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Doctors & Staff

At North Ridgeville Eye Care, it’s important to us that we treat patients like family. Our eye doctors will take the time to get to know you and explain exactly what is going on with your eyes.

Each doctor performs more than 25 hoursĀ of continuing education hours and surgical observation each year, constantly staying ahead of the field with information on the latest technology, medical treatment, and eye care advancements.


Carol Novak, O.D.

Dr. Novak earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton. She went on to receive her Optometry degree from Ohio State University. Dr. Novak participates with the Vision USA program, as well as the Lions Club, to provide eye care to people in need. She also serves as a Eucharistic Minister and sacristan at her parish. She has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce and has been an active member for many years. Dr. Novak also belongs to the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. She is a RealEyes presenter in the schools and has provided school vision screenings. In the 2013-2014 school year, Dr. Novak was the leading RealEyes presenter in the whole state of Ohio. In 2020, she reached the elite status of educating over 10,000 students.

Dr. Novak’s work as a Realeyes Presenter

Dr. John Novak, OD

Dr. John Novak grew up in the Cleveland area, graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2001 and is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Novak completed a hospital-based residency at the Cleveland Wade Park Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2005-2006. He gained additional experience with the U.S. Public Health Service working on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. Dr. Novak participated in the Student Volunteers for Optometric Services to Humanity with a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2004, providing eye exams to those in need. He travels to El Salvador annually in humanitarian efforts and is on the board for Eye Care International as well as the Avon Lions Club. Dr. Novak attends as many Cleveland and OSU sporting events as time allows. He plays soccer and stays active in the community and his local church.


Dr. Brooke Bader, OD

Dr. Brooke Bader grew up in Elyria and is in the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame. She is a 2001 graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a 4-year letter winner in volleyball; and is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Bader completed medical rotations at the Aran Eye Institute in Miami, FL, where she worked at several ophthalmology offices in different specialties. She has also participated in SVOSH with a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2004, providing eye exams to those in need. Dr. Bader volunteers throughout the year with the Ohio Optometric Association Real Eyes program going to local schools, teaching students about eye care. Dr. Bader resides in Avon, with her husband, who works and coaches in the local schools, and their four children, continuing to coach volleyball as well.


Dr. Jennifer McNamara, ODDr. McNamara pictured on a sunny day

Dr. Jennifer McNamara is originally from Avon Lake, and graduated from OSU with her undergraduate degree in 2005 and Doctor of Optometry in 2009. She is highly experienced in pediatrics and specialty contact lens fittings, previously working with the Cleveland Clinic and NOMS Healthcare. Dr. McNamara is also on the Eye Care International Board and travels and volunteers annually to El Salvador. She has been racing triathlons since 2014, completing 3 Ironman competitions. She spends time with her family and friends and dog, Jax, while remaining heavily involved in the local Avon Lions Club.


Our Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make North Ridgeville Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in North Ridgeville (and the entire Cleveland area). Our office would be nothing without these talented and dedicated staff members.


Michelle Riggs, Optician


Sheri Serrau, Technician/Patient Relations


Sharon Firestone, Optician


Sally Bestor, Optical/Eyewear Consultant


Alex Conner, Technician


Tonya Walker, Optician