At Northeast Vision Services, our goal is to help improve your quality of life through the care of your eyes. We fuse modern techniques, treatments, and products with a classic style of care and interaction. Our friendly doctors and staff take the time to listen to your needs and discuss options that would be best for you.
Originally from Westerville Ohio, Dr. Jennifer Weaver graduated from Westerville North HS in 1994. She attended John Carroll University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Concentration in Psychology. She graduated Cum Laude from the Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry in 2002.
Her optometric education included externship rotations at the Columbus VA Medical Center and TLC Laser Center, enhancing her training in medical optometric treatment and management of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, trauma, and laser surgery. After graduation, she started her optometric career at Northeast Vision Services as an associate optometrist to Dr. Robert Jozwiak, the founder of the practice. After taking a small break to start her family, she returned to practice in several corporate optometry locations around Columbus. In 2009 she opened her own private practice, “Weaver Family EyeCare,“ in the Polaris area. In 2016, she decided to come full circle and merge her practice with Northeast Vision Services. In 2017 she became the owner of the combined practice.
Dr. Weaver practices full scope optometry which includes the medical treatment of eye conditions (such as allergies, dry eye, infections, injuries), management of chronic conditions (such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration), and of course the enhancement of vision through fitting of glasses and contacts. She is a founding member of the American Optometric Society, as well as a founding member of The Optometric Society. She has a special interest in nutrition and prevention of ocular and systemic disease through wise dietary and lifestyle choices.
Dr. Weaver lives in Powell with her husband, their three children, and their three pets.
Dr. Robert F. Jozwiak is the founder of Northeast Vision Services; he retired from active practice in 2014, though still can be found visiting the office from time to time. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1968, with Honors. He was a clinical faculty member of The Ohio State University College of Optometry from 1968 to 1996, teaching in the contact lens and vision therapy clinics.
Dr. Jozwiak enjoyed a special interest in contact lenses. He enjoyed working with all modalities of lenses, and maintained a high level of skill with fitting gas permeable contact lenses.
Dr. Melanie J. Ballard is originally from Conneaut, Ohio. She moved to the Westerville area in 1997 to attend Otterbein University. Dr. Ballard received her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 2008, with Honors. Following graduation, she spent a year completing a residency focused on ocular disease and pre- and post-operative care. She joined Northeast Vision Services in 2010, and had been pleased to continue serving the practice upon Dr. Jozwiak's retirement. She was delighted to welcome Dr. Weaver as a part of the practice in 2016. Dr. Ballard also serves as an adjunct faculty member for The Ohio State University College of Optometry through her work with students as a staff optometrist at Erdey Searcy Eye Group.
In 2019, Dr. Ballard left her regular part-time position at Northeast Vision Services and remains available for limited as-needed coverage.
Dr. Ballard lives in Sunbury with her husband and her cat.