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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.


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 enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.


Kira Daugherty

Kira is a trained Technician, Optician, and The Contact Lens Coordinator. Her passions include working with children and making sure all of our patients needs are met. Kira is happy to help 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. When not at work Kira is always spending time with her family and friends.


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.


Photo of Stefee JacobsStefee Jacobs

Stefee has worked in the medical field for 16 years. Stefee Has a passion for helping people and making sure patients get the best care possible. Outside of Work she loves taking on new adventures and spending time with family.


Photo of Shelia DriverShelia Driver

Shelia is a Technician at The Eye Place. She enjoys helping patients in any way she can. She is always ready to learn new things. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, especially her two little boys.


Photo of Haley BellHaley Bell

She is a trained Technician and has been in the healthcare field since 2011. Her love for helping all reflects in her work daily.  In her spare time she likes to travel, spend time with her family, and do craft projects.


Photo of Ariel StewartAriel Stewart

Ariel has worked in the Healthcare for 7 years now as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, and in mental health. She enjoys learning new things and being as helpful as she can be. She has a passion for helping others. She moved to Indiana from Georgia to be closer to family. Outside of work Ariel is busy as she is a new mother of a baby boy that she adores more than anything.