Our goal is provide high level, state of the art eye care to help protect and preserve the vision for all members of your family from infants to seniors. We will provide you with the latest in eye wear, both eyeglasses and contact lenses, to help you see clearly and meet your needs for work, sports, driving and special visual tasks.
Dr. Thomas R. Zachman earned both his bachelor's degree and also his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University. He completed externships at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and at the I.U. Optometry School Walker Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has continued his education with several post-graduate courses, among which are those on laser vision correction and pharmacology. After graduation he started practice in downtown Fort Wayne Indiana, in the office of retired Drs. Blume and More. In 1985, he established the Aboite Family Eyecare Center in the Time Corners area. He moved the practice in 1995 to his more spacious new office building, which he designed himself. It is located at 7625 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the Midwest Office Medical Park, across Jefferson Blvd. from Lutheran Hospital.
Dr. Kathryn Zachman
Dr. Kathryn earned her Bachelor's in Science in Exercise Science from Indiana University where she played varsity soccer. After completing her undergraduate studies she went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. She completed her externships at Vision Care Specialists, Atwater Eye Care Center, Indianapolis Eye Care Center, and WJB Dorn Veterans Hospital. She provides adult and pediatric eye care, fitting of contact lenses, and treating ocular disease. Dr. Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and running in her free time.
Dr. Michael Pavell
Dr. Michael Pavell received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and English Literature from DePauw University where he played varsity soccer. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry and completed externships at WJB Dorn Veterans Hospital, Eye Institute of Utah, Truhlsen Eye Institute, and Atwater Eye Care Center. Dr. Pavell has been practicing in Fort Wayne since his graduation and provides adult and pediatric eye care, treats ocular disease, co-manages refractive and cataract surgery patients and fits contact lenses.
Jane has worked at the Aboite Family EyeCare Center for 15 years. She has a bachelors and masters degree in education, and is our office manager, but what sets her apart is her friendly personality and unfailing desire to make everyone look and see their best. Many patients come to AFEC after hearing about Jane's unique fitting process; fashion, comfort and most importantly the best in sight for every one of her patients.
"I have worked with my husband Tom here at the Aboite Family Eyecare Center for several years after teaching high school and raising our four daughters. I have seen the hard work and long hours he has put into this practice to build it to where it is now. We have a great staff that helps us and works tirelessly to satisfy our patients needs. I invite you to call for your appointment to discover why so many families come to us for their eye care."
Linda is our receptionist/optician/insurance specialist. She is proficient at front office management assuring the office runs smoothly. Helping people with scheduling, billing and insurance questions and fashion frame advice is a difficult and challenging job. Linda makes it look easy with her professional demeanor and always present smile and cheerful attitude. She brings a high level of knowledge and professionalism to the office. Her sensitive, caring approach to patient care sets her apart and fits so well with our goals here at the Aboite Family Eyecare Center.
"I have been a practicing optician since 1996, and I have worked with Dr. Zachman since 2007. I truly prefer working here rather than the retail optical store setting because I get to know the patients as they return year after year, and there is no pressure to upsell people with products they don't need. He wants us just to satisfy patients' vision needs with eye wear they will enjoy, look great in, and will surpass their expectations."