Dr. Linda Dawson



Dr. Dawson, originally from Maumee, Ohio (Northwest OH) moved to Columbus in 1990.

She began her career in the optical field with an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Owens Technical School while majoring in Ophthalmic Technology.  

Dr. Dawson worked as an optometric technician, then obtained her Optician’s license and worked for LensCrafters as a managing optician before returning to school to become an optometrist. She completed her undergraduate work at The Ohio State University while working full time as an optician. (She has 14 years experience as an optician gained before completing OD degree)

She graduated magna cum laude in 1997 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Was a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity and Epsilon Psi Epsilon optometry fraternity.  

Upon graduation,  Dr. Dawson moved to the Cleveland area to practice with Richard Hults, OD She returned to Columbus, Ohio in 1999 upon birth of first child, working in private practice and retail settings (did fill-in work at Wal-mart, LensCrafters, Sears, Dr. Kristin Campbell’s office, and Dr. Yoongie Min’s office, then full time for Dr.Michael Dopkiss at LensCrafters) until starting at Chestnut Hill Eye Care, LLC inside of LensCrafters on Hamilton Road in March of 2005.

She has participated in many local and Ohio-based missions--OneSight’s Vision Van (10 time volunteer in Columbus area), Cleveland OneSight mission (week long), Cincinnati OneSight missions (2 one week missions) all geared toward under-served children, as well as a 2 week mission trip to Tampico, Mexico providing eye exams and glasses to thousands of people in need.

Dr. Dawson enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, attending their school and sports activities (academic, band, volleyball and football). some of her hobbies include cake decorating, baking, and watching Buckeye football!

Dr. Linda Dawson | Eye Columbus

Dr. Linda Dawson | Eye Columbus


Optometry School:  The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus OH
Board Certification: 1997
Pediatric Internship: The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Hospital Internship: Columbus V.A. Outpatient Clinic, Columbus OH