Attending both Ohio University and The Ohio State University, Dr. Schlegel earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiological Optics. In 1976 he received his Doctorate from The Ohio State University’s College of Optometry. He is certified from the Ohio State Board of Optometry in diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals. Work experience in private practice, lasik refractive centers, and large multi- disciplinary clinics allow Dr. Schlegel to bring a broad and informed perspective to patient care. His special recognitions include the Ohio Permanente ‘Super Service Award’ as well as receiving the highest patient satisfaction score within his department. He was appointed to the 'lead position' in the optometry division. Dr. Schlegel is a member of the American and Ohio Optometric Associations.Dr. Schlegel was raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has three siblings and a large extended family. He and his wife Bonnie have been married and have lived in Berea since 1977. They are active in their church and community youth groups. Over the years they have hosted several foreign exchange students from Japan, Germany, Turkey, and Thailand. They have two adult children. Their daughter, Caitland, and her husband live in the quaint town of Franklin, TN, a suburb of Nashville. Their son, Ty and his wife make the Austin, Texas their home. Dr. Schlegel has many interests beyond eyecare. You may find him out on Lake Erie as he continues to work on his windsurfing skills. When the wind dies, the door is opened for a round of golf. Take cover everyone! Dr. Schlegel also enjoys snow skiing.
Having been eyeglass/contact lens wearers since childhood, Dr. Schlegel and Bonnie have enjoyed the excellent results from lasik surgery performed in 1998. Dr. Schlegel looks forward to serving patients as a member of the Skyvision team.