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Dr. Oatney knew he wanted to become an optometrist after his own experience with being a patient. “I was working as a construction worker with no goggles on and got a piece of metal stuck in my eye. After staying up all night in agony, I finally visited an eye doctor, who removed the metal. I decided to go into the study of optometry after that.” Dr. Oatney graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1987, where he was awarded membership into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Oatney has been in private practice in Columbus, Ohio since 1987. He has extensive clinical experience and enjoys treating a wide variety of eye care needs.
Dr. Brad Oatney is fluent in Spanish and comfortable treating Spanish-only speakers. In addition, he has decades of experience caring for mentally and physically challenged patients, as well as members of the deaf community. He occasionally makes house calls for patients who are unable to come into the office.
While in private practice, Dr. Oatney has served as the eye care consultant for inmates at the Ohio Department of Corrections facilities. He has performed more than 5,000 bedside exams for patients in local nursing homes and long-term care facilities. He has been a member of the Lions Club International since 1990 and received the Outstanding Service award from the Sight Program of the International Association of Lion’s clubs. Dr. Oatney started a free eye clinic in 2011 and hopes to open a second clinic in the future.
Outside the office, Dr. Oatney is active in his community, particularly his church, Xenos Christian Fellowship, as a deacon, a school board member, and a room dad with his children. He also enjoys being a wine judge for the Columbus Food and Wine Affair and speaking around the country about new contact lens technology and products. Dr. Oatney was published in 2011 and 2012.