We are open for business!


We have resumed normal hours and routine care. 


No person will be permitted in the office without a mask or nose/mouth covering.


All visits must be scheduled by appointment only. This includes exams, glasses adjustments or repairs, and dispensing of glasses or contact lenses. If you wish, we can do curbside pickup of contact lenses and glasses.


We are diligently disinfecting every possible surface as often as possible.  We ask that only the person with a scheduled appointment enter the building. Minors will still need to be accompanied by one parent for their visit.


As always we will be available for urgent and emergency care by calling 419-352-3223.


We look forward to seeing you and your family safely in our office again!


David A. Shilling, O.D.

Nicholas A. Peiffer, O.D. 

About Us


In 1971, Lyle E. Nowicki O.D. founded Bowling Green Vision Center to provide comprehensive vision and eye care to the people of Bowling Green and the surrounding areas.  Although the practice has always remained in dowtown BG at its present location of 111 Clough St., the building itself has undergone numerous renovation and expansion projects in its forty-five year history.

Dr. David Shilling joined the practice in 1995, after four years of pratice in Bowling Green at another location.  Dr. Nowicki retired in 2008, and in July of 2009 Dr. Nicholas Peiffer joined the practice as a new associate optometrist.


What is an Optometrist?


Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

Optometrists must complete four years of doctoral training at an accredited optometry school, after completing their undergraduate education. To begin practicing, an optometrist must pass all three parts of the National Boards examination.  In the State of Ohio, optometrists must complete continuing education each year to maintain his or her license to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the visual system and related systemic issues, in addition to the prescribing and fitting of all optical devices.   


Guide to Children's Vision for Parents from the American Optometric Association  


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