919 5th Ave., Suite 100
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
(304) 523-4819


optisOur new Ratcliff Eye Care Center Online Optical Store is now open.

The online optical store continues our mission to provide you with the most complete eye care possible. In our office, you receive personal attention from our optical experts for all your vision needs. In our online store, you can choose from an excellent selection of name brand eyewear and shop at your convenience.

Our online optical store also has an accurate prescription lens service and a streamlined ordering process, making it simple and convenient to find glasses that fit your lifestyle.

We also extend the same superb customer service that patients have grown accustomed to in our office. We’re here to help. If you have questions or need assistance placing an order, please call us at 1-877-712-2291.

To visit the online optical store, click here.


babyOne in every 10 children has undiagnosed eye and vision problems, yet few mothers take their babies to a vision InfantSeecare professional for a check-up. Therefore, many vision problems are not being identified at an early age, when many of those problems might be prevented or more easily corrected.

In an effort to help find infants and children with vision problems, Dr. Chris Ratcliff and Dr. Bill Ratcliff of Tri-State Eye Care Center have volunteered to serve as an InfantSEE® optometrists. Under this program, Tri-State Eye Care Center will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no-cost public health service.

Print THESE FORMS and fill them out before your child's exam. Click here for the forms.

You may call Tri-State Eye Care at (304) 523-4819 and make an appointment for the free exam at your convenience. It is recommended you print and fill out these forms before the visit.

The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development -- now and in the future.

Following the assessment, in addition to sharing findings with the parents, the optometrist may send summary information to the infant’s pediatrician, family physician or other appropriate practitioners reporting and explaining any significant condition diagnosed in the course of the assessment.

For more information about the InfantSEE® program, visit www.infantsee.org


Dr. Bill Ratcliff and Dr. Chris Ratcliff Also Continue to Express Their Sincere Appreciation for the Support Received from the Firefighters and the Community Following the 2007 Fire that Destroyed Their Building.

Demolition continues on a shared residential and commercial structure on 10th Street between 5th and 6th avenues in Huntington in preparation of future development.

Speaking with Laura Wilcox and Christian Alexandersen of The Herald-Dispatch, Dr. Bill Ratcliff said residential and commercial condominiums may be open as early as late spring, adding he expects the project will ultimately "dress up" the city and improve a main corridor for people traveling into downtown.

Ratcliff Place was destroyed in a January 2007 fire, forcing Tri-State Eyecare to move a few doors down to the new location -- at 919 5th Ave., Suite 100, on the second floor of the the Huntington Banks building, across from Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House -- where the doctors are still currently seeing patients.

Virtual Try On

Now find out ONLINE how you'll look in those new glasses!

tryonDuring your visit to our office we will capture an image of you and upload it to our web site. A password will be emailed to you to log in from the comfort and convenience of your home or office to shop for new frames. Perhaps you are thinking of a special pair for golf or computer use. Save favorites to a wish list or have them reserved in our office for your next visit.

CyberEYESVTO lets you simulate lens options such as A/R for a wide variety of fashion tints to enhance and protect your vision while expressing your individual style.

CyberEYESVTO educates and gives you the confidence to make your selections. You will be able to see exactly how your glasses are going to look when you receive them. CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT THE NEW SYSTEM.

Now the Ratcliffs have worked with the insurance company on a settlement, acquired additional parking they’d need to rebuild and obtained some cost estimates to decide whether to renovate what’s left or demolish the structure and start again. They’ve chosen the latter. But they’re looking at a new setup for Ratcliff Place this time. Rather than leasing space to tenants as they did before, the Ratcliffs hope to sell office space at Ratcliff Place as commercial condos of sorts.

billIn searching for ways to bring that corner of 10th Street "back to life," Bill Ratcliff said he and others witnessed some troubling activity in the area. "We saw some deal drug deals happening and some things we knew we just couldn't continue to have," he told the newspaper, adding he and his wife, Susan, were able to acquire the parking lot area behind their building as well and decided to invest in the revitalization project that would offer nicer housing downtown and new commercial property space.

Renovation to the structure along 10th Street is expected to be completed around late spring with the hope of beginning construction on the new eye care center also in spring, he said. The eyecare center will return to the corner of 10th Street and 5th Avenue. He said new construction will take place on the north end of the current building where Archer's Flowers is currently located. He said Archer's will remain and the new facility will also house new parking and residential space as well as renovated commercial space.

Adds the H-D, "The building will house three large condos with parking in a garage attached by a corridor so residents do not have to go outside to reach their vehicles. Room for four more commercial tenants (in addition to Archer's) will be available on the ground floor of the building, he said. One business Susan Ratcliff would like to see come into the space is Aveda Salons, an all-natural and eco-friendly business."

Bill Ratcliff said residents should begin to see some of the building's transformation within the next couple of weeks, with new windows, a new roof and lighting in the works.

"By the first of the year, I think we'll really show that building come to a new life," he said.

sidebarWe Add Exciting New Equipment for Retinal Exams

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Tri-State Eye Care Center offers the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides Dr. Bill Ratcliff and Dr. Chris Ratcliff with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera. Click for details!




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