2155 Allentown Rd., Lima, OH 45805



2155 Allentown Rd., Lima, OH 45805


Eye Care Choices and Expert Guidance to Help You See the World...And the World See You

At Shawnee Optical, our team of optometrists and eye care professionals have earned a great reputation over the last 35+ years for providing patients with the absolute best eye care and service. We develop life-long relationships with patients and take genuine interest in their eye health and care. The team at Shawnee Optical always take the extra steps and the extra time to make sure you receive thorough and complete care and service.

Give yourself the best eye care available. See for yourself the unmatched care and service Shawnee Optical offers. We will help you see the world like no one else can.

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Steven Kocher

About Dr. Kocher

A resident of Delaware, Ohio, since 2013, Dr. Steven Kocher grew up in Bucyrus, Ohio. He earned both his Bachelor's Degree and his Doctor of Optometry at the Ohio State University where he graduated in 2012.

Dr. Kocher began his career at a private practice in Bucyrus, OH gaining extensive experience in family-centric eyecare, specialty contact lens fitting, emergency eye services, and surgical post-operative care.

In his free time, Dr. Kocher has volunteered as a trustee of the Central Ohio Optometric Association and is a member of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce and has served on Consulting Board of the Delaware Community Center YMCA.

He enjoys basketball, flag-football, golf, and volleyball with friends and occasionally enjoys playing small-stakes poker.

Dr. Tyler Speelman

About Dr. Speelman

Dr. Tyler Speelman grew up in Maria Stein, Ohio. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is committed to providing quality eyecare in all areas of optometry for all ages. He is also supportive of the optometric community as a member of the American and Ohio Optometric Associations. He enjoys being a continuing education instructor.

Dr. Omar Sweidan

About Dr. Sweidan

Dr. Omar Sweidan has been practicing optometry for almost a decade. A graduate of the University of Toledo, Dr. Sweiden went on to receive his doctorate at Ohio State University. He became an optometrist because he wanted to pursue a health profession that balanced patient interaction with improving patients' lives. His favorite part of the profession is hearing the stories and life experiences of his patients!

Dr. Paul Wilken

About Dr. Wilken

Dr. Paul Wilkin pursued his undergraduate degree in Biophysics at The Ohio State University in 1973. He then completed his graduate degree at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1977.

At 11 years of age, Dr. Wilken knew that he wanted to help others with their vision. “It is all I ever considered doing,” he said. Over his 40+ years of practice, it’s been his mission to consistently meet the needs and conscientiously exceed the expectations of all who entrust him with their eye care. 

Dr. Wilken participates in the InfantSee program where he examines children from ages 6 months to 1 year old at no charge. He is also an active member of the American Optometric Association and has received the Continuing Optometric Recognition Award for the past 27 years. 

In his spare time, Dr. Wilkins works on restoring his Victorian home, attends Ohio State activities and spends time with his wife, Lin, their 4 children and 5 grandchildren. 

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Shawnee Optical
2155 Allentown Rd.
Lima, Ohio 45805
Phone: 419-228-3800

Practice Hours

Monday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday Closed