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Karen T. Fortman, O.D.


Dr. Karen Fortman has been enjoying taking care of the vision and eye health of her family, friends and community with Primary EyeCare Associates since 1994. She attended Fort Loramie High School and The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She currently sees patients of all ages in our Sidney and Fort Loramie offices. Dr. Fortman participates in InfantSEE and Realeyes, volunteer programs to educate parents, children and teachers about the importance of a lifetime of vision and eye health care.  She also enjoys spending time with students interested in a career in optometry, sharing her enthusiasm and love for the profession.

Dr. Fortman and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two young adults and reside in Fort Loramie.  She has served on a number of community service organizations including The Shelby County Community Foundation, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Ft. Loramie Music Boosters and Football Boosters Organizations and the Business Education Partnership committee of Shelby County. She is a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

COVID Update November 2020

Due to the increase in COVID cases in Ohio, Governor DeWine has issued a new mandate for all businesses effective Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Face covering are now mandatory anywhere you go in Ohio with the penalty of forced closure for not meeting mandate.  As such, we are now requiring all patients to wear a face covering in all of our offices.  If you have an exemption from your doctor, please present it to our staff when you arrive.  

All visits will be ‘by appointment only’ and you simply need to call the office you are visiting ahead of time to schedule a pick up/repair of your completed glasses or to schedule an appointment.  We are doing our best to have contact lens prescriptions delivered directly to your home, however, if needed, please schedule those pickups as well. 

All of our staff continue to wear masks, disinfect all equipment and frames between patients and observe the 6’ for 15 minute guidelines when possible.  

This pandemic has certainly not made it easy to exceed your expectations when you visit any of our offices and we are very appreciative of your understanding the inherent difficulties it has created.  We are ready to get back to normal sooner than later, but, in the meantime please know we are doing everything possible to make your visit as safe and efficient as possible.  


The Doctors and Staff at Primary EyeCare Associates