803 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906



803 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906


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 Doctor

Dr. Kenneth Gortz

About Dr. Gortz

Dr. Kenneth Gortz graduated from the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University in 1968 as president of his class. “I was very fortunate to have a post graduate education, serving my country as a naval officer at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, and the Naval Hospital, St. Albans, New York.” Before and after his tour of duty, Dr. Gortz was a part-time clinical instructor at the OSU College of Optometry while working a short time in a private practice in Shelby, Ohio. He went on to work in a private practice for over forty years in Bucyrus, Ohio. 

Dr. Gortz recalls the excitement of walking out of his optometrist's office at 8 years of age with his first pair of glasses. “I could literally see leaves on the trees across the street. I decided right then that I wanted to be an optometrist.” 

Dr. Gortz is a lifetime member of the American Optometric Association, and the Ohio Optometric Association. During his eight years on the Board of the Ohio Optometric Association, he served as president from 1982-1983. In 1984, he was selected as the Ohio Optometrist of the year.  

Dr. Gortz started practicing at Shawnee Optical in Ontario, Ohio in September of 2019. “I have enjoyed working with a great staff and serving our patients. I look forward to each day I get to go into the office.”    

When he is not in the office, Dr. Gortz enjoys spending time with his wife, Joyce, and their blended family of four children, their spouses, seven grandchildren, and two dogs.    

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Shawnee Optical
803 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44906
Phone: 419-525-2060

Practice Hours

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