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Eye Doctors in Franklin, OH & Wilmington, OH

Your eye doctors understand how the eye truly functions, as well as understanding how diseases and conditions can affect your vision. Many eye disorders do not have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors in Franklin, Dayton and Wilmington, OH know how your age and any risk factors you may have can affect your vision over time. They also understand the ways in which corrective lenses, including eyeglasses and contacts, can benefits you over time.  

Our optometrists at Ohio Eye Doctors, LLC always have the time to explain the results of your eye examination, offer you options and listen to your eye care concerns. Maintaining good eye health is a partnership, and we strongly encourage you to ask all of your questions and share your health information with us. Your health history could be crucial to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision issues.

Meet our doctors:


Dr. Weston R. Mangold

Dr. Weston R. Mangold is from the Miami Valley area and has practiced almost 25 years in his hometown. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and microbiology form Bowling Green State University in 1985 and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University in 1989. 

He, along with his partner Dr. Steve Wheeler, manage 7 different successful vision centers throughout southwest Ohio. 
Dr. Mangold is therapeutically certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease since 1989. He also specializes in complete family eye care, all types of contact lens fittings, as well as cataract and lasik co-management and consultations. He is licensed in the State of Ohio and Georgia and is also able to speak and conduct exams in Spanish. 
In his leisure time he enjoys traveling, swimming, fishing, and is an advanced PADI certified scuba diver. He is also a big follower of Ohio State football. Go Bucks!
Dr. Mangold is currently accepting new patients at the Wal-Mart vision center in Franklin, Ohio.



Dr. Steve Wheeler

A lifelong resident of the Dayton area, Dr. Wheeler attended Wright State University and graduated with honors from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1971. After serving as an Air Force optometrist for 3 years, he returned to Ohio and practiced in Greene county for over 30 years. Finding retirement unsatisfying, he, along with his partner , Dr. Weston Mangold, founded Ohio Eye Doctors and currently operate 7 optometry practices in southwest Ohio. Dr. Wheeler is a former "Outstanding Young Optometrist of the Year in Ohio" and was a clinical investigator for the FDA ,regarding the original soft lens for astigmatism.His professional interests lie in the area of specialty contact lenses and treatment of dry eyes, and he is licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the external eye.

In his spare time, he enjoys golf, traveling,sci-fi movies and, of course, Ohio State Football and the Cincinnati Reds He and his wife Joan also love visiting and spoiling their 6 grandchildren.

Dr. Wheeler is currently accepting new patients at the Wal-Mart vision centers in Franklin, Dayton, and Wilmington, Ohio.


Dr. Heather Dolasinski

Heather Dolasinski graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington IN. Heather enjoys working with children of all ages and tackling binocular vision difficulties with patients. She has been in practice since June of 2013. Heather grew up in central California in the small town of Visalia. Since she started wearing glasses at the age of two, Heather was naturally drawn toward the field of optometry and balanced optometry and music during her undergraduate studies at IU. Heather still enjoys playing her cello and is looking forward to playing in community orchestras again. Heather currently lives in Miamisburg, OH with her husband and two cats. 

Dr. Dolanski is currently accepting new patients at the Wal-Mart vision centers in Franklin, Dayton, and Wilmington, Ohio.

Dr. Ken Gilfillan

Dr. Kenneth Gilfillan joined the Wilmington Wal-Mart vision center in 2006. Prior to that, he had a private practice in Bellbrook for 32 years.He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, in 1968 with a BS degree in Zoology. He then earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Ohio State University College of Optometry.He is a member of the American Optometric Association and also the Ohio Optometric Association. 
Dr. Gilfillan states, "My primary mission is to provide quality eye care with care and compassion to each of my patients."

He and his wife enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and cycling. 
Dr. Gilfillan is currently accepting new patients at the Wal-Mart vision center in Wilmington, Ohio.



Dr. Dean Wells

Dr.Dean Wells has a Bachelor of Science in Optometry and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Wells specializes in the the general practice of Optometry with extensive training in treatment of eye diseases. He has assisted in establishing the Eye Clinic at the Good Neighbor House in Dayton and serves on the Springfield Township Board of Trustees in Clark County. 
Dr. Wells resides in Springfield with his wife, Dene. They are the proud parents of one son, three daughters and four grandchildren. He is active in the Greater Dayton Emmaus Community and is the Head Elder in his church.
Dr. Wells is currently accepting new patients in the Wal-Mart vision center at York Commons in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Dennis Roark

Dr. Roark graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1970. He is a Past President of the Ohio Optometric Association and served for ten years on the State Board of Optometry of Ohio. Following two years active duty in the Army he was in private practice in Springfield for 42 years.

He and his wife are active in their church and community and is a Deacon at the Covenant Presbyterian Church. Dr. Roark is also currently involved with the United Way, Kiwanis, the Polo Club, the University Club, Clark State Community College Circle of Friends and Foundation Boards. He also understands the importance of donating blood and was certified a “21gallon blood donor.”

He and his wife Margaret have four children and four grandchildren. Dr. Roark enjoys reading, golfing, traveling, grandparenting, and reading with first graders every week.
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