Bruce L. Manning, O.D. & Associates

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Bruce L. Manning, O.D.

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Dr. Bruce L. Manning is a 1975 Wadsworth High School graduate. He received his optometric education at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1981 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. He established the practice in Wadsworth in May, 1982. (The office celebrated our 30th anniversary in May, 2012.) Dr. Manning has served many local organizations as president or chairman, including the Wadsworth Lions Club and the Wadsworth Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is active in his church and local youth sports programs. He has served the Ohio Optometric Association in many positions and attained the office of president in 2006. He was named "Optometrist of the Year" for the state of Ohio for 2013. He is currently serving on or has served on committees for the American Optometric Association. He also currently serves on the board of Summit Eyecare Network, the board of the Wadsworth Rittman Hospital Foundation, and the "But for Ohio State" development committee for The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  He lives in Wadsworth with his wife, Joanne, and has two sons, Justin and Steven. Justin is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and practices in Tacoma, Washington.  Steven is currently a student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  Dr. Manning practices full scope optometry offering primary eye care and eye examinations using state of the art technology.


Paul M. Schanz, O.D.

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Dr. Paul M. Schanz joined the practice in May, 2007. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Grove City College in 2001. He received both his Masters and Doctor of Optometry degrees from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2005. While at the college, Dr. Schanz was president of his optometry class for four years. He was awarded the Trustee Award for outstanding student leaders by the OSU Board of Trustees, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Award by the Ohio Optometric Association. He lives in Canal Fulton with his wife, Karen, and sons, Benjamen and Lukas. Dr. Schanz practices full scope optometry offering primary eye care and eye examinations using state of the art technology.


Nicholas King-Smith, O.D.

Dr. Nicholas C. King-Smith recently joined the practice in June, 2014. Born and raised in Wooster, OH, he is a northeast Ohio native and by default a sad (but proud) Browns fan. He graduated from Wooster High School in 2006 (a year in which Wadsworth High School defeated Wooster High School in the soccer state regional qualifying match…he has had a hard time getting over that, but is slowly coming around). Dr. King-Smith obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati graduating in May of 2010. He began his optometric education the following September at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and graduated in May of 2014. His is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and Epsilon Psi Epsilon professional fraternity. As the newest associate to the practice, he is most excited to be given the opportunity to serve the community and is thoroughly enjoying his time in Wadsworth thus far.


Front Office Staff

Maria, Stacy, and Carol


Technical Staff

Sally, Mikayla, and Kris