Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source – Dr. Dan Host the leading provider of vision care products and services in Huntington.
Dan R. Host, O.D. – President and Founder
Dr. Host is a member of the Northeast Indiana Optometric Society, the Indiana Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and Vision Source.
He received a B.S. in Optometry in May, 1975, from Indiana University and his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree in May, 1977, from the Indiana University School of Optometry.
After graduating from optometry school Dr. Host spent two years as an optometry officer in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Host and his wife, Nancy, have lived in Huntington since June, 1979. They have two children. Son, Brian, and Brian’s wife, Becky, and their two sons, Eli and Silas, and daughters, Evie and Sadie, live in Lexington, KY, where Brian is a pharmacist.
Dr. Host’s daughter, Amy, and her husband, Michael, live in Noblesville. Amy and Michael both work in marketing and advertising. They have two daughters, Charlotte and Maya.
Besides spending time with his family, Dr. Host enjoys Indiana University sports, golf and wood working. He is in the Optimist club of Huntington, where he is a past president and two time Optimist of the Year. Dr. Host has also served on the Board of Directors and has been President of the Board of Directors of the Parkview Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington County and Junior Achievement of Huntington.
Kathryn Zachman, O.D.
Dr. Zachman earned her Bachelor’s in Science in Exercise Science from Indiana University where she played varsity soccer. After completing her undergraduate studies she went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. She completed her externships at Vision Care Specialists, Atwater Eye Care Center, Indianapolis Eye Care Center, and WJB Dorn Veterans Hospital. She provides adult and pediatric eye care, fitting of contact lenses, and treating ocular disease.
Dr. Zachman enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and running in her free time.
Jessica joined our staff in June, 2009. Jessica and her husband, Jeff, have a daughter, Desiree. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
“The looks on a child’s face that show they are seeing the world differently when they try on their new glasses is the most rewarding part of my job.”
Jaclyn Stambazze – Optometric assistant
Jaclyn joined our practice in June, 2016. Jaclyn has previous experience working in both pharmacy and medical settings. Jaclyn and her husband Bobby were married in 2013 and have a daughter, Maggie. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Jaclyn enjoys her job – “I love being able to help patients see their very best!”