of the American Optometric Student Association. Dr. Sims has gained experience in cataract surgery co-management and Refractive Surgery co-management at Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons in the Akron area. She also gained experience in ocular disease at the Columbus VA Care Center. Her experience in pediatrics, binocular vision, vision therapy, and contact lenses allows her to provide care to patients of all ages.

Once graduated, Dr. Sims was given the opportunity to become a partner and part owner of Northwest Vision Center, and decided that there was no other place she’d rather provide eye care to her patients.

Dr. Sims and her husband Matt, also a Dublin native and Dublin Jerome graduate, live in Powell where they are involved in Olentangy Liberty’s Young Life and are very active in their church. In her spare time, Dr. Sims enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, cheering on the Buckeyes, and playing with her furry child, a puppy named Chandler.

Dr. Sims talks about joining the team