A Tradition of Excellence

For over 50 years, the Wooster Eye Center has been dedicated to providing the finest medical, surgical, and routine eye care available.  Our ophthalmologists strive to combine the finest medical and surgical skills with a caring attitude toward each patient. The Wooster Office offers a state-of-the-art Surgery Center as well as complete glasses and contact lens services.  With additional offices in Millersburg and Orrville, the Wooster Eye Center is also conveniently located for our Ashland, Medina and Massillon patients. Outstanding eye care is close to home at the Wooster Eye Center.   

Wooster Eye Center Welcomes Dr. Steiner

Scott R. Steiner, MD

The Wooster Eye Center is proud to introduce the newest member of our team.  Dr. Scott Steiner is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joins us after working several years at a well-respected private practice in the Akron area.   While Dr. Steiner provides comprehensive ophthalmic care like our other physicians, he also has a special interest and fellowship training in inflammatory ocular disorders.  Dr. Steiner begins seeing new and established patients January 4, 2016.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Steiner as he continues Wooster Eye Center's tradition of excellence!



Dr. Thomas Eyes Retirement

John W. Thomas, MD


After 35 years at Wooster Eye Center, John W. Thomas, MD, retired at the end of 2015.  Dr. Thomas came to Wooster in 1980 after serving in the US Public Health Service in Gallup, New Mexico.  His career boasts many highlights, including teaching appointments at academic centers, twenty medical trips to Honduras with CAMO, and election as president of the Ohio State Medical Association.  We congratulate Dr. Thomas on a wonderful career, and we thank him for his outstanding service to patients of Wayne and Holmes Counties and for his many contributions to Wooster Eye Center.  All of us wish Dr. Thomas and his wife, Judy, the very best in retirement.

Secure Messaging Continues!


Have a question about your last exam?  Need a prescription refill? Then secure messaging is for you.


Through the patient portal, you can now send a secure message to your doctor's medical staff.  You can ask non-urgent medical questions, update your doctor about your eye condition, make medication refill requests, and ask for a copy of your glasses prescription. It's as easy as sending an email!  Just click Secure Messaging Directions and follow the instructions to get started.  We're waiting to hear from you! 





Patient Online Access to Wooster Eye Center

Wooster Eye Center has been using one of the most sophisticated electronic medical record systems in ophthalmology for the last two years.  We have expanded on that technology by creating an online portal that allows patients convenient access to portions of our practice from their computer or smartphone.   Here's what patients can do through the Patient Portal:


                                       Access registration materials              

                                       Request refills on medications and contact lenses

                                       View a Clinical Summary of the last exam

                                       See a Patient Health Information summary of all eye exams

                                       Ask our doctors a non-urgent medical question

                                       Pay bills via credit card 


These innovations are just another part of our commitment to providing the most modern eye care experience available.  Just click on the blue Patient Portal icon to get started.


Note:  Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers offer patients the best experience on the Patient Portal.


Have questions about cataract surgery?  Want to know the latest on macular degeneration?  Check out eyeSmart.


You can find answers to these questions and more by clicking the blue and green eyeSmart icon.  This comprehensive site provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides up-to-date information regarding common eye disorders and treatments. The link includes helpful tips for protecting your eyes during sports and other activities as well as information about glasses and contact lenses.  Get smart about eye health with eyeSmart!