Dittman Eyecare has been providing expert, high-quality eye care to the Butler area for 15 years. At Dittman Eyecare, we are proud to serve the Butler area and look forward to remaining your eyecare experts for many years to come!
In 2003, Dr. Dittman, along with his wife and 2-year old daughter, were living in Parkersburg, WV but decided they wanted to move back to the Butler area where both he and his wife are from. Dr. Dittman grew up in Northern Butler County (Karns City), and his wife is from Butler.
Once they decided to relocate, Dr. Dittman said they began searching in the Butler area and discovered that Dr. Weissman, an ophthalmologist who was practicing in Downtown Butler, was looking to retire. “We decided to make the leap of faith and move back “home” at that time and never looked back,” Dr. Dittman said.
He purchased the practice from Dr. Weissman in 2003 and began the journey of growing his practice and providing quality eye care to the Butler area.
In the early days, Dr. Dittman said the practice was completely different than it is today. Dr. Dittman said when he purchased the building, only the first floor of the building was being used, which had not been remodeled since 1982.
“Sherry who has worked for me for 13 years said when she walked in for an interview she had the inclination to turn around and leave as soon as she stepped inside our building. I am glad she stayed,” Dr. Dittman said.
He said when they first opened the practice, they had two employees, a lot of equipment, and an office that needed to be updated. “We went through two major remodels in 2008 and 2013, with the last one expanding our size from 2000 to 6000 sq ft by remodeling all three floors of our building and installing an elevator,” Dr. Dittman said.
He said the remodel began on the first floor while they remained open to see patients. He said due to the remodel, patients had to be escorted around the work areas for about six months.
“In 2013, the remodel was quite a bit larger, and we had a huge garbage chute that looked like an indoor water slide hanging out of our 2nd and 3rd floor windows for months. The noise was so loud we would have to yell at times just to be heard, especially as they built the elevator shaft” Dr. Dittman said.
Dr. Dittman said when they re-opened, it was very odd to have use of all three floors but he said they have implemented many systems that allow them to see patients on multiple floors at a very efficient pace. “This has allowed us to grow from two staff and one doctor to 15 staff and three doctors,” Dr. Dittman said.
To celebrate our anniversary, we will have daily brand specials including:
Our week-long frame show will be from 2-7 Monday, Thursday, and Friday and also 12-4 Tuesday and Wednesday. We are offering a chance to spin the wheel for great deals! Our Wheel Deals include one free pair of frames, 60% off, 50% off, 40% off, gift care, and more!
Come to celebrate with us and spin the wheel to find your deal! Contact us today to learn more about our 15-year Anniversary Celebration in Butler!