Our physicians are eyecare pioneers

For over 30 years, the eye doctors and specialists at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates have dedicated their lives to improving the sight of hundreds of thousands of patients from around the world.

ROBERT J. DERICK M.D., one of our physicians at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.


Robert J. Derick M.D.

Dr. Derick’s specialties include glaucoma surgery and consultation, small incision cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. He lectures and presents glaucoma-patient case studies and has conducted many research projects for major ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies.


CHARLES J. HICKEY, M.D. smiles in his sky blue bow tie


Charles J. Hickey M.D.

Dr. Hickey had been in private practice for eighteen years prior to bringing his exceptional talents to Columbus Ophthalmology Associates in November 2001. His specialties include small incision cataract surgery, treatment of diabetic retinopathy and retinal laser surgery.


THOMAS C. LITZINGER M.D., one of our physicians at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.


Thomas C. Litzinger M.D.

As the Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Thomas enjoys medically and surgically treating a wide variety of ophthalmic conditions using the latest available technology and techniques.  In addition to cataract surgery, he performs corneal transplants, bladeless LASIK, and many other surgeries related to the anterior portion of the eye.


JAMES A. MCHALE M.D., one of our physicians at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.


James A. McHale M.D.

Dr. McHale specializes in cataract surgery, surgery- utilizing the most recent surgical techniques and advanced lens implant technologies. In his clinic, he also treats a variety of conditions, including diabetic eye disease and glaucoma, with both medical and laser treatments. He encounters and manages a variety of external eye and eyelid diseases and infections routinely.


RICHARD G. ORLANDO M.D., opened our first office in Dublin in 1983.


Richard G. Orlando M.D.

Dr. Orlando’s contributions to ophthalmic surgery have earned him the reputation of being a technological leader and true innovator. His area of expertise is small incision cataract surgery utilizing the most advanced IOL technology available to help improve a patient’s vision. Dr. Orlando has participated in FDA clinical studies on surgical devices and has authored scientific and clinical articles, books and videos.


Dr. Bloom


Michael S. Bloom, M.D.

Dr. Bloom’s special interests include Strabismus, ptosis, orbital tumors, nystagmus, pediatric glaucoma, ocular plastic surgery and LASIK Laser Vision Correction.



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