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Retirement Letter

Dear Friends of Knotts Optometry,

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that Dr. Alvin Ginier will be taking over my optometry practice as of June 6, 2022. The reason for my departure is that I am retiring as a full-time optometrist, however I may continue working at this office part time and/or as a consultant. As you get the opportunity to meet Dr. Ginier, I know you will agree that I am leaving the practice in wonderful hands. Dr. Ginier’s personality, ability and approach to patient care are completely in line with the culture we have built at Knotts Optometry. I am confident that you will like him and appreciate his excellent care. We have taken time to discuss all aspects of our practice that have made us unique and appreciated by our patients.

Dr. Ginier’s higher education began at West Liberty University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After developing a passion for optometry during his undergraduate studies, he went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree at the esteemed Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and has been working as an optometrist ever since.

For the past 17 years. Dr. Ginier has gained experience through working in two separate multi-specialty practices in Huntington, West Virginia. He also worked for a cataract surgeon. During his time at Valley Health Systems in Huntington, he was honored to be the Director of Optometry. As Director, he was named one of three physicians to receive the 2018 Healthcare Heroes of the Year Award.

Dr. Ginier will be residing with his wife, Shannen in Indianapolis, IN where they plan to raise their daughter and become actively involved in the local community. Dr. Ginier enjoys photography, camping, and loves working with his hands. You will likely find him building computers or remodeling his home. He also loves spending time at vendor events, where his daughter sells her homemade hair scrunchies, keychains and pet accessories.

I’m happy to say that the same support staff you are familiar with will be available to take care of your needs. If you would like to make an appointment, simply call the same telephone number (315) 259-4234. The new name of the practice will be Ginier Optometry.

n closing, let me express my deep appreciation for your years of loyalty, support, and friendship. Retiring is bittersweet as my relationship with all of you has meant so much. I will miss you. I took over the practice from Dr. Stroud thirty-two years ago. As we met over the years, he would say (tongue in cheek) that he “hated” that all of his patients liked me so much. I know I will feel that same way soon and that is as it should be. I wish you much happiness and good health.

With fondness and gratitude,

Marjorie Knotts, O.D.