Notable Alumnus


Terry Daniel, OD
Class of 1970

After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Dr. Terry Daniel and his wife, Dr. Shirley Daniel, accepted clinical faculty positions at the College. In 1972, they opened a practice in Berea, Ohio and enjoyed practice together until Shirley’s passing in 2006. Their daughter, Dr. Jennifer Engle, and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Engle, joined the practice in 2005.

Dr. Daniel has been involved in Vision Service Plan (VSP) governance since joining its board of trustees in the early 1980s. He was Chairman of the VSP Board in 1983 and later chaired the Northeast VSP (seven states). In 1984, Dr Daniel also became a staff optometrist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and still works at the VA taking care of veterans and training optometry residents and externs. He currently holds adjunct faculty appointments at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, the Illinois College of Optometry, and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr Daniel is also the proud father of twin sons. Dr. William Daniel worked for Indian Health Services for six years and currently is the staff optometrist at the New Philadelphia VA Clinic. Will’s twin, Dr. Terry L. Daniel, is a periodontist practicing in Columbus, who also holds a faculty position at Ohio State’s College of Dentistry.

When not working, Dr. Daniel enjoys time with his grandchildren, Emmy, Chase, and Ella, at his summer home on Middle Bass Island.



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