Barbara Scheetz, Optometrist

Dr. Barbara Scheetz is a Des Moines native, a graduate of Dowling High School, and Drake University. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston in 1989. Upon graduating, she returned to practice in the Des Moines area.

In 1997 Dr. Scheetz was appointed by the governor to be a member of the Iowa Board of Optometric Examiners, which she was a part of for nine years. In 1998, Barbara received “The Young Optometrist of the Year Award” for the state of Iowa. The award is given to an optometrist who shows leadership, dedication and commitment to the profession.

Dr. Scheetz is married and the couple have a love for Drake basketball games, camping, traveling and spending time with their kids and grandchildren.


Elisha, Office Manager

Elisha has been the office manager for Dr. Scheetz for over 15 years! She knows the “in’s and out’s” of the office. Any questions about billing she can answer. Any questions you have about anything: she can answer! Elisha lives in Altoona with her husband Jeff and children; Macie, Cooper, and Hunter. Her greatest joys are her children and she spends all her free time with them making family memories.


Cherish, Operations Lead

Cherish: As the Lead of Operations Cherish has been with Ashworth Vision Clinic for over 12 years. She acts as a liaison between patients and staff/doctors, schedules appointments, gather insurance eligibility & benefits, and any other requests to help with patient’s needs. She resides in Urbandale with her husband Nick and children. She loves to travel (especially to Disney) and spending time with family and friends.


Lisa, Optician

As an optician, Lisa will assist you with the frame selection process. She is customer-focused and with her easy-going personality brings out the fun in frame selection. Lisa lives in Winterset. She has two sons, a granddaughter and one more grandchild on the way. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and family time.


Cristina, Technician

This is Cristina, born and raised in Des Moines. She is a recent college graduate from the University of Iowa where she received a bachelor’s in Health and Human Physiology. She enjoys working with patients first hand and having a positive impact on the health of those patients she cares for. Her pleasant demeanor and can-do attitude will have you leave the office knowing you were well taken care of!