About Us

Northwest Ohio Vision Center has been operating in downtown Bryan, Ohio for nearly 75 years. The practice was started by Dr. Frederick W Richardson in 1939. In 1976 Dr. Keith Woodard joined the practice followed by Dr. Robert Hill in 1993. In 1995 Dr. Thomas Olnhausen merged his practice with Northwest Ohio Vision Center where he continued to see patients until his retirement in 2012. In 1998 Dr. Tara Richmond joined Northwest Ohio Vision Center. Dr. Andrea Yahraus joined the practice in 2018.

Northwest Ohio Vision Center is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can. Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Doctor Robert L. Hill, O.D.

Dr. Robert Hill received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1992. He is also an alumnus of Bowling Green State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. Upon returning to Williams County he joined Dr. Woodard and Dr. Richardson in practice in 1993.

Dr. Hill is therapeutically licensed to treat all diseases of the eye including glaucoma and infectious diseases and is certified to co-manage cataract and LASIK surgery.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is an avid snowmobiler and Ohio State fan.

Doctor Tara L. Richmond, O.D.

Dr. Tara Richmond graduated summa cum laude from The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1998. She is also an alumnus of the Defiance College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors. Returning to Williams County in 1998, Dr. Richmond proudly joined Northwest Ohio Vision Center where she has been caring for patients ever since.

Dr. Richmond is therapeutically licensed to treat all diseases of the eye including glaucoma and infectious diseases and is certified to co-manage cataract and LASIK surgery.

She has been married to her husband Cory for 18 years. They have 3 children; Maddie, Easten, and Jaxon.

Doctor Andrea J. Yahraus O.D.

Dr. Andrea J. Yahraus was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio and graduated from BHS in 2010. She attended Trine University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and enjoyed time in the community and university orchestra. After graduation, Andrea moved to Bloomington, Indiana to pursue a career in Optometry at Indiana University School of Optometry. During her four years, Andrea was active in many organizations including Contact Lens Club, Private Practice Club, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. This gave her the opportunity to do a mission trip to Frome, Jamaica in 2016 where she helped serve the local communities ocular health needs. Andrea did her external rotations at various locations including Northern Indiana VA Hospital in Ft Wayne IN, Vision Care Specialists of Des Plaines IL, Indianapolis Eye Care Center, and Atwater Eye Care Center in Bloomington, IN. Dr. Andrea Yahraus joined the practice in 2018. She looks forward to serving the Bryan and surrounding communities with ALL your eye care needs.

– Insurance Coordinator

Clarissa has been with our practice since 2004. She is the insurance coordinator and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your insurance benefits. In her free time, she and her family enjoy participating in local sporting events.

– Optometric Technician

Heather has been with our office since 2010, but has had extensive training and experience over the past 18 years as an optometric technician, using her Associates of Optometric/Ophthalmic Technology Degree to its full potential. She performs preliminary testing on our patients and gathers health and history information before they are examined by the doctor. Heather also performs many specialized procedures to help the doctors diagnose wide array of vision and eye health conditions. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

– Front Desk & Reception

Janis has been with our office since 2014. She is usually the first and last person you see in our office. She is always smiling and willing to help our patients in any way she can. Outside of work, she enjoys attending her children’s sporting events and cooking dinners for her family.

– Scribe

Kirby has been with Northwest Ohio Vision Center since 2010. She makes the doctors more efficient putting to use her degree in Associate of Applied Business in Medical Office Support while acting as their scribe. Kirby enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, other family, and watching baseball.

– Lab Technician

Misty has been our lab technician since 2004. Her job is behind the scenes but she is the person that places your orders with the lab.

– Front Desk & Reception

Sue has been a part of our office since 1991. She is usually the first and last person you see in our office. She is always happy, patient, and willing to help. Outside of work, she loves traveling with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren.