OUR Pickerington OPTOMETRISTS
Our eye doctors aim not only to correct any vision problems you may have but to help prevent future ones from arising. From yearly eye exams to dry eye treatment, our full range of services will cover all your eye care needs. Our eye doctors tailor their approach to each individual patient in order to offer you the best vision care and solution possible.
Meet The Eye Doctors At Pickerington Eyecare
Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Brian Tracy is an optometrist who is committed to providing his patients caring, high quality eyecare, with an emphasis on maintaining a lifetime of the best possible eye health. Dr. Tracy obtained his degree of Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State College of Optometry in 1995, and his degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Toledo in 1991. Dr. Tracy co-founded Pickerington Eyecare in 1998. He is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association, Central Ohio Optometric Association, The Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce, and Violet Baptist Church. In his free time Dr. Tracy enjoys spending time with his 6 kids, following Ohio State sports, golfing, playing softball with his church, and playing acoustic and bass guitar.
Dr. Doug Ryen earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2000, and joined Pickerington Eyecare in 2001. While in optometry school, Dr. Ryen was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometry Fraternity, SVOSH, and American Optometric Student Association. His clinical training included an ocular disease externship at Commonwealth Eye Surgery in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Ryen is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, Central Ohio and Ohio Optometric Associations, and Pickerington Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Ryen is from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, home of the groundhog! He graduated from Penn State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He is an avid Nittany Lions and Steelers fan, and the Buckeyes when they are not playing Penn State. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and other sports, landscaping, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Travis Storm joined Pickerington Eyecare in 2009 after graduating with honors from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a native of the Ohio Valley, growing up in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia where he and his wife, Janelle, were both Division II basketball players. Dr. Storm is committed to providing the best family eye care possible and finding the best visual solution for each patient based on their needs and lifestyle. He also treats eye health issues ranging from “pink eye” to diabetes. Dr. Storm lives in Hilliard with his wife and two children, Shaye and Cole. He is an avid sports fan and loves to cook, especially using his backyard smoker.
Dr. Chontos joined our practice in January, 2014. He did his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State College of Optometry in 1987. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Physiological Optics from The Ohio State Graduate School in 1987. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. He brings over 26 years of experience in primary care optometry to the practice. Dr. Chontos has resided in Pickerington for 25 years with his wife, Amy. His children, Katie and Kyle, are graduates of Pickerington High School North. He enjoys spending time with his family and supporting the Reds, Bengals and Buckeyes.
Dr. Pipo attended The Ohio State University where he studied chemistry as an undergraduate and received his Doctor of Optometry in 1992. He is licensed by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, The International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry, and the Ohio State Board of Optometry. Dr. Pipo has previously served as an associate clinical instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and optometric director for a laser and cataract center. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, sports and the outdoors.
Dr. Emily completed her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in May 2018. She has an interest in pediatrics, binocular vision, acquired brain injury rehabilitation and vision therapy. Dr. Emily originally grew up in Marysville and has stayed local to Columbus ever since. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit and playing with her two nephews, Nathan and Andrew. Dr. Emily sees kids ages 6 months-18 years and is the lead doctor in Performance Vision Academy, providing vision therapy for all ages and conditions.
Dr. Eder completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and a minor in Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2008 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Throughout her clinical training she rotated through the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Hospital as well as multiple private practice settings where she focused on treatment and management of ocular disease, co-managing ocular refractive and cataract surgery and low vision rehabilitation. During her time at Ohio State, Dr. Eder was a member of several student organizations including the American Optometric Student Association and Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometric Fraternity. Currently Dr. Eder is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Ohio Optometric Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Eder enjoys watching football (especially the Buckeyes,) spending time with her niece and nephews, traveling, hiking and doing yoga. She’s also an animal lover and lives with her two cats Charlie and Winnie.