The Eye Care Center

The Eye Care Center


Welcome to Owensboro Eyecare Center! Our commitment is not just in meeting your expectations, but in exceeding them.Owensboro Eyecare Center's goal is to provide the highest level of eyecare, because we know how much your eye health and appearance means to your quality of life. Our Doctors and staff are grateful for the trust you have placed in us, and will work hard to keep that trust.


  • Complete eye health exams including testing for glaucoma and cataracts
  • Contact lens fitting of all types-astigmatism, bifocal, monovision, colors
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) to correct vision while you sleep, no daytime wear
  • Large selection of fashionable eyewear with combined optician experience of over 70 years
  • Foreign body removal, treatment of eye disease including red eyes, dry eyes, allergies, and glaucoma
  • Cataract & diabetic evaluation, management
  • Refractive laser surgery consultants


Facilities and Equipment  

  • In office lab
  • Scanning computerized diagnostic imaging for glaucoma and macular degeneration
  • Visual fields
  • Fundus photos
  • Autorefractor/Keratometer
  • Pachymeter (corneal thickness)
  • Large selection of fashionable frames
  • Thousands of in-stock contact lenses


Types of Payment Accepted

We accept Cash, Personal Checks, Debit Card, MasterCard®, Visa®, and Discover®.


Insurance Plans

We participate with VSP, Medicare, Medicaid, and Avesis, EyeMed, VCP (Humana Vision), Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Anthem and Humana providers) Optum Health (Spectera) and Davis Vision

Check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.


Languages Spoken

Our staff speaks English.



Vaughn G. Sanders, O.D.

Dr. Vaughn Sanders is the senior partner of The Eyecare Centers in Hardinsburg and OwensboroKentucky, Dr. Sanders provides both primary and secondary eye care.

Throughout his extensive career, Dr Sanders has held numerous offices pertaining to his profession; President SECO International/Southern Council of Optometrists, President of the Kentucky Optometric Association, Chairman of the Kentucky Vision Service Corporation, Board of Directors of Northeast Vision Service Plan and Kentucky Optometric Foundation.

In addition to his professional contributions, Dr. Sanders is active in community service. He has served as an officer in the Jaycees and the Lions Club. He has served on the Green River Sub Area Health Council, Owensboro Chamber Health Council, and Chairman of the Professional Division of United Way.

Dr. Sanders received his professional degree from IndianaUniversity. He served two years in the USAF before entering private practice.


Charles D. Heck, O.D.

Dr. Charles D. Heck has been a partner in The Eyecare Center for 25 years, and also practiced in Calhoun from 1988 to 2001. Dr. Heck is state-Board licensed to provide diagnostic and therapeutic eye services.

Dr. Heck has been active in both civic and professional endeavors. He has served as Kiwanis Club President and as chairman of the Professional Division, United Way. He served on the Board of the Kentucky Optometric Association for 7 years, and is currently Immediate Past President and Secretary- Treasurer, and is also Vice President of the Kentucky Optometric Foundation.

Dr. Heck graduated from Owensboro High School, and received his Doctor of Optometry from University of Houston. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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