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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Tipp Eye Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Tipp City.


Andrew L. Davidson, O.D.

Andrew L. Davidson, O.D. is a graduate of Tippecanoe High School. Dr. Davidson studied pre-optometry at The Ohio State University and ultimately received a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1977. He returned to Tipp City in 1980 and established an independent private practice of optometry. In 1995 he and James R. Ranft, O.D., formed the Tipp Eye Center, Inc. Dr. Davidson practices family optometry with special interests in contact lenses, shooting sports vision and geriatric eye care.

Dr. Davidson has been active in the Tipp City community having served on the Tipp City Library Board of Trustees and the Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors serving as President in 1983. He also served six years on the Board of Directors of the Ohio State Trapshooting Association serving as President in 1996. He is an active supporter of the Tipp City School system having served as Chairman of the Tipp City Educational Endowment. Dr. Davidson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tippecanoe S.T.E.A.M. Boosters, an organization boosting STEM studies in the Tipp City school system. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of Monroe Federal Savings and Loan. He was chosen the Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2010.

Dr. Davidson resides in Tipp City with his wife Connie and has three adult children, Cora & Lee Davidson and stepson, Michael Moore. His recreational interests include basketball, trapshooting and hunting.


James R. Ranft, O.D., M.S.

Dr. Ranft joined the practice in 1989. A life long resident of the Miami Valley, after graduating from Fairborn Baker High School in 1981, Dr. Ranft graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University, with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. In 1989, he graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with dual degrees, his Doctor of Optometry and a Master’s degree in corneal physiology. Dr. Ranft’s research on oxygen permeability of rigid contact lenses was published in the Contact Lens Spectrum, and was presented to the American Academy of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association, and the Miami Valley Society of Optometrists. Dr. Ranft has served as the president of Tipp City Rotary, Tipp-Monroe Optimists and the Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce. He is Vice President and Chairman of the Distribution Committee for   Tipp City Foundation.

Dr. Ranft and his wife Noel, live in Tipp City with their rescue dog Rosie.  They have three adult children, all graduates of Tippecanoe High School.  In his spare time he enjoys running in local charity 5Ks, half marathons and in 2017 completed the Columbus Marathon.


Tipp Eye Center, Inc. Staff

The professionals of the Tipp Eye Center, Inc. are ready to assist patients in all facets of their optometric needs. Our caring staff brings experience and a commitment to providing the highest quality of vision care and optical products.