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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Robert J. Dittoe, OD and Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in New Lexington.


Dr. Robert J. Dittoe

Dr. RobertDr. Robert J. Dittoe completed his undergraduate work at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1980. Dr. Dittoe assisted with research studies of new contact lens materials while at OSU and received the Bausch and Lomb Award for Excellence in Contact Lenses in 1980. He has authored a number of articles for publication in nationally recognized contact lens journals, and is a primary advisor for the Hocking College Professional Advisory Board.

Dr. Dittoe is a Past President of the Perry County Chapter of The American Cancer Society as well as being a Past Crusade Chairman. He is a Past President of the New Lexington Jaycees and past board member of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Dittoe is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Ohio Optometric Association. He is a member of the Ohio Amblyope Registry, the AOA InfantSee Program, and AOA Vision USA which donates examinations and glasses to those in need. He is a member of both the Miami University and The Ohio State University Alumni Associations. Dr. Dittoe is an affiliate doctor with TLC Laser Eye Center, located in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Dittoe has been in private practice in New Lexington since 1980.


Dr. John Manard

Dr. ManardDr. Manard earned a bachelors degree in Mathematics from New Mexico State University prior to acceptance into the OSU College of Optometry in 2010. He received his Doctorate in Optometry in 2014 after completing the rigorous four year curriculum. While at OSU, Dr. Manard completed training in all areas of optometry. He underwent specialized training in management of ocular diseases and surgical co-management of cataract and LASIK patients. He is most interested in contact lens fitting and assessment, including more complicated cases.

Dr. Manard will provide comprehensive eye examinations to patients of all ages, as well as treatment and management of ocular disease conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, and diabetic eye changes.

John Manard, O.D. is an active member of the American and Ohio Optometric Associations, as well as the American Academy of Optometry. He is an avid sports fan, most specifically hockey and football. He is also an avid reader, so don’t hesitate to give him good book recommendations!


Our Staff

Amy Miller, Office Manager, Jennifer Carney (Technician), Kendra Wilson and Sherry Adams, Administrative Assistants, Leslie Stenson and Dawn Crooks, Technicians, Nicole Fowler and Alana Hillyard, Opticians.