About Us

Dr. Schaffield and the entire staff at Northern Kentucky Eye Center are thankful for the opportunity to take part in your family's eye care needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care needs and are committed to exceeding all your expectations.

Meet the Doctor

Request AppointmentAfter obtaining a degree in Radiologic Technology, Dr. Schaffield returned to college. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her graduate and clinical work at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She worked three years in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, before beginning a solo practice in Taylor Mill, Kentucky, in 1991. Dr. Schaffield received the "Young Optometrist of the Year" award by the Kentucky Optometric Association in 1991-1992. She has received service awards from the Lions Club and the Kentucky Optometric Association. She was just honored for 25 years of service to the Kentucky Optometric Association. Northern Kentucky Eye Center has been owned and operated by Dr. Schaffield for over 24 years. Dr. Schaffield takes pride in providing the one-on-one interactions required to solve eye health and vision problems and enjoys caring for patients in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area.

Our Staff

Staff members at Northern Kentucky Eye Center are well trained in their field of expertise. This creates an office culture designed for excellent patient care and personalized service. With the knowledge our technicians have of frames and lenses, we can help you have a "Personal Shopper" experience in selecting your eyewear.

Our Staff

What to Expect

The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. We will be precise with our measurements to give you an exact glasses prescription. In addition to determining your vision prescription, our doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.

Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.

What can I expect from the overall exam?

In addition to determining your prescription, or how well you see up close and far away, your eye examination will also check to make sure your eyes are healthy. The doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, as well as check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as cataracts, retinal problems and glaucoma. Ultimately, the elements of your exam will be determined by the doctor.
These questions will be asked during the portion of the examination when your prescription is established. The doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which is clearer for you. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. For this reason, if you're having a hard time choosing between the options, it's a good thing!

Why is my personal background important?

The doctor will review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs.

Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?

High blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes and can lead to future vision problems.

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

Pupil dilation is not always necessary. The doctor will make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully exam the retina. Dilation can also help detect diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and macular degeneration.

Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?

This test is used to determine how your pupils and eye muscles react, and is important in assessing neurological function.