Mary Beth Yackey, O.D.

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Mary Beth Yackey, O.D. joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) in 2004. She provides patient care at the Blue Ash, Ohio and Edgewood, Kentucky offices. Dr. Yackey is a provider of Optometric Services and is a member of the Vitreoretinal team. She enjoys co-managing pre- and post-operative patients. Her practice emphasizes eye diseases such as cataract, diabetes, macula related conditions, vascular disease of the retina, and urgent eye care.

Dr. Yackey received her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. She went on to study Optometry at New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Four years later, she earned her Doctoral Degree. As a part of her optometric training, Dr. Yackey completed four rotations with an emphasis in Ocular Disease, Specialty Contact Lens Fitting, and Pediatric and Special-Needs Populations. The internships were performed at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manchester, NH, New England Eye Institute in Boston, MA, Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plains, MA, Shaughnessy Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, MA, and Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA.

Dr. Yackey recruits patients for various research projects. She is involved in teaching and educating Optometry and Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows.

Dr. Yackey is a member of the American Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association, and a Board Member of the Cincinnati Optometric Association. She is the Zone Governor Elect of the Cincinnati Optometric Association. Dr. Yackey is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for treatment and management of ocular disease.  She currently holds active Optometry Licenses in Ohio and Kentucky.

Dr. Yackey is active on teaching optometric continuing education classes. She is also active in the community and gives numerous presentations on the importance of eye health to local elementary schools. Dr. Yackey volunteers by giving eye exams at The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation Roselawn Eye Clinic.

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