“I had an excellent experience at your office. All staff were friendly and knowledgeable,the atmosphere was very comfortable and inviting. Most of all, I didn't feel like I was being rushed in and out. Everyone took time to explain things: procedures,paperwork,frame selection,insurance info,etc. I felt like a person- not a number, or "a sale". Thank you!! :)” 

- Julianne P

"I have seen Dr. Meeker for over 20 years. He has always been up to date on the latest research, willing to refer to the most competent specialists, and simply a pleasure to deal with. Office staff have been consistently professional, helpful, and kind."

- Ruth Blizard
About Our Practice
Vestal Eye Care Associates
    157 Front Street
    Vestal, NY 13850
    Phone: (607)754-4426 
    Fax: (607)754-0464
    Email:  [email protected]

    Click here for a map and directions

  Mon and Tue 8:00 – 6:00
  Wed - Fri      8:00 – 5:00
  Saturday      8:00 – 11:30

Vestal Eye Care Associates was established over 50 years ago as the first eye care practice in Vestal.  It is our mission to protect your eye health and enhance your vision in a friendly and efficient manner using the best technology available.
Our caring, attentive staff caters to patients of all ages.  We offer InfantSEE exams for babies at no charge during their first year of life.  We treat eye infections, eye emergencies, and co-manage surgical procedures.  Both of our optometrists are certified to detect and treat glaucoma. 
Our Doctors 

Ronald A. Meeker, O.D., F.A.A.O.


Trained to help you see the beauty of life in the world around you.

"Our goals when working with a patient are to be friendly, honest, approachable - and to be good listeners.  Listening is a critical aspect of good eye care.  We make it a point to hear any questions or concerns each patient may have.  This way, we can best personalize their care in the manner that's precisely right for them."

Dr. Meeker has been in practice in his home town of Vestal since 1985. He is a graduate of Vestal High School, Colgate University and the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an organization dedicated to excellence in optometric practice and requiring examinations for fellowship. Dr. Meeker is certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed optometrists in New York State. 

In June 2011, Dr. Meeker became one of the first 500 optometrists in the U.S. to achieve Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry status by passing the initial offering of its board certification examination in June. 

Optometrists board certified by the American Board of Optometry must engage in maintenance of certification via ongoing education, computer assessments, practice improvement exercises and periodic exams to demonstrate continued competency. 

His special interests include: Pre- & Post-op Cataract, Glaucoma & Refractive Surgery; Diagnosis & Treatment of Glaucoma; Treatment of Eye Infections, Eye Allergies & Dry Eyes; Corneal Refractive Therapy.

Dr. Meeker is an avid nature photographer.  Some of his work can be seen at www.giftofsightimages.com.

Heidi Y. Ying, O.D.

Offering personalized eye care that helps you see what you've been missing.

Dr. Ying has enjoyed practicing in the Southern Tier since 2000 and joined Vestal Eye Care Associates in the winter of 2004. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and  the SUNY State College of Optometry. Dr. Ying is certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by optometrists in New York State. She takes a special interest in pediatric vision care.

Her special interests include: Pediatrics and Computer Vision.

Our Optician

John C. McPherson, F.N.A.O.


Mr. McPherson is a graduate of Erie Community College. He is a New York State Licensed Optician and has been practicing with Vestal Eye Care since 1987. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry and a member of the New York State Society of Opticians.

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