Making it all about YOU is what we've been about since 1964!

Because it's all about you. Columbus Optical has built their family business around you and every patients expectations. Our in house lab produces state of the art HD digital lenses for your added comfort. It is what you have come to expect from Columbus Optical.

Each pair of glasses or contacts sold has not been to make us look successful. For fifty years it's been about making you and thousands of our customers like you see better and be successful while looking great.

We think you're smart not to be deceived by advertisements offering free eye exams and two pair of glasses for a low price. What's the catch? You are wise also not to fall for cheap glasses while in a big box optical department store or visiting an unknown eyewear merchant in cyberspace.

After you see all our website has to offer you, please check us out so any questions you may have can be answered by a professional Board Certified Opticians in person.

Since 1964, proof has been mounting that success in the optical world comes only when every aspect of the business hinges on total customer satisfaction. Customer loyalty is earned here daily.

Charles Oliver in 1965
Charles Oliver in 1965

Our Story

Generations of satisfied people keep coming back for Quality Service – Value and Style in eyewear.

  • All the brand and styles of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses you could ever want are here.
  • The most technologically advanced digital HD lens processing in Indiana is done on site.
  • ABO-certified opticians oversee our on-site optical laboratory.
  • Our Doctors of Optometry perform eye exams for all types of visual needs and abnormalities. Call for sames day emergency help.
  • Frame adjustments are done at no charge. Frame repairs and soldering done in house at reasonable prices.

Meet our Optometrists

Learn more about our experienced Optometrists below!


Dr. Michael Mangas

Doctor Michael Mangas has been practicing Optometry in association with Columbus Optical since 1978. He grew up in Union City and Connersville, Indiana and opened his practice in Columbus after earning his Optometric Degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1977.

Dr. Mangas and his wife, Sharon have two married sons. Family time involves outdoor activities as often as possible with their grandchildren. During personal time away from his eye­health and vision care work here at Columbus Optical, Dr. Mangas enjoys hiking, fishing and playing golf. When bad weather hits you'll find the doctor making inside home improvements, reading a variety of books or playing guitar.

An estimated 17,000 people, and perhaps more have trusted their vision care to Dr. Mangas since his arrival in Columbus. He wants every patient he has served to know how fortunate he feels to have had the professional opportunity to be their eye doctor at Columbus Optical.


Dr. Trish Hernacki

Doctor Trish Hernacki has always considered home to be where her feet are after growing up in 5 different states, one of which being Indiana. She spent several years of her childhood in Terre Haute before moving to Spokane, Washington and then earning her undergraduate degree in Helena, Montana.  Dr. Hernacki then returned to the great state of Indiana to earn her Optometric Degree from Indiana University School of Optometry with the class of 2016.

After graduation, Dr. Hernacki completed a Residency with a firm in Indianapolis. Her Residency training is in the area of Primary Care with heavy emphasis on fitting specialty contact lenses.  She is experienced in all contact lens care including multifocal lenses, custom lenses for ocular disease such as keratoconus, and Corneal Reshaping Therapy. During her personal time, Dr. Hernacki enjoys crocheting, Crossfit, and spending time outdoors with her dog Charlie.

Dr. Hernacki is excited to join the team at Columbus Optical and to provide patient-focused optometric care in Columbus, Indiana. She looks forward to developing a professional relationship with every patient she has the opportunity to meet.