Our Doctors

Elise L. Beatty, O.D.

As an optometrist, Dr. Elise Beatty provides an extensive range of eye care services to her patients. Dr. Beatty performs complete eye examinations, which include specialties in: eye diseases, glasses, contact lenses, and family optometry.

Education and Training

Dr. Beatty graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry. Dr. Beatty also earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, and belongs to the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Beatty completed externships at Atwater and Community Eye Care Centers, Dayton Veterans Association Medical Center, Richmond Eye Center, and Eye Surgeons of Indiana. Dr. Beatty also completed a one year post-graduate residency in ocular disease with The Eye Center Group. Her areas of specialty include ocular diseases, glasses and contact lenses, and pre and post- operative surgical care.

Dr. Beatty is a member of the Indiana Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Services provided by Dr. Beatty:

  • Complete eye examinations
  • Treatment & monitoring of eye diseases
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Family optometry
  • Children’s eye care

Dr. Beatty sees patients at the Eye Center of Connersville, the Eye Center of Greenville and the Eye Center of Richmond.


Timothy J. Beatty, O.D.

As an optometrist, Dr. Timothy Beatty provides an extensive range of eye care services to his patients. Dr. Beatty performs complete eye examinations, which include specialties in glasses, contact lenses, eye diseases, and family optometry.

Education and Training

Dr. Beatty graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry. Dr. Beatty also earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington. Dr. Beatty graduated with high honors and received the Wesley Jessen Contact Lens Achievement Award. Dr. Beatty completed externships at the Atwater and Community Eye Care Centers, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Indianapolis Eye Care Center and Muncie Eye Center.

Dr. Beatty joined the Whitewater Eye Centers to provide specialized care to the Connersville community. Dr. Beatty is a member of the Indiana Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Services provided by Dr. Beatty:

  • Family optometry
  • Children’s eye care
  • Treatment of eye diseases
  • Complete eye examinations
  • Contact lens fittings

Dr. Beatty sees patients at the Eye Center of Connersville.


Judy D. Risch, O.D.

Dr. Risch provides non-surgical diagnostic and therapeutic care of the eye, including medical eye examinations, pre- and post-operative cataract care, treatment of minor eye injury, and the diagnosis and management of a variety of ocular diseases. Dr. Risch’s special area of expertise is glaucoma. Dr. Risch, a lifelong member of the Connersville community, dedicates her practice to providing compassionate care.

Education and Training

Dr. Risch earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor fraternity.

She completed clinical training at Veteran’s Administration Hospitals in Fort Wayne and Marion, Indiana, primarily working with the geriatric population. Additional clinical experience includes Walker Eye Clinic in Indianapolis and Indiana University Eye Clinic.

Dr. Risch is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Indiana Optometric Association, and has served as president of the Whitewater Valley Optometric Society.

Services provided by Dr. Risch:

  • Medical eye examinations
  • Glaucoma care
  • Post-operative care
  • Treatment of minor eye injuries
  • Treatment of acute and chronic eye disease

Dr. Risch sees patients at both the Eye Center of Richmond and the Eye Center of Connersville.


Emilie J. Jennings, O.D.

A member of the American Optometric Association, Dr. Jennings has held the position of Assistant Clinical Instructor at the Indiana University School of Optometry. She has also served on the Indiana University Sports Vision Screening Team and as a Special Olympics Vision Screening Volunteer.

Education and Training

Dr. Emilie Jennings earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Selling and Sales Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington.

Her training included several rigorous Externships at the Eye Center of Richmond, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and North Suburban Vision Care Specialists, where she was involved in the comprehensive treatment and management of various eye conditions and diseases.

Services provided by Dr. Jennings

  • Family optometry
  • Children’s eye care
  • Treatment of eye diseases
  • Complete eye examinations
  • Contact lens fittings

Dr. Jennings sees patients at the Eye Center of Connersville, Eye Center of Richmond and Eye Center of Greenville.


Brianna Keener, O.D.

Dr. Keener has enjoyed her return to her hometown of Connersville. Dr. Keener was part of the Eye Center of Connersville family years before she formally joined our medical staff in 2019. She worked as a technician in our office, before she began her years in optometry education and training.

Education and Training

Dr. Keener earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana in 2014. She earned her Doctorate in Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2019.

Dr. Keener began her externship training with the Atwater Eye Care Center in Bloomington focused on eye disease, pediatrics, contact lenses, and primary care. Most of her externship training was focused on primary eye care and low vision at Indianapolis Eye Care Center, North Suburban Vision Consultants in Deerfield, Illinois, and American Health Network Eye Specialists ophthalmology practice in Muncie. This training provided her valuable experience in primary eye care, contact lens fitting, eye care testing, management and treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma & macular degeneration, and optical dispensing. During her training, Dr. Keener served as Assistant Instructor with both Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye and Clinical Sciences at Indiana University School of Optometry as well as being a member of the Beta Kappa Sigma Optometric Honor Society.

Services provided by Dr. Keener:

  • Complete eye examinations
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Treatment of eye diseases

Dr. Keener sees patients at the Eye Center of Connersville and Eye Center of Richmond.


Joseph L. Moriarity, O.D.

As a native Hoosier, Dr. Moriarity is pleased to now be living in Richmond. He has enjoyed the many activities found in Wayne County and the surrounding areas of the Whitewater Valley of Indiana and Ohio. In his free time, Dr. Moriarity enjoys spending time along the Cardinal Greenway and at Glen Miller Park, as well as working out at local fitness centers. During his college years, he coached youth football, YMCA basketball, and served as a Sunday school teacher.

Education and Training

Dr. Joe Moriarity grew up in Martinsville, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in just three years. During his undergraduate studies, he completed an internship at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana in Bloomington. Dr. Moriarity earned the distinction of being a Kendrick Foundation Scholar, while he completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Indiana University School of Optometry.

Dr. Moriarity began his externship training with our practice at the Eye Center of Richmond. In our over twenty years of Indiana University School of Optometry externships, we have rarely had an extern receive so many compliments from our patients. Dr. Moriarity finished his externship training with rotations at Roudenbush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Atwater Eye Care in Bloomington, and Indianapolis Eye Care Center in Indianapolis. All of this provided him hands on experience in the treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma & macular degeneration, comprehensive eye care, post-surgical care, contact lens fits, and low vision rehabilitation.

Services provided by Dr. Moriarity:

  • Complete eye examinations
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Treatment of eye diseases

Dr. Moriarity sees patients at the Eye Center of Richmond and Eye Center of Greenville.

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