Our Doctors

Dr. Burns

Dr. Burns

Carole R. Burns, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

Dr. Burns graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1984. She completed her vision therapy and pediatric residency at The State University of New York. She is a member of the Central Ohio Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, The AOA Sports Vision Section, and is a Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Burns represents all of Ohio’s optometrists as a member of the Council on Health Information. This organization represents all medical professionals with the goal of improving health care to all people living in Ohio. She is known for her work with children’s vision and patients who have special needs. She is a speaker for the Vision Council of America and lectures nationally on the topics of pediatric vision, binocular vision disorders, sports vision, and learning-related vision disorders. Although Dr. Burns sees all patients, her passion lies with those on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Burns is active in her church and has home educated her two sons. She can often be found supporting her sons at chess tournaments or on the golf course. She is married to Dr. Mark Wright who is a professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

Dr. Burns see patients at The Solution Center (937 Polaris Woods Blvd), our Westerville (185 State Street) office, and at our Johnstown office (703 West Coshocton Street).

Dr. Cologgi

Dr. Cologgi

Kyla S. Cologgi, O.D.

Dr. Cologgi graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1991. She is an active member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She has experience teaching optometry students at The Ohio State University College of Optometry pediatrics and vision therapy clinic.

Dr. Cologgi has served as president of the Central Ohio Optometric Association and participates in Vision USA by donating basic eye health and vision care services to uninsured and low-income members of the community.

In 2006, Dr. Cologgi visited Nuevo Progresso, Mexico to bring optometric services to the town through a medical mission trip. Early in her career she traveled to nursing homes throughout Ohio providing vision care to elderly patients and she continues to serve them through the co-management of cataract and refractive surgery with several local surgeons. As a result of her experience caring for patients across all age groups she has developed a special interest in how nutrition affects the whole body and the visual system.

Dr. Cologgi has been featured in Columbus Parent Magazine and has appeared numerous times on local television during her career. She has been involved in area school programs which demonstrate vision therapy and the visual system in a fun way to young children. She is known for her work with pediatric patients regarding how vision problems affect learning development.

Dr. Cologgi enjoys teaching her son, Ryan, how to cook gluten free goodies to help manage his celiac disease.

Dr. Cologgi sees patients at The Solution Center (937 Polaris Woods Drive) and at our Westerville office (185 State Street).

Dr. Edwards

Dr. Edwards

Kristyne E. Edwards, O.D., F.A.A.O

Kristyne E. Edwards, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O. Dr. Edwards graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1996. She has served as a faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Optometry for many years. She is involved with many local and national organizations, including the Ohio Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, American Optometric Association, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. During her residency, she worked with a local school system to establish the relationship between vision and academic achievement. She has worked extensively in the area of visual perception and is well published in the area of depth perception and the relationship between visual perception skills and academic achievement. She is known for her experience with pre-school age children and lectures to colleges and school systems on the importance of vision care for children. After her personal experience with international adoption, Dr Edwards has developed a special interest in helping children who have had visual delays due to early deprivation.

In her free time, Dr Edwards loves water skiing.

Dr. Edwards sees patients at The Solution Center (937 Polaris Woods Blvd) and at our Westerville office (185 State Street).

Dr. Evans

Dr. Evans

Nancy A. Evans, O.D.

Dr. Evans graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1987. She is a previous faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in the specialty clinics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association, and past secretary and trustee of the Central Ohio Optometric Association.

Dr. Evans spent eight years providing nursing home vision care through Mobile America VisionCare. She also participates in Vision USA where she donates her services to low income families in need of vision care.

Dr. Evans lectures to schools and civic organizations on how to improve visual performance. She has served as a consultant for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Columbus, where she provided vision screenings for children with special needs. She is known for her work with pediatric patients, including patients with learning-related vision problems and those who need vision therapy. Dr. Evans is passionate about educating parents about potential visual roadblocks that could be affecting their child’s learning.

In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her husband and two children traveling, hiking, kayaking and swimming.

Dr. Evans sees patients at The Solution Center (937 Polaris Woods Blvd) and at our Westerville office (185 State Street).

Read a Q&A with Dr. Evans

Dr. Stutler

Dr. Stutler

Stacy L. Stutler, O.D.

Dr. Stutler graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2004. She is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Dr Stutler worked in Northwest Ohio, specializing in pediatrics and working closely with a leading pediatric surgeon. Because of her love of vision therapy, she returned to the Columbus area in 2008 to join our practice.

Dr. Stutler provides comprehensive primary eye care examinations as well as medical eye care for pediatric patients. She specializes in her ability to assess and treat strabismus and amblyopia in a non-surgical manner.

Dr. Stutler enjoys spending her free time with her family, especially outdoor activities such as swimming and boating.

Dr. Stutler see patients at The Solution Center (937 Polaris Woods Blvd), our Westerville (185 State Street) office, and at our Johnstown office (703 West Coshocton Street).

