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 Clark, 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 Rose, Operations Lead

As the Lead of Operations Cherish has been with Ashworth Vision Clinic for over 11 years. Cherish will assure your check in and check out process goes smoothly. Cherish’s bright smile and happy attitude will make you feel like you are right at home when you are here. She resides in Urbandale with her husband Nick and children. She loves to travel (especially to Disney) and spending time with family and friends.


Miles Nelson, 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 Richard, 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 fiance Hector just purchased their first house along with their two young boys Jordan and Jayden. They make family trips to Puerto Rico to visit Hector’s family as often as they can.


Stacey Hoch, Technician

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.


Lisa Jennings, 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 grand daughter and one more grandchild on the way. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading and family time.


Chris Singleton, Optician-Frame Buyer

Chris brings over 30 years experience in optical to Ashworth Vision Clinic! She is the expert you need when purchasing your glasses. She knows all of the new lens technology, an expert in vendor frame selection and thoroughly enjoys her job! She has three children and five grand children. Chris and her husband love to travel.