About Us

Meet

Christie R Mize, OD

Dr Christie Mize joined the practice in 1994 upon her graduation from Southern College of Optometry with honors.  She is also a West Virginia native, growing up in Parkersburg, WV where she is a 1986 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. She attended Marshall University where she met Dr Ben and also went to Memphis to attend optometry school. While at SCO she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa and received an award for Outstanding Senior Clinician.   

Dr Christie is a member of the AOA, West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and is an InfantSee provider.  Her professional interests include primary eye care, ocular disease and contact lenses.   

In her spare time, Dr Christie enjoys family time, reading and exercising. She and Dr Ben have been married since 1990 and have three children- Jesse, Cari and Joshua.

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J. Ben Mize, OD

Dr Ben Mize has been practicing optometry since 1993 when he graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  Dr Ben moved to Ravenswood after graduation and bought Dr Charles Kelly’s optometric practice.  He was born and raised in Belle, WV where he is a 1985 graduate of DuPont High School and attended Marshall University before being accepted into optometry school.  

Dr Ben has been on mission trips to Nicaragua and Mexico, has been a Lion’s Club member, and is on the local school board.  He has participated in legislative trips with the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and is currently a trustee. He is also a member of the AOA, WVAOP and an InfantSee provider.  His professional interests include primary eye care, pediatric optometry, ocular disease and dry eye treatment and management.

In his spare time, Dr Ben enjoys spending time with family, sports, traveling and trying new foods.

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Jesse L Mize, OD

Dr Jesse Mize joined the practice in 2020 upon his graduation from Illinois College of Optometry.  He has recently completed externships in San Diego, Chicago, Cincinnati and the Hershel Woody Williams VAMC in Huntington, WV. He is originally from Ravenswood, WV and is a 2013 graduate of Ravenswood High School. He attended Marshall University following high school until his acceptance into optometry school where he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa and graduated with honors.

Dr Jesse is a member of the AOA and the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians. His professional interests include primary eye care, contact lenses, ocular disease and dry eye treatment and management.

In his spare time Dr Jesse enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Team

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Brianna

Office Manager / Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

Brianna has been with the practice for 15 years. She was hired as the receptionist and was promoted to office manager within 2 years. As one of Ravenswood Eyecare’s office managers she is responsible for all office policies and procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in our busy practice. Bri is a recent graduate of Essilor’s Management Course and is the 2020 WVOAP Para-Optometric of the Year and the 2020 Para-Optometric of the South. She has been on two medical mission trips to Mexico with Dr Ben and other staff members.

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Virginia

Office Manager

Virginia started with the practice the first day it opened, September 20, 1993. She is well known to our patients and is often asked for by name. She has worked in all areas of the office and currently works at the reception desk and in the optical. As one of Ravenswood Eyecare’s office mangers she is responsible for insurance credentialing and is involved in front desk and optical staff training. Virginia recently became a grandma (Meemaw) and spends her days off with Caiden.

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Tonya and Drema

Eyewear Specialists

Our eyewear specialists are here to help you find the perfect frame. From selecting the best shape, style and color to taking measurements and making final adjustments, they are here to help you look and see your very best.

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Bri, Sierra and Virginia

Office Receptionists

When you call or visit Ravenswood Eyecare you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists. Helping people get the most out of their vision care experience is important to us and we want to make you feel comfortable trusting us with your eye care needs.

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Gena, Aspen, Brooke, Caylee, Brittany and Amber

Ophthalmic Technicians

Our technicians are vital in helping the doctors care for our patients. They perform all the pretesting and update the patients’ chart, perform special testing and even help in the exam room by entering information into the charts so our doctors can spend more face-to-face time with you.

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