• 114 N State St, Westerville OH 43081          614-882-0851             info@uptowneyedoc.com

  • Meet Your Eye Care Team

    At Uptown Eye Care, we value relationships.  We will strive to get to know you and your story.  We want to hear about your vacations, your grandkids, and any ups and downs life throws your way...all while getting a high quality eye exam in a comfortable environment. Here is a glimpse into the lives of our doctors and staff.  

  • Optometrist/Owner

    Misty L. Bauder, OD

    Dr. Misty L. Bauder graduated in 2006 from Indiana University’s School of Optometry. She completed an ocular disease residency at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. She has worked at a private practice in Delaware, Ohio since July 2007. She is a resident of East Lincoln Street and so excited to have the opportunity to purchase a practice so close to her home.  It has always been her dream to be a local eye doctor for her neighborhood.  Dr. Bauder's husband is a local pharmacist at Uptown Pharmacy on State Street, and her oldest daughter attends Emerson Elementary just around the corner from the practice.  The Bauders live, work, shop and LOVE the Uptown Westerville area, so this is truly a dream come true!

    Dr. Bauder's roots are from a small rural town in SouthEast Kentucky, and you will instantly notice her southern accent and hospitality. The Bauders are members of Westerville Christian Church and try to stay involved in many church and community outreach activities. She has been the manager of the church's bookstore, along with being involved with MOPS and MOMSNext programs, and lead small group courses. She is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader for a Brownie troop in her community.  When she is home, she enjoys laying low and spending time with her family.  She has two daughters, Abigail "Abby" (7.5) and Isabella "Izzy" (2).  With the office being just steps away from home, you may see them around the office from time to time visiting mom!  She enjoys walking, reading, gardening, photography and scrapbooking.  

    In addition to primary care, ocular disease and contact lenses, Dr. Bauder also provides low vision services to help patients with vision loss utilize their remaining sight.  She performs eye exams on all ages, beginning with babies 6-12 months old through the InfantSee public health initiative. 


  • Optician and Frame Stylist

    Abbey Bartell

    Abbey is our Frame Stylist and highly experienced Optician. She has worked in a private practice, as an Optician in Dublin, Ohio for 6 years. She has a passion for eyewear and that is evident in her work. Abbey really takes the time to get to know you and your family, which is our philosophy at Uptown Eye Care.  It is evident that Abbey is a perfect fit for this office.  She is looking forward to adding some unique frame lines to our current selection, and keeping our optical fresh with the latest trends in eyewear.  

    When not at the office she enjoys spending time with her daughter Amrie (9) and husband Dave. They are expecting a new baby girl in July 2017, and are so excited to be expanding. They are a very active family. They enjoy going to the local YMCA to work out and swim.
    Abbey grew up in a small town in Northwest Ohio. In 2005, she decided to move to the Columbus area to explore the "big city," and she hasn't been able to leave since! Abbey and her husband have lived all around the Columbus area before buying their dream home in Pickerington. 
    In addition to helping you find the perfect pair of eyewear and adjusting them to make them a perfect fit, she will be helping you throughout the office. She will help train new contact lens patients, assist the doctors with pretesting patients, and will be managing our billing.  


  • Optometric Assistant

    Jen Ruof

    Jen started in our office as our Front Desk Specialist.  She just got promoted to a new role as an Optometric Assistant.  She will be pre-testing patients, assisting Dr. Bauder with charting tasks, as well as training alongside Abbey to learn optician duties.  Jen had been at Nationwide for over 10 years, and has impressed us with her excellent customer service and big smile! 

    Jen has been married to her husband, Luke, for 6 years. Luke is a fireman and paramedic for the City of Columbus. Jen and Luke are parents to 3 adorable children: Grant (7), Chase (5) and Molly (14 months). They also have two dogs, Mandy and Joey. As a family they love to spend time outdoors. They enjoy long hiking trips and spending our time around a fire at night. Jen loves to curl up with a good book, snuggle with her kids as well as repurposing furniture and doing home improvement projects.

    Jen has lived in Lewis Center almost her entire life. Their family attends church at Adventure Church.

  • Patient Care Coordinator

    Annie Grist

    Annie is the newest member of our UEC team.  We are continuing to grow, and with growth comes the need for more staff.  As Jen changed positions, we were thrilled to add Annie to our staff.  She has such a sweet disposition and tender heart, and we all loved her right away when she interviewed and job-shadowed with us.  She will be the Patient Care Coordinator and managing the front desk.  She will be handling your phone calls, greeting you when you come in the door, checking patients in and out, monitoring our office emails, setting up referrals, and managing most of the business end of the office to keep things running smoothly. 
    Annie recently married her husband Anthony in April of 2016. Anthony works for a roofing company that is also located in Westerville. They have a puppy named Frank who they have enjoyed raising and training together. In her free time, Annie enjoys learning about skincare and makeup artistry, as well as making over friends and family for events.  She also loves spending time with her many nieces and nephews, and has even been a part of coaching her niece's softball team. 
    Annie has lived in Gahanna her entire life and worked as a patient advocate for the last three years. She loves helping people and working in customer service and is looking forward to getting to know everyone that comes in!


  • Optician & Frame Stylist

    Cheryl King

    Cheryl joined our team in late July 2017.  She is our full-time optician and frame stylist, and a great addition to our office! 

    Cheryl grew up in Gahanna with her parents and three sisters. They have always been a very close knit family...and still to this day all live in the Gahanna/Westerville area. She moved to Westerville in 1988, fell in love with the community and raised all of her children here. Cheryl has 1 daughter, 2 sons, and 3 grandsons...which she loves dearly!

    Cheryl started her career in optometry in 1994 in retail, but soon realized her passion was not in retail but in private practice where she could have more of an impact on patient care. She worked as an optician for many years before taking on a more challenging position as operations manager for 13 years.

    In 2006, she decided to make a career change to a frame rep for Marchon Eyewear. After 7 years of being on the road, it was time for her to return to her true passion in working in private practice optometry, back in patient care.

    In her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors...camping, boating, swimming, traveling, walking her little 6 pound Chihuahua Lily...and spending time with her family and friends!

  • Scanning Specialist

    MaryBeth Medley

    MaryBeth works part-time for our office helping us to be more efficient, by scanning in paper charts into our electronic medical records system.