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About System Optics

In 1992, board certified ophthalmologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons Todd L. Beyer, DO, and therapeutically licensed optometrist Jerry Sude, OD, united to create a unique medical alliance combining both ophthalmology and optometry in one extraordinary, state-of-the-art facility known as System Optics. Dr. Beyer and Dr. Sude were among the first vision care specialists in Ohio to have both ophthalmology and optometry services all under one roof.

A one-stop shop for optimal eye health care, Dr. Beyer and Dr. Sude added the specialties of Dr. James L. Johnston, Jr., board certified neuro-ophthalmologist, and Dr. Joseph J. Pirman, therapeutically licensed optometrist. With a vision team in place, the doors of System Optics opened on October 26, 1992.

After years of growth and the boom of laser vision correction, a 3,800-square-foot fully-accredited onsite ambulatory care Surgery Center was constructed on the north side of the building in 1998. This allowed the ophthalmologists to offer the following procedures onsite:

Dr. Beyer, who is also an oculofacial-plastic surgeon, began to see an increase in the demand for cosmetic eye and facial surgeries.

Services include:

With the natural addition of the cosmetic eye and facial surgery, and facial rejuvenation practice, the name “System Optics” no longer told the whole story of all the services offered under one roof. In 2003, an additional name of Novus Clinic was announced under the parent company, System Optics.

Novus, which is Latin for Novellas, means new, fresh and extraordinary.

In 2005, Novus Clinic grew again adding one of the few board certified retinal surgeons in the state of Ohio, Dr. Donald C. Stephens. Novus Clinic also added a second location in Coventry at 3510 Manchester Road, home to therapeutically licensed optometrist, Dr. Nikita Patel. In 2015, the Novus Clinic family expanded again to include, Dr. Carl Cefalu and Dr. Andy Gunn, formerly Eye Tech of Green.

Nearly 30 years later, Novus Clinic is Summit and Stark County’s Premier vision center with seven convenient Clarkson Eyecare partner locations in Alliance, Coventry, Green, Medina, Northfield, Tallmadge, and Wooster, including evening and weekend hours. All offices offer full service Optical centers with thousands of basic, designer, trendy and affordable frames to choose from. Additionally, Novus Clinic is known as the authority in hard to fit contact lenses. Novus Clinic is Medicare certified and AAAHC accredited. We are proud to be 9 time winner of Beacon’s Best Eyecare, 2 time winner of Burb’s Best Eyecare and winner, Akron Life’s Best of the City in Eyecare.