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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists in Zanesville take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Zanesville Eye Doctors:


Nicole Whitaker, O.D.

Dr. Nicole Whitaker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wright State University in 2004 with a degree in Biology. She attended Ohio State University and completed her Doctorate in Optometry degree with Honors in 2008.

Dr. Whitaker enhanced her education with Externships at:

  • Dayton VA Medical Center
  • Eye Specialists of Southeastern Ohio
  • Havener Eye Institute
  • OSU Low Vision & Vision Rehabilitation Clinic
  • OSU Binocular vision and Pediatric Clinic- including infant exams, vision therapy, and school screenings

Her practice focus is in primary care optometry with a special interest in multifocal contact lenses. She also performs Realeyes presentations in elementary schools to teach students about vision and eyecare.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. She attends St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Zanesville.

Dr. Whitaker resides in Roseville, Ohio with her husband Nathan and sons Joey and Matthew.


Paul Hoffman, O.D.

After 43 years of practice, I will now be fully retired. For the past year and a half I have been winding down, so I'm ready to move on to the next phase of my life. It's been a great honour to serve this community, and I leave with a bit of sadness along with the joy of retirement. I feel confident that Dr. Whitaker will carry on providing the quality eye care that I envisioned when I came to Zanesville 40 years ago. Andy and I hope to do some traveling, and we'll still be around to continue the activities we've done for years. Thank you to everyone that has made this moment possible.