A new name in vision care. A history of optometric expertise.

About Trillium Vision Care

Trillium Vision Care was founded in 2020, but our optometry expertise, as well as our roots in Central Ohio, go much deeper. As optometrists with extensive experience serving patients of all ages and eye care needs, we set out to create a new option in our region, providing friendly, convenient eye care backed by years of hard-earned knowledge and trusted insight.

Named after the large white trillium, the state wildflower of Ohio, Trillium Vision Care represents trusted service, expert optometric care, and access to the solutions your family needs to see well and live fully.

Our practices can currently be found in Newark, New Lexington and Zanesville, and our reach continues to grow as we add more practices under the Trillium name. But no matter which location you visit, you can count on friendly, informative service and customized eye care.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver exceptional eye care solutions in a fun, friendly, knowledgeable environment.

Our Values






Trusted Expertise





Dr. Douglas J. Ryen

Dr. Doug Ryen earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2000. He joined Pickerington Eye Care in 2001, where he continues to see patients. He purchased Newark Optometry in 2019 from his former classmates – Dr. Cheryl Wood Eckhardt and Dr. Kathy Wise – when they decided to begin the retirement process. He then purchased the New Lexington location from his colleague, Dr. Robert Dittoe.

Dr. Ryen’s wife, Kelly, is also an optometrist; she currently sees patients in Zanesville and had worked with Dr. Dittoe in the past. They have two daughters, Elin and Isla, who attend St. Francis Elementary in Newark.

Dr. Ryen is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and Ohio Optometric Association. Originally from Punxsutawney, PA, he graduated in 1996 from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He is an avid Nittany Lions, Steelers, and Buckeyes fan, and enjoys playing golf.