Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always 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, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
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 doctors:
Dr. Gregory W. Hicks graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1984. He completed additional clinical study in vision therapy and pediatric vision care at The State University of New York State College of Optometry. Dr. Hicks serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and he has fourth year optometry externs work along side him on a daily basis. He has practiced full time at Family Eye Care Centers in Sandusky, Huron and Clyde, Ohio since 1990. Dr. Hicks has special interests in the care of infants and children as well as binocular vision and learning related visual problems but he enjoys working with patients of all ages.
Dr. Hicks is very involved in the professional optometric community including the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) and American Optometric Association (AOA). He served as president of the OOA in 2000 and was the OOA Optometrist of the Year in 2004. He also serves as the AOA appointed member on the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) which is the only accrediting body of the professional optometric degree (O.D.) programs, optometric residency programs, and optometric technician programs. In 2005 Dr. Hicks was awarded the first Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr American Optometric Association InfantSee Award for his role in promoting infant eye care issues on a national and community basis.
Dr. Hicks plays an active role in numerous public service and community organizations such as the Sandusky Rotary Club, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Erie County United Way, OSU Alumni Club of Erie County and the Boy Scouts of America. He currently resides in Sandusky, Ohio with his wife Vicky. They have three children: Jeremy, Cassie and Jonathan. He enjoys golf, water sports, and the Ohio State Buckeyes!
Dr. Hicks is available to see patients in Sandusky and Huron.
Dr. Heather Demos completed her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science at Illinois College of Optometry and graduated with her Doctor of Optometry from ICO in 1999.
Dr. Demos joined Family Eye Care Center in 1999. She currently resides in Huron with her husband Scott, who is a teacher at Huron Schools. They have two wonderful sons Stephen and Daniel. They enjoy golfing, boating, sports and spending time with family and friends.
She is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She is currently President of the Ohio State University Alumni Club and is involved in many activities with her children.
Dr. Demos is available to see patients in Huron and Clyde.
Dr. Janel Strah completed her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University where she graduated with honors, earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Women’s Studies. Dr. Strah went on to graduate from The Ohio State University in June 2015 with her Doctorate of Optometry.
Dr. Strah joined Family Eye Care Centers January of 2016. The former Dr. ElAmin married her husband Jon in October 2016 The Strahs enjoy taking their pug for walks and consider themselves foodies and movie buffs. They recently moved to Huron and are looking forward to becoming involved in the community.
Dr. Strah is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, as well as The Ohio State Alumni Association.
Dr. Strah is available to see patients in Clyde and Sandusky.