Richard L. Windsor, O.D., F.A.A.O.
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Dr. Richard L. Windsor received his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Windsor received the Fox Optical Awards as the Outstanding Senior Clinician at the Indiana University School of Optometry. The American Optometric Association honored Dr. Windsor as the United States’ “National Optometrist of the Year” in 1999, an award that had been given only  36 times in the history of the profession. In 2003, Dr. Windsor received the prestigious appointment as a “Distinguished Practitioner” of the National Academy of Practice. This honor is limited to only 150 distinguished practitioners and scholars in optometry in the United States. Dr. Windsor became only the 4th Indiana optometrist to be honored a “Distinguished Practitioner” by the NAP. Recently, Dr. Windsor became Co-Chair of the National Academy of Optometry and serves on the Council of the National Academies of Practice with representatives of the major healthcare professions. Dr. Windsor was also the first to receive all four annual awards of the Indiana Optometric Association having received the Indiana Optometrist of the Year, Young Optometrist of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and two Meritorious Service Awards. Dr. Windsor is a Past-President of the Indiana Optometric Association, the Indiana Low Vision Rehabilitation Society and Past Trustee of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

Dr. Windsor has recently co-authored a book on the re-engineering of optometric practice with his daughter and has written book chapters and numerous articles on low vision rehabilitation. He has lectured both state and nationally on low vision care, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vision after rehabilitation of stroke and brain injury. He served as a clinical researcher for a new lens for patients with visual field loss in a study being done by Harvard’s Schepen’s Eye Research Institute.

Dr. Windsor has practiced optometry in Hartford City since 1973. He is married to Marjorie Windsor and they have five child including three adopted handicapped children. His daughter, Dr. Laura K. Windsor practices with him. He is a Past President of the Grant Blackford Mental Health Center, the Blackford United Way and the Blackford YMCA.

Dr. Windsor practices all aspects of general eye care including routine eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses including complex contact lenses for eye disease. He also works extensively in the medical treatment of glaucoma, eye injuries, eye allergies and dry eye. Dr. Windsor is also a specialist in the rehabilitation of patients with vision loss from macular degeneration, achromatopsia, and stroke and head injuries.


Craig A. Ford, O.D., F.A.A.O.
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Dr. Ford joined The Eye Associates Group in August of 1983. He is trained to provide a full scale of eye care from infants to seniors. Dr. Ford treats a wide range of eye conditions from simple vision problems requiring eyeglasses or contact lenses to low vision, glaucoma, eye allergy and dry eye. He evaluates and co-manages cataract and LASIK surgery patients. He also monitors the eye problems of diabetic patients.

In years passed, he has served the United Way as co-chair of the professional division. He was a charter board member and past president of Blackford County Economic Development Corporation. He was a past youth exchange officer for the local Rotary Club. He is a Master Mason, a twice Past-Master of Blackford Lodge #106 and is currently the Lodge’s Youth Scholarship Chairman. He has coached T-Ball, Little League baseball and youth league soccer. He holds a private pilot's license and also enjoys flying Radio Control aircraft.

Dr. Ford and his wife, Donna are natives of Hartford City. They have three sons of whom they are very diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, RP, stroke and other brain injury. Dr. Windsor has been an innovator in developing ways to help individuals with visual impairment continue to drive safely.


Laura K. Windsor, O.D., F.A.A.O.
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Dr. Laura Windsor received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Indiana University School of Optometry, where she received the Essilor Award of Excellence, given to an outstanding student in her graduating class and the Varilux Award for an outstanding clinical paper. In June 2001 at the American Optometric Association annual meeting in Boston, she received the National Essilor Award in a competition among graduating doctors of optometry from all sixteen schools of optometry. She served as vice president of the Indiana University Optometric Student Association and was honored with a special award for her multiple contributions to the I.U. School of Optometry. Dr. Laura recently awarded the Indiana Optometric Association's President Citation for being the Young Optometrist of the Year and a Meritorious  Service Award for her work co-authoring a manual on how to select and implement electronic medical records into the optometric practice.

Dr. Windsor followed in her father’s footsteps and joined him in practice with the Eye Associates Group, LLC in 2001. She previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Optometry from Indiana University and she is a graduate of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities at Ball State University. Dr. Windsor trained in low vision care at the Indiana University Indianapolis Eye Care Center and the Low Vision Centers of Indiana. She completed neuro-ophthalmic, retinal, corneal, glaucoma and cataract training at the Muncie Eye Center and Indiana University Eye Care Centers. She received her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in December 2003 in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and the Indiana Low Vision Rehabilitation Society.

Dr. Windsor has published articles on low vision rehabilitation and in 2005 co-authored a book on reengineering the optometric practice. She has co-authored a quarterly column on low vision for Vision Enhancement Magazine. Dr. Windsor has lectured on low vision and treatment of eye disease and vision disordered to doctors, occupational therapists, hospital rehabilitation departments, nursing facilities and low vision support groups throughout Indiana. She also co-authored a national gold medal award-winning article on the application of the Internet to optometry.

Dr. Laura Windsor is a Hartford City, Indiana native and is married to Jeff Whetzel, a Roll native. They have a daughter named Tori, and a son Taylor. Dr. Laura serves as County Coordinator for Blackford County Special Olympics, is a Grants Committee Member for the Blackford County Community Foundation and is currently Corresponding Secretary of the Hartford City chapter of Tri Kappa sorority.

Dr. Windsor is available to provide general eye care for all ages from infants to seniors. She specializes in the treatment and management of patients with glaucoma, dry eyes and ocular allergies. She also specializes in the rehabilitation of those with vision problems related to macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, congenital eye diseases and stroke and traumatic brain injury. Driving with low vision is another area of emphasis in her practice.