If you’re looking for professional optometry care with a personal touch, we hope you’ll give us a text or call. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your family’s eye care needs.
We offer a wide scope of professional eye care including; comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings, diagnosis & treatment of ocular disease, and Lasik &
Cataract surgery co-management. Also check out our full service optical. We carry the very latest in fashion frames and styles.
In addition to these services, Dr. Kaster practices a rare niche in eyecare that involves fitting patients with tinted contact lenses for migraine and photophobia. For more information visit comfortint.com.
His favorite part of being an optometrist is providing one-on-one attention to his patients at each visit. During your appointment, you can expect Dr. Kaster to take the time to talk to you and understand your objectives for your eye health. Through mutual trust and respect, Dr. Kaster works to create a strong partnership with you so that he can help you attain your goals.
“I enjoy being available for my patients when they have questions or urgent needs, and the relationships that build on that.”
Born and raised in Canal Fulton, OH, Dr. Kaster received his bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH. He was active as a drummer in the Marching 110, and an assistant in the biology labs.
He then went on to receive his doctorate at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2005. During that time Dr. Kaster was very active in VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) where he traveled to El Salvadore and the Dominican Republic to provide free eye care services to the poor. He was also president of Epsilon Psi Epsilon, a philanthropic optometry fraternity that provided free eye care in the Columbus area as well as supported seeing eye dogs. He was active as a Lion’s member, and served on the Dean’s advisory committee at the College of Optometry.
Dr. Kaster then returned to his native area to launch his optometry career. After working with Eye-Tech of Green for ten years, he and some of his staff founded and relocated to Kaster Eye Clinic in 2015.
With a special emphasis on eye health, Dr. Kaster performs comprehensive eye examinations and diagnoses diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts and other ocular pathology. He also has a special interest in contact lenses. Dr. Kaster fits a wide variety of lenses, including some specialty contacts, and fits custom-tinted contact lenses for migraine sufferers or those with severe photophobia (light-sensitivity), or prosthetic lenses for scarred eyes.
Dr. Kaster and his team are continually learning about the most current advances in optical treatment, technology and materials. Dr. Kaster is licensed to practice optometry by the state examining boards of Ohio, Colorado and Florida. He is a 20-year member member of the American Optometric Association, and also writes eye health articles for his blog.
A Portage Lakes resident and lover of water, Dr. Kaster volunteers his time with the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club, Young Professionals Club, and various other volunteer events. He is also an avid boater, snow skier, golfer and musician.
In 2008, Dr. Kaster was featured on The TODAY Show, when he donated a kidney to his father using a breakthrough, minimally invasive technique. “They removed my kidney through my navel, and I barely have a scar to show for it.”
Like Dr. Kaster, he is a graduate of Northwest Local School District in Canal Fulton. He finished his Bachelors in Microbiology at Grove City College, PA, and then completed his optometry training at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Schanz served as class president and also obtained his Masters in Visual Science during his training.
Dr. Schanz and his wife, Karen, are the loving parents of two boys. He is highly involved with his church, serving as youth pastor. He is also an avid runner, still holding a track record at Northwest, and recently completed his first marathon in Akron in September 2015! We are happy to have Dr. Schanz join the Kaster Eye Clinic Team.