Notable Alumni


Drs. John and Cheryl Archer
Class of 1975 and Class of 1984

Although they reached the doors of The Ohio State University College of Optometry by different paths, both John and Cheryl are very grateful for the opportunities their education has afforded them. John knew at the young age of 8 years old when he was given his first pair of contact lenses by Dr. Lowell Hone that optometry was to be his chosen profession. Cheryl, on the other hand, changed career paths while in graduate school studying biomedical engineering. Their practice, Premier Vision Group, has three locations in Bowling Green, Lima, and Minster, Ohio. They are privileged to be working with colleagues, Drs. Mile Brujic, Christa Heckman, and Brian Dietz.

John graduated received his OD degree in 1975 after first attending Wittenberg College for undergraduate studies. He joined the practice of Robert S. Beattie, OD in Bowling Green, Ohio. Since that time he has been a member of the Toledo Area Optometric Society, the Ohio Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. John served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Optometric Foundation from 2003 to 2009. He has been the recipient of the Ohio Optometric Association’s Key Man of the Year Award. He has been also involved with the college’s Private Practice Club for current students as a trustee for The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio.

Cheryl graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1984 after first receiving her bachelor's degree from DePauw University. She is a volunteer for the Ohio Optometric Association’s Realeyes classroom initiative, Vision USA, InfantSee, and iSee in-school eye exams. She participated in a VOSH eye care mission in Ukraine. Cheryl currently serves on The Ohio State University Optometry Alumni and Friends board of directors and served on the Dean’s Advisory Council. She is a past president of the Ohio Optometric Association and currently serves on the board of directors for the Ohio Optometric Foundation and Optometry Cares. She was recently appointed by Governor Kasich to serve on the Ohio State Board of Optometry.

John and Cheryl love to travel and spend time with their family, Jeff, Moira, David, and Audrey and grandsons Kelan and Evan.



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