About Our Practice

Grand Lake Eyecare is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

We are committed to providing you and your family with the highest quality eyecare in the most compassionate manner. Our goal is to provide cutting edge technology along with board certified staff to exceed your eyecare expectations

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

Meet our Doctors

Dr. Gerlach

Dr. Brian Gerlach

Dr. Gerlach performed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University, where he majored in Pre-Optometry/Zoology. He was accepted early into The Ohio State University College of Optometry after three years of undergraduate work. He received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1999. During his time at Ohio State, Dr. Gerlach received extensive ocular disease training at the Dayton VAMC externship site.

Dr. Gerlach is board certified by the American Board of Optometry, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and is a member of the American Optometric Association. He is past-president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert counties, past-president of St. Henry Community Club, past-Exalted Ruler of The Mercer County Elks, and past-zone governor of the American Optometric Association. He has participated in ophthalmic mission trips to Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Guatemala.

Dr. Gerlach, wife Melissa, daughter Sophie, son Owen, and golden retriever Zoe, reside in St. Henry.

Dr. Dues

Dr. Lindsay Elking-Dues

Dr. Lindsay Dues graduated with her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Bowling Green State University in 2008. She then studied at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and received her Doctorate in 2012. Dr. Dues enjoys working with patients of all ages, from pediatrics and vision therapy to geriatrics and low vision.

Dr. Dues has had the privilege and opportunity to participate in several optometric mission trips to Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. As a member of Students Volunteering Optometric Services to Humanity, she helped bring donated glasses and eye care to those in need. She is also an active member of the American Optometric Association and has served as a past zone governor of the Ohio Optometric Association.

Dr. Dues, husband Andy, sons Carter and Noah, and dog Bailey reside in St. Henry.

Our Staff

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients with understanding their benefits, scheduling appointments, and fulfilling their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff are knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage. Learn more about our team here!

Jean B.

Board Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) and frame selection specialist with over 22 years of optometric experience.

Kayla B.

Board Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) and contact lens specialist with over 16 years of optometric experience.

Melissa G.

Board Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with over 25 years of optometric experience.

Andrea K.

Board Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with over 12 years of optometric experience.

Brandy R.

Board Certified Paraoptometic (CPO) with over 5 years of optometric experience.

Abby H.

Board Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with over 4 years of optometric experience.

Shannon W.

Board Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) with over 3 years of optometric experience.

Colleen R.

Insurance specialist with over 3 years of experience.

Alicia L

Optometric Assistant in Training

Paige A.

Optometric Assistant in Training

Kellie A

Optometric Assistant in Training

Aubrey R.

Optometric Assistant in Training