Established in 1949, Thoma Opticians began as a small optical dispensary in the Carew Tower building in downtown Cincinnati. The founder, Bud Thoma, built the practice by offering patients the newest in eyewear trends and becoming an expert on contact lens fitting.
In the 1962, an employee named Ralph Sutton left Thoma Opticians to open his own practice, Sutton Optical. Both businesses grew over the next several years, adding locations and building strong reputations for quality.
In 1996, Lance Snarr acquired Sutton Optical and three years later merged with Thoma Opticians to form Thoma & Sutton Eye Care. The union was a perfect fit and the new practice saw a period of rapid growth.
Thoma & Sutton Eye Care is now a 19 office practice with locations in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Kettering, and Cleveland. We offer comprehensive eye exams by highly trained optometrists, as well as fashionable eyeglasses and sunglasses, state of the art contact lenses, the very best in precision ground optical lenses.
Our staff of licensed opticians are dedicated to helping our patients “See Better and Look Great”. Starting with the prescription to walking out with the perfect pair of eyeglasses or most comfortable contact lenses, great care is given to ensure that the service and quality delivered is second to none.
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