• 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" and Isabella "Izzy".  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 has been able to add some unique frame lines to our current selection, and keeps our optical fresh with the latest trends in eyewear.  

     
    When not at the office she enjoys spending time with her daughters  Amrie and Raelee and husband Dave. 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 with us in 2016 as our Front Desk Coordinator. In January 2017 she was promoted to our Optometric Assistant. In this role she pre-tests patients, preforms additional medical testing,  manages our contact lens inventory, and assists with optician duties. 

    Jen is married to Luke who is a fireman/paramedic for the City of Columbus. They share 3 beautiful children: Grant, Chase and Molly who keep them very busy. They also have 2 dogs, Mandy and Joey and recently added chickens to their family. 

    As a family they enjoy the outdoors. They spend a lot of time hiking, dirt biking and camping. Jen loves to curl up with a good book, snuggle with her kids as well as re-purpose furniture and work on home improvement projects. 

    Jen has lived in Lewis Center almost her entire life. Their family attends Adventure Church where they participate in Life Group as a family and Jen volunteers her time working in KidVenture. 

  • Patient Care Coordinator

    Annie Osborn

    Annie is the first face that you will see when you come into our office.  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 is the Patient Care Coordinator and manages the front desk.  She will handle your phone calls, greet you when you come in the door, check patients in and out, monitor our office emails, set up referrals and manage most of the business end of the office to keep things running smoothly. 

    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 likes to stay busy with friends. 

    Annie has lived in Gahanna her entire life and worked as a patient advocate for three years prior to becoming a part of our team. She loves helping people and working in customer service and loves getting to know everyone that comes in!