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.
Todd Pietig, Optometrist
Dr. Pietig is a native of Carroll, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Biology, He then received his Doctorate in 2007 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Pietig is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all ocular conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma , dry eyes, as well as many childhood conditions, such as lazy eye and amblyopia. Dr. Pietig specializes in CRT lenses.
Dr. Todd Pietig is married to Dr. Mandy Pietig, an optometrist, and they have three sons, Alexander, Austin and Maxton. He enjoys traveling, scuba diving, running, and golfing.
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 question 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, gathers insurance eligibility & benefits and any other requests to help with patients 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.
Lynsey is the other half of our operations department. She is the first point of contact when patients call. She checks insurance, schedules patients, assists with ordering contacts, and makes sure your entire visit here runs smoothly. She brings over 10 years of experience with insurance and customer service and is excited to continue learning about the industry. Lynsey resides in West Des Moines and enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and son, Savannah and Landon. She loves to travel and see the ocean.
Miles, Optician – Lab Operations
Miles has been with Ashworth Vision Clinic for over 8 years. He has been in optical for over 31 years! He has a passion for customer care and patients know him by name. He lives in Ankeny with his family. He enjoys jamming to music in the lab and keeping up with all sports.
Lindsay, Lead Technician
As a technician she performs all preliminary testing before the exam, assists doctors and does any special testing that may be required. She excels in patient care and will be sure to accommodate any and all patients needs. She along with her husband Hector just purchased their first house along with their two young boys Jordan and Jayden.
As a technician Stacey assists with all patient testing. She assists the doctors when needed. She excels in contact lens ordering. Stacey will always greet the patient with a smile. She resides in Saylor Township with her family. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer with her son and supporting the Vikings.
Miranda joined Ashworth Vision Clinic in May of 2018 as one of our new technicians. Miranda recently graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. She assists the doctors and does preliminary and special testing. She brings a lot to the table with her medical background and experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pup Jax, and her niece and nephew, Liberty and Brayden.
Brittany joined Ashworth Vision Clinic in May of 2018 as one of our new technicians, performing preliminary and special testing, and assisting the doctors. Brittany has a bright smile and a positive attitude and always makes sure our patients receive the best care. She also brings knowledge in nutrition and skin care. She recently got married to her husband, Brett and together they reside in Grimes with their two cats, Buddy and Autumn. In her free time she enjoys playing with her cats and traveling with her husband.
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 grand daughter and one more grandchild on the way. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading and family time.
Dave recently joined the staff at Ashworth Vision Clinic. He has over forty years of experience in the optical industry. He is a graduate of the US Army School of Opticianry with a B.A in Art Education, Dave has spent much of his career teaching and training professional frame selection and optical dispensing in Iowa and Arizona. He is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and is a state licensed dispensing optician. He is married to his wife, Dee and has two sons and two grandsons. Dave is a former jumpmaster and free fall photographer and loves football.
Heather recently joined our team in February of 2019. Heather relocated to Iowa from Indiana. She has worked as an optician for 6 years and enjoys helping patients find the best frame and lenses based
on their needs. Heather lives in Ankeny with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she loves making jewelry, baking, and spending time with her family.