Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Brian D. Tracy

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. Douglas J. Ryen

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

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. Todd E. Chontos

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 32 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. James E. Pipo O.D.

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 Rausch O.D.

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. Lauren Mitchell

Dr. Lauren Mitchell was born and raised in Avon Lake, Ohio, a suburb outside of Cleveland. After completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Ohio University, she received her Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she graduated magna cum laude. During her time at Ohio State she was a member of the American Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa.

Dr. Mitchell joined the Pickerington Eyecare team with a joint goal to provide excellent eye care and to educate patients with compassion and kindness. She is dedicated to providing the quality of care she would want for her own family.

Outside of patient care, Dr. Mitchell enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and of course cheering on the Buckeyes!


“Doctors and staff are amazing and so good with our children. I would highly recommend this practice for any family looking for quality eye care.”
Marilyn Howell