Welcome to Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates
Your Optometrist in CINCINNATI, OH
Caring For Your Vision Since 2010

Call us at (513)-753-4981 today.

The staff at Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates of Cincinnati, Ohio is dedicated to caring for your eyes by providing state-of-the-art technology and expert vision care. Our experienced doctors are trained to provide patients with a wide variety of eye-care services including comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings and medical eye evaluations. Our doctors are also certified in the diagnosis, treatment and management of most ocular diseases. Our in-depth exams are customized just for you and your unique eye-care needs.

Our practice is conveniently located in the Eastgate Mall inside of LensCrafters and proudly serves patients in Amelia, Batavia, Cincinnati, Milford, Mt. Orab, Newtown, Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam with us and see how we can help you get the best care and prescription for your eyes. Call us at 513.753.4981 or schedule an exam online. You’ll see why Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates are the eye-care associates that care!

Welcome to Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates in CINCINNATI. Dr. Brian VanDerPloeg and the Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our CINCINNATI office.

Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the CINCINNATI area come to Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. VanDerPloeg and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. VanDerPloeg and the Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the CINCINNATI area. Our CINCINNATI optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our CINCINNATI office at (513)-753-4981.

At Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (513)-753-4981 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Brian VanDerPloeg
CINCINNATI Optometrist | Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates | (513)-753-4981

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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Brian VanDerPloeg, OD

    Dr. Brian VanDerPloeg is the managing doctor of Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates. He moved to Cincinnati in July of 2010 when he acquired the Eastgate Mall doctor’s office inside LensCrafters. Before Cincinnati, Dr. VanDerPloeg ran an office in south Louisville.

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  • Dr.
    Steven L. Hecht, OD

    Dr. Steven Hecht was born and raised in northern New Jersey and moved to Ohio to attend Miami University in Oxford. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in Philadelphia, PA, where he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree.

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What Makes Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates Unique

Cutting Edge Technology

We have the latest and greatest diagnostic tools to help protect your precious vision!
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No Ordinary Eye Exams!

Since 2010, we have been focused on providing high-quality vision care to our patients.
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Contact Lenses

Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates can help take the confusion out of buying contacts.
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See Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates Once A Year

While most people schedule regular check-ups with their primary care physician or dentist, many are not aware of the importance of an annual visit to their eye doctor. Regular eye exams can be the key to the early detection and treatment of emerging vision problems, eye diseases and a number of health-related issues. The skilled doctors and staff at Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates will make sure you get the eye prescription that is just right for you, so you can see at your best! Don’t take good vision for granted, contact us today to schedule an eye exam. We often accept same day appointments if necessary.

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What Are Carotenoids For Maximum Eye Health?

The Power of Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin

Carotenoids may sound like aliens from outer space, but they’re actually essential nutrients for your eye health. Two very important carotenoids are lutein and zeaxanthin—yellow pigments that occur naturally in many plants and vegetables. Recent scientific research has discovered a third carotenoid in the eye, meso-zeaxanthin. It is not found in food sources. Instead, it appears to be created in the retina from lutein.

The best natural food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin are green leafy vegetables and other green or yellow vegetables. Among these, cooked kale and cooked spinach top the list, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Other sources are cooked collards, cooked turnip greens, green peas, cooked broccoli, raw romaine lettuce, cooked green beans and carrots. A non-vegetarian source of lutein and zeaxanthin are egg yolks. If you can’t get carotenoids into your diet, lutein/zeaxanthin/meso-zeaxanthin supplements are available. Be sure to ask your optometrist.


Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 513.753.4981 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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