Our Doctors


Dr. Thomas A. Stout, OD, FAAO

Dr. Stout is a native West Virginian, born in Clarksburg and raised in Bridgeport. He attended West Virginia University, receiving his baccalaureate degree in chemistry, and graduating summa cum laude. Granted early admission to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Dr Stout received his Doctorate in 1980. He also completed a specialty internship in ocular disease at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, WV.

Opening his Morgantown office in 1980, Dr Stout provides primary eye care, ocular disease treatment, pediatric vision care and contact lens prescribing. He lectures nationally on ocular surface diseases, such as allergy and dry eye treatment. As a consultant for Bausch & Lomb, Dr Stout lectures on advances in contact lens designs to his colleagues. He also serves on the optometric consulting panel for several pharmaceutical companies, and is a member of a national practice management consulting group.

He has been an invited speaker at such national forums as the American Optometric Association, Southern Educational Conference, and Vision Expo International. Dr Stout has been appointed to adjunct faculty status at the WVU School of Pharmacy, where he lectures on contact lens care and ocular disease medications.

Professional Focus

  • Private Practice
  • Adjunct Faculty, W.V.U. School of Pharmacy
  • Lecturer, Author, Ocular Inflammation, Therapeutics


  • Baccalaureate, West Virginia University
  • Doctorate, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • Candidate, Distinguished Fellow in Primary Care
  • Certified, Advanced Ocular Therapeutics, Marshall University School of Medicine

Email: thomasastout@comcast.net



Dr. Erica L. Mancini, OD

Dr. Mancini is originally from Steubenville, Ohio. She attended West Liberty State College, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2002, graduating summa cum laude. She attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, receiving her doctorate in 2007.

After graduation, Dr. Mancini completed a year residency , in ocular disease at the Huntington VA Medical Center, in Huntington, WV.  The residency had a special emphasis in diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.  She also had the opportunity to work with other specialties in a hospital setting, including primary care, internal medicine, cardiology, and surgery.

She is a member of the West Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Professional Focus

  • Private Practice
  • Ocular Disease Residency, Huntington VAMC


  • Baccalaureate, West Liberty State College
  • Doctorate, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Email: elowen@comcast.net



Dr. Dona Wratchford, OD

Dr. Dona Wratchford’s true passion is children. She focuses her practice on pediatrics and binocular vision including children with special needs. Through specialized testing and vision therapy she is able to diagnose and treat various issues with the binocular and perceptual pathways of the visual system. One in four children has vision problems. Many of these issues can be detrimental to a child learning. For the past eleven years she has been working closely with her community school system to detect and treat children whom may have been otherwise looked over in a school screening.

Dr. Wratchford was born and raised in West Virginia. She is a West Virginia University alumnus and graduated from Nova South Eastern University College of Optometry in 2005. She worked in Indian Health service for a year and focused on ocular disease and aid for the indigenous people. After graduation she joined a private practice in Oklahoma, where she became well known for her work with special needs children and those with learning disabilities. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and also the College of Visual Development.

In June of 2014 Dr. Wratchford and her family including her young son returned to West Virginia to be closer to family. She enjoys spending time hiking, snow skiing, and camping with her family in the beautiful mountain state. She is also a skater for the Morgantown Roller Vixens. Dr. Wratchford has been playing Rollerderby for the past five years and greatly enjoys the comradery and charity work that comes with being part of a team.

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