The Physicians of Wooster Eye Center
The physicians and staff at the Wooster Eye Center are dedicated to providing the finest medical and surgical eye care available to the residents of Wayne and Holmes counties. All of the Wooster Eye Center physicians are board certified and experienced surgeons and clinicians. Our physicians were awarded the "Eye MDs of the Year" in 1999 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our ophthalmologists have included past and present presidents of the Ohio Ophthalmological Association and Ohio State Medical Association as well as the past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Thomas C. Fenzl, MD grew up in Western New York and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of
Medicine in New Orleans, where in his third year he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. After medical school, he completed two years of surgical training at the
University of Virginia and a three-year ophthalmology residency at The Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He served as chief resident in his last year of
training. He has been on the board of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society for twelve years and served as president from 1996-1998. He is presently an examiner for the American Board of
Ophthalmology. Dr. Fenzl and his wife have enjoyed raising three children in Wooster. He has a particular interest in cataract surgery, diabetic eye disease, and
Jeffrey W. Perkins, MD, joined Wooster Eye Center in 1997. He grew up in Westerville, Ohio, and graduated from Kenyon College, where he was an Academic
All-American. Before coming to Wooster, Dr. Perkins earned his medical degree and completed an ophthalmology residency at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr.
Perkins is an avid amateur photographer and enjoys running and swimming. He and his wife are the parents of three school-aged children. Dr. Perkins served as President of the
Ohio Ophthalmological Society in 2013, and he is currently a member of the Wooster Community Hospital Board of Directors. Cataract surgery, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and external disease of the
eye are his clinical interests.
A native of Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Miedel graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. He earned his medical degree with summa cum laude honors from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After medical school, Dr. Miedel completed a one-year internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center and a three-year ophthalmology residency at the Wills Eye Institute, generally regarded one of the country’s best eye hospitals. He served as chief resident in his final year of training. Dr. Miedel joined Wooster Eye Center in 2007. He has a particular interest in cataract and anterior segment surgery. He lives in Wooster with his wife and three children. He is a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville.
Dr. Steiner is a native of Wayne County. He earned his medical degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where he graduated in the top 10 of his class. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Summa Health System in Akron and then went on to complete fellowship training in inflammatory eye conditions at the University of Illinois in Chicago. After several years of private practice in the Akron area, Dr. Steiner joined Wooster Eye Center as a board certified ophthalmologist in 2016. His particular interests include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and inflammatory ocular disorders. He serves as a clinical instructor at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He lives in Marshallville with his wife and four children.
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.