Notable Alumnus


Tony Fenton, OD
Class of 1989




Shortly after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1989, Dr. Fenton joined a private practice in Dayton, Ohio, Vision Makers, where he is part owner of a group practice. He practices primary care optometry including contact lenses and disease evaluation and treatment. He also practices part-time at the ophthalmology office of Drs. Brian Stahl and James Knowles, where he co-manages cataract, refractive laser, and ocular disease patients.

Dr. Fenton has participated in Prevent Blindness Ohio for the past 20 years where he donates over 200 eye examinations a year. He has served on the board of Prevent Blindness Ohio for several years and is currently the chairman of the Dayton chapter. Dr. Fenton's practice donates a ton (!) of food each year to the Dayton Food Bank and also is the largest donor of glasses to the Lions Club of Montgomery County.

Dr. Fenton and his wife of 20 years, Jeni, have a son, Aaron, and two daughters, Ryan and Riley. His hobbies include a family-inspired love for music; he plays the guitar and drums. He has played in the all-optometrist band, Bad Habits - The Eye Docs of Rock, since his college days in 1987. He enjoys playing at optometry conventions across the country, providing him the opportunity to travel, play music, and connect with friends and colleagues.

He writes, “But for the opportunities offered by THE Ohio State University, my work in the profession of optometry and my love of music may not have ever happened. Go Bucks!”



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