Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our Heath optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Caring Heath Eye Doctors:
A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Dr. Janine Flood is an active member of the Ohio Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and Fellow American Academy of Optometry. She has been practicing General Optometry for over 34 years. She is driven by her love for people, science and especially wanting to make a difference for the better in people’s lives. She has a passion for helping others
Dr. Flood grew up on a farm in rural Amish Country and is originally from Dundee, Ohio. She was the Valedictorian at Garaway High School and went undergrad to The Ohio State University. She teaches Externs from OSU College of Optometry and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice for OSU, but nothing is as satisfying this special story:
My favorite patient story was when I saw the wife of a young man that I took care of since he was a little boy. This was her first visit with me. She had noticed a decrease in her vision and thought that she just needed a new eyeglass prescription. She attributed her headaches and vomiting to her pregnancy. But after examining her, I found that she had pseudo tumor cerebri, a condition where the pressure was increasing around her brain. The condition can be associated with pregnancy. I made arrangements for her to go immediately to the ER at OSU, and was able to get a neuro-ophthalmologist to handle her case. She was able to have a shunt placed in her brain to relieve the pressure that was going to blind her, and at the same time this procedure did not harm her baby. A year later, she brought in her beautiful little girl to visit me and said “Thank you so much !”
Dr. Flood is very involved in the community and enjoys helping others. She was extremely involved with Healing Art Missions, ” I started an eye clinic in Haiti that gives ongoing eyecare to a rural community of 10,000 people, for the past 18 years. They recently added an annual visit from a classmate of mine who went on to become an ophthalmologist who does cataract surgery. ” Dr. Flood also does all the eye exams/glasses for a free clinic in Licking County called Community Health Clinic.
Dr. Flood lives with her husband of 36 years, Mike. He owns a landscaping company, Albyn’s Nursery. She has a daughter Stephy, who is getting her PhD in counseling at Ohio State University. Stephy is married to Zach, a physics teacher. Dr. Flood’s son Jason is a standup comedian in L.A.
Ryan Millyard, O.D. is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. He graduated college with dual Bachelors of Science. He received a BS in Finance/Investment Analysis and Economics from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and a BS in General Sciences/Organic Chemistry from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He then received his Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University – College of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Millyard specializes in General Optometry and Scleral Lens/Irregular Corneas.
Dr. Millyard was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. He became an optometrist because he wanted to be able to help people, but also to get to know them on a personal level. Optometry is still a very patient-oriented health care profession and he enjoys that. Dr. Millyard shares this story:
One patient story that springs to mind was a patient who had a few small retinal bleeds and other minor symptoms, but enough to warrant further evaluation. The patient had a complete blockage of a portion of their carotid artery and began medical treatment to reduce stroke risk. Reaffirms in my mind the importance of my own annual dilated retinal exams, as well as for my patients.
Dr. Millyard lives with his fiancé who is also an optometrist and teaches and researches at The Ohio State. They have a calico cat named, Cecilia. He likes being outdoors; camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. He also loves to cook and enjoys all things fermentation based- Homebrewing, picking and sourdough baking.
Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Craig S. Wolf, O.D. is a member of the American Optometric Association and Ohio Optometric Association. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and also graduated with honors from The College of Wooster with a B.A. in Biology. He is the recipient of the Fison Pharmaceuticals Award for Clinical Excellence, Vistakon Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care and Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal Award.
Dr. Wolf retired from patient care last year after 28 years of practicing General Optometry and specialized in Contact Lenses. He remains president and part owner of the practice and serves as its business manager. Dr. Wolf is very involved in the community. He’s a Member of Newark-Heath Rotary Club (multiple Paul Harris Fellow and longtime song leader), performed annual Kindergarten Screenings for multiple school districts during his entire career, a past board member with Center for Visually Impaired of Licking County and Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Wolf is a part-time Florida resident and spends some of his free time traveling. He enjoys playing the piano and singing with the Covenant Choir at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, gardening and watching sports.