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.
Dr. Fenzl Retires After 37 Years of Practice
This July Thomas C Fenzl, MD retired after 37 years at Wooster Eye Center. He was recognized at the office for his tremendous care for Wayne and Holmes County patients over the years. We join our patients in thanking Dr. Fenzl for his lasting contributions to the Eye Center, and we wish him all the very best in retirement!
COVID-related changes at Wooster Eye Center
AT WEC, we take the safety of our patients and staff seriously, so like the rest of the world, we have had to make substantial changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding, courtesy, and patience as we work through this challenging time together!
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 need 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.
Once in the office, you will notice many COVID-related changes, including the following: modified patient scheduling to minimize people in the waiting areas, transparent barriers at the reception counter, COVID questionnaires for every patient, temperature checks for anyone entering beyond the waiting room. Some of our changes, however, may not be as noticeable, such as enhanced cleaning protocols for exam rooms between each and every patient and additional slit lamp barriers between patients and doctors. And yes, all of our staff are required to wear masks.
Our goal is to reduce COVID risk for everyone in the office, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and your patience!