Sunrise Vision Clinic

Zanesville, Ohio

Eye care for the entire family.

Our Doctors



Ronald W. Downing, O.D.

Dr. Downing was born and raised in Muskingum County.  He graduated from Chandlersville High School in 1957.  He then attended and graduated from the Ohio State University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in secondary education.  Upon graduation, he taught 9th grade science and math in Columbus, Ohio. He then returned to Ohio State and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1969.

Dr. Downing started his first optometry practice, Park Avenue Vision Clinic, in Mansfield, Ohio in 1969. After 14 years of practice in Mansfield, he returned to Zanesville, Ohio. He then opened Sunrise Vision Clinic in 1983, Morgan Vision Clinic in McConnelsville, Ohio in 1985, and Tri-Valley Vision Clinic in Dresden, Ohio in 1986. He currently practices full time between his office in Zanesville and his one in McConnelsville.

He resides on a farm on State Route 60 between Zanesville and McConnelsville with his wife, Cindy Downing. He has 4 grown children, Dan, David, Elizabeth, and Jamie and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, tractor pulling, river boating and traveling.

Dr. Downing is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He is a past member of the Mansfield Lions Club, Toastmasters Club, and served on the Mansfield Board of Education. He also served on the Morgan County Board of Education. Dr. Downing is currently a Mason and member of the Valley Lodge in Malta, Ohio, as well as the Morgan County Shrine Club. Dr. Downing and Cindy also attend church in McConnelsville, Ohio.

Sarah R. Scalley, O.D.

Dr. Scalley grew up in a small town on the Ohio River called Toronto. She graduated from Toronto High School in 2002 as Valedictorian of her class. She went on to attend Otterbein College, a small liberal arts school in Westerville Ohio, just outside of Columbus. She graduated from Otterbein with honors in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Life Science. She then went on to study optometry at Ohio State University and received her Doctor of Optometry Degree in June 2011. Dr. Scalley joined Sunrise Vision Clinic in July 2011.

Dr. Scalley is currently welcoming patients of all ages. She works with patients who have glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and keratoconus, as well as many other eye conditions. She also enjoys fitting patients into different types of contact lenses, including those for astigmatism and for patients who need bifocals.

Dr. Scalley just moved to the Zanesville area in July of 2012 after living in the Columbus area for nine years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, knitting, traveling, and playing with her dog, Tucker, the Boston Terrier.

Dr. Scalley is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She belonged to the Theta Nu sorority at Otterbein as well as the Epsilon Psi Epsilon fraternity at Ohio State.

Ashley R. Shields, O.D.

Dr. Shields, formerly Ashley Lynn, is a 2001 graduate from West Muskingum High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition from The Ohio State University. She then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where is earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2012.

Dr. Shields completed several interships including those at the Nova Eye Care Clinic in advanced diseases, contact lenses, pediatrics, and primary eye care. She also completed two externships with the Groups of Ophthalmologists at Fort Launderdale Eye Institute and Eye Centers of South Florida. She joined Sunrise Vision Clinic in August 2012 and is now excepting new patients.

Dr. Shields currently resides locally here in the Muskingum area. She recently married her high school sweetheart Jody Shields this past fall. Dr. Shields enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, traveling and watching movies.

Dr. Shields is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

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Hours & Location

Sunrise Vision Clinic

1805 Maple Ave.

Zanesville, OH 43701

(740) 453-1611