Dr. Ralph Williams grew up in Seaman, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1965. He started the practice in October shortly after finishing school. He originally practiced at 212 North High Street from 1965 until 1997. In 1998 he moved to the current location. Dr. Williams was the first doctor to fit contact lenses in Hillsboro and he was the founder of the kindergarten vision screening program for Hillsboro City Schools.
He has been active in various community organizations over his career. He was President of the Hillsboro City School Board, served on the session and deacons at the First Presbyterian Church where he was a member for over 40 years, past president of the Hillsboro Lions Club, a member of the Hillsboro Elks, and of the Snow Hill Country Club. He was a board member for the Hospice of Hope and is currently on the Board of Directors for U.S. Bancorp.
He currently lives near Legendary Run golf course near Cincinnati with his wife of over 50 years, Maribeth. He has 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Dr. Williams is an avid golfer and a huge Ohio State fan. He also enjoys traveling in his spare time.
Dr. Ballard graduated from Valley View High School in Germantown, Ohio before beginning college at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, where he graduated with honors and earned an associate's of liberal arts and sciences. He then transferred to Wright State University, where he also graduated with honors and earned his bachelor's of science in clinical laboratory science.
Dr. Ballard then earned his doctorate of optometry from The Ohio State University, where he also graduated cum laude in 2011. He was a four-year member of the American Optometric Student Association and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. During his studies, he was also president of the Sports Vision Club, where he organized vision screenings of all varsity athletes at Wright State University and the University of Cincinnati. He is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.
He is active in various community organizations as well. He is a member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club and actively attends Good News Gathering church. He is on the committee for the Amazing Race of Highland County and for the Festival of the Bells 5K.
In his spare time he is an avid marathon runner and enjoys spending time with his wife, Alison, and son, Vincent.
Dr. Leah McConnaughey was born and raised here in Hillsboro, OH. Her parents are Terry and Sue McConnaughey. She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School Class of 1993. She went to The Ohio State University and pursued an undergraduate degree in Animal Science.
She was accepted into The Ohio State College of Optometry early and graduated with her doctorate of optometry in 2000. While a student she was a four-year member of the American Optometric Student Association, Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometry Fraternity. She is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.
After receiving her doctorate she returned to practice with Dr. Ralph E. Williams in 2000. She is an active member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ as well as the Elks' Ladies Golf Association. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, golfing, playing basketball, playing volleyball, and spending time with her son Ezra.
Lisa Archibald began her career in the ocular world by attending Columbus Technical Institute after high school graduation and has over 18 years experience in the optometric field. She graduated with an Associate's degree and an Optometric Technician's Certification. After graduation she worked at The Ohio State University in the Department of Ophthalmology for four years. She then relocated to Cincinnati and worked at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Ophthalmology for four years.
She started her career with our office in 1998 and worked here for about a year and a half before taking time away from work to raise her two daughters. She returned to our office in 2004 and was certified as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant in November 2011. She works up patients, runs our visual field machine, and helps in the optical dispensary and front desk.
She currently lives in Hillsboro with her husband, Tom, and two daughters, Emily and Rachael. In her time away from the office she enjoys playing the piano, reading, caring for her animals, and activities at her church.
Renee has lived in Hillsboro her entire life. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1995.
Renee Rammel started here in 2003 working at the front desk, filing charts, and running visual fields. It was quickly noticed that she has a knack for working in the optical dispensary and she was promoted to optical dispensary manager in 2005. She excels at selecting the best frame for each person and is very knowledgeable about all types of lens designs, lens coatings, and frames. She also is in charge of ordering all of our contact lenses.
She currently resides here in Hillsboro with her two daughters, Chloe and Heidi. She is active in the community with the Girl Scouts, Hillsboro Church of Christ, and helps with the Butler Springs Christian Camp women's retreat. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Stephanie Trubee started her career here in February 1997 when we were still just a single optometrist practice and has over 16 years experience working in our office. She worked with Dr. Williams at his old location 212 North High Street for 1 year, and then continued after we moved to 934 West Main Street, our current location.
She lives in Adams County with her husband, Tracy and their daughter, Autumn.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family.
934 West Main Street
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Monday thru Friday: 8am-5pm
Most Saturdays: 8am-11:30am
After hours: Call office for doctor on call