Melanie J Ballard, OD, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences, with a molecular biology concentration, from Otterbein College in 2001. In 2008, she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Ballard completed a one year residency in anterior segment and corneal disease at the Erdey Searcy Eye Group in 2009. During her residency training, she also focused on diabetes and glaucoma management, as well as post-operative cataract care. In addition to helping care for patients at the Erdey Searcy Eye Group, Dr. Ballard works at a private optometry practice in Westerville. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.