Bruce L. Manning, O.D.
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.
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.
Dr. Manning 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 is currently an optometrist in Colorado Springs, CO. Steven is also a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and is currently a fellow at the college. Dr. Manning practices full scope optometry offering primary eye care and eye examinations using state of the art technology.
Christopher M. Brendel, O.D., M.S.
Dr. Christopher Brendel joined Bruce Manning & Associates in July 2016. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Dr. Brendel is a graduate of The University of Akron receiving both his Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Biology. Dr. Brendel went on to continue his education at The Ohio State University and is a 2014 graduate of the College of Optometry. He is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Brendel is a diehard Cleveland sports fan and proud supporter of UA and OSU athletics.
Dr. Brendel currently resides in Medina with his wife, Katelin and son Christopher, who they welcomed into the world in September 2016.
In his free time Dr. Brendel likes to travel, bike the towpath, play tennis and spend time with family and friends. Dr. Brendel practices full scope optometry offering primary eye care and eye examinations using state of the art technology. Dr. Brendel is thrilled to be joining Dr. Manning's practice and looks forward to becoming involved in the Wadsworth community.