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 an additional office in Millersburg, 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.   



WEC Welcomes Ryan Chenevey, MD


WEC is pleased to welcome Ryan Chenevey, MD to our team of medical and surgical ophthalmologists. Dr. Chenevey grew up in northeast Ohio where he attended Smithville schools and graduated high school from Mansfield St. Peter’s. He then earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. From there he attended Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his Ophthalmology residency training at Wake Forest University’s Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he served as chief resident. He enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with his wife and daughter. His clinical interests include cataract surgery, medical retina, and glaucoma.


COVID-related changes at Wooster Eye Center


Like the rest of the world, we have had to make substantial changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what's happening at Wooster Eye Center:


We are scheduling appointments in the office, and our surgery center is open.  Given the backlog of patients who were rescheduled this spring, we are prioritizing patients with emergencies and medical eye problems.  If you are in need of a routine eye exam, your wait for an appointment may be longer than usual.  Also, we are not able to fit new contact lens patients at this time.  We can, however, continue to serve existing contact lens patients.  Our optical shop is open by appointment only, so if you need new glasses please be sure to mention that when you schedule your appointment.  We do require that you wear a mask in the office and that you come by yourself unless you need assistance or are a minor.  We also ask that you reschedule if you are sick with a fever or if you have had recent contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID.  If you have any questions about our new policies or procedures, then please call, and we will be happy to assist you. 


All of these changes are designed to protect our staff, who work closely with patients, as well as our patients, many of whom are elderly and have serious medical problems.  Thank you for your understanding, courtesy, and patience as we work through this challenging time together!


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.