Dr. Jon Mesarch

Dr. Jon Mesarch graduated from The Ohio State Univeristy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition with Distinction in 2001 and from the OSU College of Optometry in 2005.

His past experience includes externships at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dayton, OH and Lexington, KY. His interest is in family practice, with considerable experience in both contact lenses and pediatric optometry.

Dr. Jon enjoys the great outdoors and can regularly be found hiking around Hocking Hills with his wife, Kate, and their 2 dogs, or 4-wheeling on his property or camping out in their ’86 Chevy rv that he renovated a few years ago.

Some of his more recently discovered hiking adventures have been in Glacier National Park, where he has been checking off his list of coveted hikes. He also enjoys hunting and fishing trips which always includes friends and family, and usually involves a roadtrip to somewhere remote. He and his wife love to travel, both locally and internationally.

He has a special interest in missions trips, specifically to the Dominican Republic, where he has routinely traveled to and given free exams, as well as distributed free glasses collected from donations.

Dr. Joe Blake

Dr. Joseph Blake grew up in Zanesville, Oh and went to Tri-Valley HS. He has 4 sisters: 3 older, one younger. One in Michigan (with his 3 WILD nephews), one in Florida, and two in central Ohio.

Dr. Blake went to OSU for undergrad (human nutrition in 2010, OD in 2014). During optometry school he did rotations involving  LASIK, cataract surgery, pediatrics, ocular disease, low vision. He spent 3 months at the Salt Lake City VA hospital, and 3 months in Chicago working with a LASIK center. He also went on a short mission trip to Haiti!

Dr. Blake is a big Ohio State Buckeye football fan. In fact, he even tries to go to an away football game every year! He is currently living in Columbus and likes to try new restaurants and breweries. (His new favorite being Land Grant Brewing Co.) Dr. Blake was a Boy Scout growing up and loved all things outdoors including skiing, bicycling, hunting, camping, fishing, canoeing, and off-roading. (He is a 2-time Pelotonia rider, and he mountain bikes too! He is also member of the Ohio 4×4 Trailriders, although he no longer has his beloved Jeep).

Fun fact: He was a showcase showdown winner on The Price is Right in 2012! (Drew Carey era! He was fun!)

Dr. Nick King-Smith

Dr. Nicholas C. King-Smith joined the practice in July, 2015. Born and raised in Wooster, OH, he is a northeast Ohio native and by default a sad (but proud) Browns fan. He graduated from Wooster High School in 2006.

Dr. King-Smith obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati graduating in May of 2010. He began his optometric education the following September at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and graduated in May of 2014 just prior to the Buckeyes winning the College Football National Championship. He is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and Epsilon Psi Epsilon professional fraternity.

He enjoys all things outdoors whether it be camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, off-roading or hiking with his dog Max.

He is most excited to be given the opportunity to serve the community and is thoroughly enjoying his time in Logan thus far.

Dr. Jenna Tyler

Dr. Jenna Tyler is a recent graduate of the Ohio State College of Optometry, where she was a four-year member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society.

She completed rotations through the Columbus VA Hospital and Erdey Searcy Eye Group. Jenna enjoys practicing full-scope optometry with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating ocular disease.

She resides in Columbus with her husband and golden retriever, and enjoys running and traveling in her spare time.



Jacque is a resident of Chauncey and graduated from Tri County Adult Education in Certified Medical Administrative Specialist.

She works in the billing department for Buckeye Vision Care.

When not at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family and enjoying life to its fullest!



Jenn is our lead optical and oversees the all of the optical department. She has been with us for about 2 ½ years now.

Before coming here, she worked in the banking field for almost 20 years. She moved to Logan with her husband and 3 daughters 9 years ago.

Jenn and her family love going on hikes at the caves and enjoy shopping at all the different shops in town.

In her spare time, she loves crafting, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.


Marilyn has been with Buckeye Vision Care since January 1, 2006.

She enjoys working with the friendly and dedicated staff.

In her spare time, she loves to travel with her husband Bob and to do volunteer work for her church. She has three children and three amazing grandsons!


Maddie has been with BVC since 2017. She graduated from high school in 2017.

She makes sure our office is very well organized and clean, which she comes by rightly from her mom, Jenn, who also works for Buckeye Vision Care!

Maddie has autism and nothing stops her from learning new things! She loves spending time with her friends and family and will challenge you to a movie quote competition anytime. She also loves to shop and travel.


Sally has been with Buckeye Vision Care for a little over 3 years and works in the billing department. She orders the glasses for all Medicaid plans as well as select billing.

In her spare time she enjoys fishing with her husband, working in her flower garden and teaching Sunday school at her church.


Shellie joined Buckeye Vision Care in May of 2017 as a receptionist. She has eight years previous experience in customer service.

Shellie strives to greet everyone with a smile and a courteous friendly attitude. She is eager to learn and couldn’t ask for a better staff to work with!

Outside of work she spends most of her free time with her husband, their five kids and two fur babies.

Shellie enjoys traveling, new experiences, reading a good book, great wine, and watching thunder storms on her front porch.



Sue has worked at Buckeye Vision Care for over 7 years. She has two children, Dan and Debra; 4 grandchildren, Marcus, Maggie, Mia and.

She enjoys quilting, aerobics class, and spending time with family and friends. She also has a dog named Meeka.


Tina came to Buckeye Vision Care in October of 2016 to work in the optical department. She has spent a lot of years in retail, so she says it was a nice change for her to come to a friendly working environment with staff that is easy to work with.

She has more recently moved into our billing and ordering department, working on billing insurance for exams and glasses, as well as placing glasses orders with the labs.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time on Lake Erie with her husband, kids, granddaughter and new grandson.


Alex is our receptionist and has been with us since February 2018. As the receptionist, he works directly with patients, with scheduling, appointments and check in. Alex has lived in Logan for half of his life and enjoys the local scenery.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and spending time with friends and both his family and his girlfriend’s family.

Alex is excited to be a part of the Buckeye Vision Care family and can’t wait to see what the future has in store with us!