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Press Release

Release Date: May 30, 2008

by Karissa Pickett

  • Governor Bill Anoatubby and Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel are joined by tribal and health care officials and guests to commemorate dedication of the Oklahom Optical building.

Ada, Okla. - The Chickasaw Nation dedicated the Oklahoma Optical building in a ceremony on Thursday, May 29 at 1005 N. Country Club Road.

Oklahoma Optical offers a full service optical lab that makes glasses, repairs frames and dispenses contact lenses. Services also include custom fitting and the ability to ship glasses anywhere in the United States.

"Service and patient care continues to be the number one priority for the Chickasaw Nation Health Systems, and that includes Oklahoma Optical," said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby.
The new building location is approximately 3,500 square feet and features an open showroom and a combined contact lens and children's showroom. The building also includes an efficient lab workroom, inventory and office space all located together for optimal convenience.

Presently, Oklahoma Optical houses five full-time employees and three staff from the Chickasaw Nation Career Development Initiative and summer youth programs.

Oklahoma Optical is open to the public and is also a Medicare/Medicaid provider for optical services. After having an eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist, prescriptions can be filled using Oklahoma Optical's fast, friendly service. Orders are typically processed the same day.

A wide selection of eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses are offered through Oklahoma Optical. Frame lines available include, but are not limited to: Ralph Lauren, Hush Puppie, Ray Ban, Polo, Dolce Gabbana, Anne Klein, and Nickelodeonto name a few.

"We're very proud of the quality products that we offer at Oklahoma Optical," said Bill Lance, Chickasaw Nation Health Systems Administrator.

The business was purchased by the Chickasaw Nation in August 2003, and became an addition to the Chickasaw Nation Health Systems in October 2005.

Prior to purchase by the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Optical was located on Townsend Street in Ada and operated by optician Floyd Gurley.

"Many of you probably remember the old location, it had been there for 26 years, providing excellent health service as well as establishing a trusted name in the optical business," said Governor Anoatubby. "The Chickasaw Nation has built on that reputation and continues to offer the highest quality vision care services available."

Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

By providing the Ada area and larger community with access to another eye care resource, the Chickasaw Nation is hoping to help create visual enhancement through excellent service and quality eye care products.

Oklahoma Optical also has a satellite location in the Chickasaw Nation Purcell Health Clinic.

For more information about Oklahoma Optical, call (888) 767-2796 or (580) 332-2796.