Meet Our Doctor
Meet the experienced and friendly doctor who makes North Coast Optical Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Madison.
Mark Bashore, O.D.
Dr. Mark Bashore is a 1988 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He was a commissioned officer in the United States Air force as an optometrist from 1988 – 1991. Dr. Bashore was the head of the optometry V.I.P. clinic in Washington D.C. and named Chief of Optometry at Andrews Air force Base during the Gulf War when he received the Commendation medal for outstanding service as clinic Chief at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews A.F.B.
In October of 1991, Dr. Bashore joined the team at North Coast Optical as full-time optometrist with partner Dr. Ronald A. Wheeler and optician Jim Litnar. Dr. Bashore is involved in primary care optometry by providing comprehensive eye exams for eyeglasses, all types of contact lenses, and treatment for eye injuries and diseases. Dr. Bashore was one of the first optometrists in Ohio to be licensed to prescribe medication for eye infections and treat eye injuries. He is also involved in the newest technology and advancements in laser vision correction to help evaluate patients interested in reducing their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
Dr. Bashore is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. He has been certified as an affiliate co-managing doctor with T.L.C. laser centers and the recipient of the Optometric Quality for Unsurpassed Excellence in Service and Treatment award (O-Quest).
Dr. Bashore is an affiliate of Lasik Vision Center of Cleveland (LVC). Additionally, he has been a member of Vision Source since 2001. He enjoys fitting multi-focal contacts, is adept at treating eye infections, removing foreign bodies (sawdust, metal, etc.) from the eyes, and is pleased to offer the top of the line in spectacle lens designs and coatings.