On March 31st, 2016, I closed my office in Moore Oklahoma. I realize this has caused inconvenience for some of my patients and for that, I apologize. It's my fault. I had time before, when I had decided that I wasn't going to renew my lease with LensCrafters, to set up a new location. Instead, I allowed myself to be persuaded that an associate/partnership opportunity was going to be forthcoming that would obviate that necessity. I shouldn't have relied upon that but instead made provisions in case a plan B became necessary. But I didn't. That's what happened and why I have been unavailable, since the end of March until now. A covenant in my lease agreement agreement stipulated that I could not practice within five miles of the 19th Street in Moore office, next to LensCrafters. Therefore, on April 12th I will take possession of the office space located at 1120 Rambling Oaks Drive, in Norman. It's a nice office and 6 and a half miles from the Moore location. I admit to some trepidation in taking on the endeavor of establishing a full service, private practice at this time. (read: not just providing professional services but selling glasses as well) I don't think this is necessarily the best of times to be opening up a new business.
In regards to LensCrafters, I can't say enough good things about the people at the Moore location. Tina, Kathy, Mark, Craig, Chris and Rebecca are all very pleasant, dedicated professionals who did excellent work and made my life and practice more enjoyable, at that location, than it could possibly have been without them. I honestly believe that my experience is in distinct contrast to some of the stories I've heard from ODs at other locations. They will be formidable competition.
While I have been in practice in the central Oklahoma area as well as living in Norman for 31 years, I have not practiced in Norman since 1986. I have some very loyal friends who have followed me to all the different locations from which I have practiced. Thank you all very, very much. I recognize that many of you will not find it necessary or convenient enough for you to follow me to my new office. I regret that. For those of you who decide to continue to see me in Norman, I sincerely hope that I can continue live up to your expectations for professional care.
Thank you for your patience!
Jay Johnson, OD
I have been providing primary vision care since my graduation from Northeastern State University College of Optometry (now known as, Oklahoma College of Optometry) in 1984. I have recognized my status as a Child of the living Lord, Jesus Christ since 2013. Previous to that, I was my own shepherd.