Find out more about Dr. Stutler by reading a Q&A with Dr. Stutler.

Dr. William Lay

Dr. William Lay

William G. Lay, O.D.

Dr. William Lay graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1992. He is a previous faculty member in the specialty clinics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, and served as past governor of the Central Ohio Optometric Association. He has served on the Ohio Optometric Association Board of Directors and was OOA President in 2006. Dr Lay remains very active with the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) and serves as the Ohio Infantsee State Coordinator, EastWest Eye Conference Education Committee member, OOA Finance Committee member, and Principal Investigator for contact lens studies.

In 1991, Dr. Lay traveled to Sierra Leone, West Africa to provide eye care to people of third world countries. He lectures to nursing home care providers and has examined nursing home residents as part of Mobile America VisionCare. He is known for his work with geriatric patients and glaucoma patients. Dr. Lay was named the 2001 Young Optometrist of the Year for the state of Ohio and he received the National Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2002. He also received the National InfantSee Award in 2007 for his promotion of the importance of eye care for infants.

In his free time, Dr. Lay serves as an elder and worship team member at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church. He enjoys spending time outside golfing, hiking and camping with his wife, Dr. Amy Lay, and their three children. He also can often be found on the sidelines coaching his children’s baseball and basketball teams.

Dr. Lay sees patients at our Westerville office (185 State Street) and our Johnstown office (703 West Coshocton Street).

Dr. Amy Lay

Dr. Amy Lay

Amy R. Lay, O.D.

Dr. Lay graduated Summa Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in biology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She then graduated from Ferris State University College of Optometry in 1993 as valedictorian of her class. She finished her training with a strong background in specialty contact lenses and vision therapy after completing externships in these areas. She is a previous faculty member in the specialty clinics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

Dr. Lay is a member of the American Optometric Association and a past governor of the Central Ohio Optometric Association. She has served on the Ohio Optometric Association’s Vision Performance Committee and is a past chair of the Public Information Committee. She also has served on the School Vision Forum Planning Committee.

Dr. Lay has lectured on vision therapy and has been on television to promote VisionUSA. She participates in the Realeyes program by going into classrooms to teach children about the importance of a lifetime of comprehensive eye care.
Dr. Lay was the 1998 recipient of the Young Optometrist of the Year Award in the state of Ohio. In 1999, she was selected as the American Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year from among over 10,000 optometrists! She and her husband, Dr. William Lay, are the only husband and wife team to ever both win this national award.

Dr. Lay sees patients at our Westerville office (185 State Street) and our Johnstown office (703 West Coshocton Street).

Dr. Nixon

Dr. Nixon

Gregory J. Nixon, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Nixon graduated in 1996 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry as Valedictorian of his class. He is an active member of the Ohio Optometric Association where he is co-chair of the legislative committee and member of the EastWest Eye Conference Education committee. His work on behalf of the organization has earned him recognition as an OOA Special Merit Award winner in 1999, 2005 and 2006 and as the Ohio Optometric Association Young O.D. of the Year in 2000. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Nixon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry and Director of Extern Programs at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. His area of expertise is specialty contact lenses, including bifocal contact lenses. He also has a special interest in ocular diseases, including glaucoma. He has published several articles in the area of contact lenses and has been involved in research in a corneal disease called keratoconus.

Dr. Nixon sees patients at our Westerville office (185 State Street).

Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson

Bradley Johnson, O.D.

Dr. Johnson completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2008. He completed an ocular disease residency at The Eye Center of Toledo. He is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr Johnson has been involved in many organizational leadership positions and has presented research work at both state and national conventions. In addition to his work in primary vision care, he also specializes in the care and management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye and post surgical care. He is also certified in corneal reshaping therapy, a non surgical way to see without glasses and contact lenses.

Dr. Johnson sees patients at our Westerville office (185 State Street).

Dr. Wright

Mark R. Wright, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. (Emeritus)

Dr. Wright graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1980. He is an assistant clinical professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a member of the Central Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, is a Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and is the chairperson of the Ohio Optometric Association Health Systems Committee and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Insurance Committee. He is a member of The Ohio State University Dean’s Advisory Board and Vice-President of the Ohio Eye Health Network

Dr. Wright has numerous publications and is a consultant to Anadem Publishing. He lectures nationally on the topics of managed care, sports vision, and vision and performance. He is recognized for his work in the area of visual problems affecting performance at work, school, and play.

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Appointments for vision therapy are available during regular office hours. We also offer after school times, evenings, and Saturdays.

 

Our Doctors

Dr. Carole Burns, Dr. Kyla Cologgi, Dr. William Lay, Dr. Amy Lay, Dr. Kristyne Edwards, Dr. Nancy Evans, Dr. Greg Nixon, Dr. Stacy Stutler, Dr. Brad Johnson, Dr. Mark Wright (emeritus)