About Us

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always ready to serve your eyecare needs.

Our Doctors

Nicolas Soulier, OD

Dr. Soulier is a highly skilled and experienced eye care professional dedicated to giving his patients excellent care. He earned his Bachelor degree at Indiana State University in Chemistry with minors in French, Psychology and Biology. He later went on to attend Indiana College of Optometry in Bloomington where he graduated with clinical honors in 2003. Dr. Soulier also completed four externships each specializing in areas of ocular disease, specialty contact lens fitting and pre and post-operative cataract and laser care. During these externships, he also gained knowledge in the management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

Dr. Soulier and his wife, Sarah, have two children: Rylan and Owen. When he isn’t practicing optometry, you will find him working on his racquetball game, spending time outdoors and devoting time to his boys.

Dr. Soulier is involved in the St. Vincent’s community and supports various local nonprofits.

Xiqiao (Natalie) Ding, OD

Dr. Ding is a knowledgeable and experienced eye care specialist who is dedicated to patient care. She began her training in Indiana University Bloomington, where she double majored in Biochemistry and Japanese. She went on to the Indiana School of Optometry where she graduated in 2016 with honors. While attending the Indiana School of Optometry, she also participated in research for dry eye treatment. Her externships included a private practice specializing in vision therapy and specialty contact lenses in Park Ridge, Illinois, and Bascom Palmer Hospital in Miami, Florida, specializing in glaucoma, macular degeneration, and pre and post-op cataract surgery.

Dr. Ding moved to United States ten years ago from China and has been living in Indianapolis until moving to Fort Wayne two years ago to join Soulier Eyecare. Dr. Ding enjoys traveling, reading, and crafting in her spare time.

Dennis E. Cowley, OD

Dr. Cowley is an experienced eye care professional who is committed to providing outstanding, personalized eye care. After studying at Anderson University, he attended the Indiana University School of Optometry where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry Degree with Highest Distinction in 1979. Following graduation, he purchased an existing practice in Winamac, Indiana, and practiced optometry there for 31 years. Over the years, he has been a member of the Indiana Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and The Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.

After participating in numerous short-term eye care mission trips to various countries, Dr. Cowley and his wife, Sara, moved to Haiti in January 2012 to serve with New Vision Ministries. In 2015, they joined the staff at the Baptist Haiti Mission, where they served until their re-location to Ft. Wayne in November 2018.

Dr. Cowley and his wife have five grown children and eleven grandchildren. In addition to time with his family, Dr. Cowley enjoys activities at his church, playing tennis, and working with computers. He also continues to serve with the Baptist Haiti Mission through remote technology.


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New patients are always welcome and referrals are appreciated.

North Location

5229 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN, 46825

Fax: 260-483-9259

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Located in Cunningham Optical

South Location

6424 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Fax: 260-969-0322

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Located in Cunningham Optical


Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Our Office

We are located in Cunningham Optical One, Fort Wayne North and we are please to partner with them in offering high quality, high fashion eyewear.


Pre-testing - what we do for all patients:
  1. Auto Refractor: provides an objective measurement of a person's refractive error and prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. Tests for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
  2. Non-Contact Tonometer (NCT) or “puff test”: uses a small puff of air to measure an eye's pressure. Tests for glaucoma and other conditions.
  3. Screener Visual Field: tests a patient’s periphery (side vision). Test for glaucoma and other conditions.
  4. Retinal camera: designed to obtain high resolution color images of the retina (back of the eye). Good to monitor conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, etc…
Other equipment in our office:
  1. Full Humphrey Visual Field: larger version of the screener visual field for greater in depth peripheral (side vision) testing for glaucoma, plaquenil, tumors, strokes, droopy eye lids and several other conditions.
  2. Corneal Topography: is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. An excellent tool to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL); in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK, and evaluating its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses.
  3. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): is a technique for obtaining sub-surface images of translucent or opaque materials at a resolution equivalent to a low-power microscope. It provides imagery at much higher resolution, better than other imaging modalities such as MRI or ultrasound. Excellent machine in order to test for macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes and many other conditions.