Here at Columbus EyeCare Associates, we are proud to serve Columbus, OH . Our team of professionals is dedicated to giving our patients the highest quality of optometry care. We offer a full range of optometry services so all of your family’s needs are met under one roof.

Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.

If you are looking to brighten and enhance your vision, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (614) 459-0600!


Dr. Patrick Dollenmayer

Dr. Patrick Dollenmayer joined Dr. Smiley in the practice of Optometry in the summer of 1991. Dr. Dollenmayer grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, and graduated from St. Charles Preparatory High School before proceeding to The Ohio State University for both his undergraduate studies and doctorate degree. Dr. Dollenmayer is elated that the prestigious College of Optometry at The Ohio State University was practically in his “own backyard.”

Dr. Dollenmayer is a proud member of the American and Ohio Optometric Associations and has been involved in training tomorrow’s optometrists as a clinical instructor for the Ohio State College of Optometry. He is the “family” Optometrist and accepts patients from infants to seniors. Dr. Dollenmayer was also recently recognized by the OSU College of Optometry as a notable alumnus.

Dr. Dollenmayer enjoys playing his guitar and singing at various venues in the area, as well as travelling with his all-optometric band, providing entertainment for national optometric education meetings. He also enjoys cooking for his friends, his wife Sherry and their 4 children.

Dr. Jill Danker

Dr. Jill Danker joined Columbus Eyecare Associates in April of 2021, upon Dr. Smiley’s retirement. Dr. Danker received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 2015 and her Dr. of Optometry from the OSU College of Optometry in 2020. Dr. Danker was the recipient of the Advanced Ocular Care Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Danker is affiliated with the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.

Dr. Danker is a 2010 graduate of Olentangy Liberty High School, and an avid Buckeye fan and a four year member of The O.S.U. Marching Band (T.B.D.I.T.L.), where she played trumpet.

Dr. Danker is accepting patients of all ages, and looks forward to being your family’s Optometrist.

Dr. Ted Smiley

Dr. Ted Smiley is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Miami University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry, completing his training in 1975. He completed a residency in Binocular Vision at the same institution.

Dr. Smiley, after 45 years of service has retired from Optometry, and looks forward to travelling with his wife, and spending lots of time with his grandchildren.


Beth began her career in the optometric field in 1985 after moving from Sugarcreek, Ohio. She has been working for the doctors and patients of Columbus Eyecare Associates since 1988. With her extended relationships with the patients of Columbus Eyecare Associates, she has become the “face” of the office, as she has always been at the front desk to help with all patient inquiries. Beth is the go-to person for all questions regarding the complex world of vision and medical insurance benefits, and coverage options.Beth enjoys reading, listening to music, and making trips back to Sugarcreek to see her family and rediscover old favorite unique snack foods from the area. ​


Terrie is from Columbus and brings to Columbus Eyecare over 30 years of optical experience. Terrie received her Ohio Spectacle Dispensing License in 1997. She enjoys working with the entire optical team, including the doctors, techs and lab specialists to assure that the highest quality of care and service is delivered to the patients.

Terrie enjoys spending time with her husband and their cats, Jenny and Sammy. Terrie is an avid reader and likes to spend time outdoors.


Jennifer came to Columbus Eyecare from Denver, Colorado, in 2008. Her background includes experience in medical billing and insurance, but she really enjoys working as an ophthalmic tech for Columbus Eyecare.

Jennifer spends time outside of the office with family and friends, riding her motorcycle and perfecting her photography. She also attends Columbus State College, where she is currently pursuing a nursing career.