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.
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 has 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.
Dr. Ballard enjoys the positive impact that she can provide to her patients' lifestyle and health through her practice of full-scope optometry. She is particularly interested in managing health care for the eyes and how that relates to overall health of the body.
Dr. Ballard lives in Sunbury with her husband and her cat.
Dr. Robert F. Jozwiak is the founder of Northeast Vision Services; he retired from active practice in 2014. 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 continued to have an 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.
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 in Westerville. In 2009 she opened her own practice, “Weaver Family EyeCare,“ in the Polaris area. In 2016, she decided to come full circle and return to Northeast Vision Services.
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.
She resides in Powell with her husband and three children.