Nappanee Family Eyecare has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Nappanee community as well as the Elkhart and Kosciusko counties since 1999, and we want to help you achieve and maintain clear vision for years to come.
Our Vision is to be recognized as a premiere eye care provider in Northern Indiana…
*by providing excellent care to our patients
*by valuing our staff & providing a workplace they love & appreciate
*Honesty & Integrity
*Excellence (in our products & services)
*Innovation & Technology
*Outstanding Customer Satisfaction
Our Mission is to preserve & enhance vision of those in the communities we serve while striving to emulate Christ’s compassion, humility & integrity in all relationships.
Dr. Minnich established Nappanee Family Eyecare in 1999 as a result of buying Dr. Tom Tarman’s (Wakarusa) and Dr. Russell Bolyard’s (Nappanee) Optometry offices and merging them with a new beginning. Dr. Minnich states “I can’t say enough about the opportunity to take over two well-esteemed doctors in their respective communities. I often think about Dr. Tarman and Dr. Bolyard and believe they would be proud of how we provide the many services in our office.”
Dr. Jillian Geiger is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry, where she received her Doctorate of Optometry. While at IU, she was a member and president of Beta Sigma Kappa, an optometric honor society, an associate instructor for the Geometric and Ophthalmic Optics courses, as well as a chairperson for the philanthropic group Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity.
Dr. Jonathan VanGessel graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2019. While in school, he served as president of the Indiana University Optometry Student Association, and was a member of the Gold Key optometric leadership and service honor society, the Beta Sigma Kappa academic optometric honor society, and Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity.
Dr. Megan Schlipf, a born and raised Hoosier, received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Indiana University where she completed external internships focusing on dry eye disease, ocular disease, pre-operative and post-operative care, and primary care. She was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, an optometric honor society, member of the pediatric optometry club, and worked in an optometric research lab.
We are a primary eye care provider where excellent and comprehensive services are carefully provided to meet the patient's visual needs.