Thomas M. Chester, O.D., F.A.A.O

Dr. Thomas F. Chester

Interesting Facts About Dr. Chester

Over the past few years, Dr. Chester has dedicated much of his time to leadership and the community, ophthalmic research and continuing education among his peers.

In his spare time, Dr. Chester enjoys soccer, gardening and spending time with his wife, children and church family.


  • Glaucoma & Dry Eye
  • Dry Eye & Patient Management
  • Cataract Patient Management
  • Wavefront Technology Meets Cataract Surgery
  • Identifying the Ideal LASIK Candidate, Wavefront Technology Seminar


  • Mount Vernon Nazarene College
  • Mount Vernon, Ohio, 1992
  • The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, Ohio,
  • Doctor of Optometry, 1996


  • President, OSU College of Optometry Class of 1996
  • President, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, 1993-1995
  • Wesley-Jessen Academic Excellence Award, 1996
  • Bausch & Lomb Practice Initiation Award, 1996

Optometric Residency

  • Cleveland Eye Clinic
  • Cleveland, Ohio 1996 – 1997

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • American Optometric Association, 1993
  • Ohio Optometric Association, 1993
  • Society for Excellence in EyeCare, 2001
  • Ohio Diabetes Task Force, 2002
  • Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, 1992
  • Optometric Refractive Surgery Society, 1996
  • American Optometric Association (Contact Lens Section), 1993 – 1996

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