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Dr. Thomas Handel graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1987 at the age of 23. He was one of the youngest to graduate from the college.

After graduation he returned to Northeast Ohio. Dr. Handel purchased Arlington Eye Care in 1991. The growth of Arlington Eye Care led Dr. Handel to open The Handel Vision Clinic in Fairlawn.

Professionally, Dr. Handel prides himself on keeping up with technology that will enhance the eye exam experience for the patients and help the doctors evaluate your eyes accurately. He is a member of the Optometric Honor Society Beta Sigma Kappa, the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.

In addition to being an avid Buckeyes fan, Dr. Handel keeps busy by spending time with his wife, Krista and their 4 children. Every year Dr. Handel raises money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society by participating in the Buckeye Breakaway, a 150 mile bike ride.

Dr. Handel will be in Green on Mondays and Thursdays, and in Fairlawn on Tuesdays, and Friday mornings. He will be in Newton Falls on Wednesday.



Dr. Kenneth King earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston, Texas in 1992. Since that time he has worked in Texas, California and Ohio.

Professionally, he is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, American Academy of Orthokeratology, Myopia Control and participates in the Infant See program.

Dr. King returned to his Ohio roots and resides in the Portage Lakes area. He enjoys summers by relaxing on his boat and loves to travel in his spare time.

Dr. King is in our Fairlawn location Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and in Green on Fridays.



Dr. Ronald Nelson is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. After graduation he became a commissioned officer in the United States Navy until his retirement in 1994. He has been in private practice since that time.

Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. Dr. Nelson enjoys following the Buckeyes and spending time with family.

Dr. Nelson is in Green on Wednesdays, and in Fairlawn on Saturdays.



Dr. Caitlin Wise is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She attended Bowling Green State University for her undergraduate degree where she graduated with University and Biology departmental honors. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Mortar Board National College Senior Honors Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

While at Ohio State, Dr. Wise was an active member of Epsilon Psi Epsilon, a service fraternity that focuses on providing free eye care to those who cannot afford it and works closely with Pilot Eye Dogs, a company that provides guide dogs to patients in need.

During her final year at Ohio State, Dr. Wise completed a rotation at the Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina where she received training in detecting and treating glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other ocular diseases. She also worked as an intern at several optometric practices in Ohio, gaining experience and training in contact lenses, pediatric examinations and pre/post-operative treatment.

Dr. Wise is a northeast Ohio native, as she grew up in Wadsworth and now resides in Coventry. She enjoys Saturdays in the fall (O-H!) and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, boxing, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Wise is in Green on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and one Saturday a month, and she is in Fairlawn on Wednesdays.