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Our Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make The Eye Place a proud provider of vision care products and services in Columbus.


Heather Morrison

Heather is an experienced optician of more than 20 years, and has an outstanding customer service reputation. She loves what she does, knowing that it hugely impacts our patients’ lives. Because of Heather’s extensive experience in the optometry field, she may assist you in scheduling an appointment, choosing eyewear, or answering your billing questions. No matter how Heather helps you, she will surely exceed your expectations and leave you with a smile.


Melanie Nading

Melanie is an Optician and a Technician for The Eye Place. She has an associate’s degree from Washington State Community College. In her spare time, she enjoy’s spending time with her daughter and family.


Kira Daugherty

Kira has worked for The Eye Place since August of 2016. She is a trained Technician and Optician. Her passions include working with children and making sure our patients get the best care available.


Annie Davis Watson

Annie is a Doctor Technician and Contact Lens Coordinator at The Eye Place. She enjoy’s helping patients find which contacts are the best fit and quality for them; while also teaching them how to insert, remove, and care for their contacts. In her spare time, she enjoy’s spending time with her family and friends and attending church.


Lindsey Smith

Lindsey recently graduated Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Her future plans include attending optometry school. She coach’s and referees basketball at her church, plays multiple instruments, and spends time with her family and dog in her free time.


Veronica Diaz

Veronica was born in Mexico and raised in California. She moved to Indiana in 2010. She loves patient care and enjoys being a bilingual doctor technician at The Eye Place. She was married in 2016 and enjoys spending time with her family and making memories with her son.


Kelli Ray

Kelli is an Optician and has over 11 years of optical experience. She has a Bachelors of Science degree from Purdue University and a Medical Assisting degree. Outside of the office, she loves to travel and spend time with her husband and family.


Cristina Cardoso

Cristina is a trained Optician and Receptionist at The Eye Place. She loves being able to help the Hispanic community in Columbus by being bilingual. She enjoy’s being with her family when she is not at work.


Terry Nichalson

Terry is the Check Out and Front Desk Receptionist. She has been at The Eye Place since February, 2017 and enjoy’s her position very much. She loves helping people! Outside of work, she enjoy’s the beach, being with family, crafting and reading.


Ruth Ann Miller

Ruth Ann is on staff as an optician; she is our resident ray of sunshine! She brings to our practice 40 years of optical experience, all here in Columbus. Ruth Ann has seen the evolution of the optical industry. She’s excited to help you design the perfect pair of glasses centered around your lifestyle and needs.