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Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

Med Center Health Eye Care

  • Riverside Professional Center
    825 Second Avenue East, Suite A5
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riverside 4×3

Med Center Health Eye Care offers a wide range of services, ranging from eye exams to treating complex eye diseases and conditions with the most advanced technology available in our area. Ophthalmologist Christopher Areephanthu, M.D., specializes in treating cataracts, glaucoma and retinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Optometrist Russell Heltsley, O.D., practices the full scope of optometry, including examinations, glasses, contact lenses and the treatment and management of eye disease. If you need glasses, Optician John Soules offers expert, experienced care to help you look and see your best.

Services offered include:

  • Eye exams
  • Diagnosis and monitoring of moderate-to-severe eye conditions
  • Cataract surgery
  • Minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery to repair damage from aging or trauma or other pathology
  • Treatment of chronic or severe tear duct infections or blockages
  • Ocular neoplasm or lesion (tumor, cyst, or foreign object) removal
  • Monitoring or consulting on cases relating to other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy or immune conditions
  • Intravitreal injections for ocular diseases such as diabetic macular edema
  • Botox injections around the eyes and face to alter facial structure function and appearance
  • Dilated exams to evaluate for the presence of torn or detached retinas
  • Optical shop

Annual Eye Exams

Learn about the importance of annual eye exams in this 90 Seconds to Better Health episode with Russell Heltsley, O.D.

Video transcript

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  • Riverside Professional Center
    825 Second Avenue East, Suite A5
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic Update
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster are available at Medical Center Urgentcare located at 291 New Towne Drive in Bowling Green for those 12 and older. For those under 12, the vaccine is available at Med Center Health Primary Care Bowling Green.