Dr. Melanie Ballard, OD, is originally from Conneaut, Ohio, and moved to central Ohio to attend Otterbein University. Dr. Ballard completed a degree in Life Sciences with a concentration in molecular biology and performed postgraduate studies at The Ohio State University. During that time, she discovered a passion for having positive and impactful interactions with people each day and combined that with a lifelong interest in healthcare. This sparked her interest in optometry and led Dr. Ballard to attend the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University.
After completing optometry school in 2008, Dr. Ballard completed an optometric residency focused on ocular disease, cornea, and post-operative eye care. In her free time, Dr. Ballard enjoys gardening, camping, hiking, cycling, and spending time with her husband and family.
Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio
Doctor of Optometry from the Ohio State University College of Optometry