About Canton Ophthalmology

50 Years Of Eye Care Excellence

Our founder, Dr. Frank J. Weinstock, began this practice back in 1966 with the belief that each patient deserves the best eye care available. Dr. Dennis Young (now deceased), Dr. Jamie Zucker, Dr. Barbara Barchiesi, Dr. Jeff Congeni and Dr. Marla Close have since joined the practice and we’re proud to say that over 50 years later, we’re still providing the same high quality of care.

A Professional Environment Focused On You

From your initial consultation through diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up, our attention is focused only on you – because our greatest satisfaction comes from improving your vision, appearance, and ultimately your quality of life.

You’ll never feel like “just another patient,” because we don’t you treat you that way. Everyone here goes out of their way to answer all your questions – from the optical to the medical to the surgical to the financial. You’ll walk away well cared for and more importantly, well-informed. It’s the kind of service we’d want for ourselves and our families as healthcare professionals. It’s the kind of care you deserve.

Meet Our Doctors

For over 50 years, Canton Ophthalmology has been providing the community with optimum eye care in a comfortable and caring environment. Our inviting and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

Jamie L. Zucker, MD


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Care including Lasers
  • Oculoplastic Surgery (eyelids, tear ducts, orbits)
  • Cosmetic Services (Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, Vivite)
  • Skin Rejuvenation

Barbara J. Barchiesi, MD


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Refractive Surgery (RK, PRK, LASIK)
    Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma

Jeffrey L. Congeni, MD


  • Lasik Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Corneal Disease including Corneal Transplants

Marla Close, OD


  • Eye Examinations
  • Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Conditions such as Diabetic Eye Disease, Glaucoma, Dry Eye & Cataracts

Our Office Location

Our office is located in the Aultman Physicians’ Office Building. There is a bridge walkway from Aultman Hospital to the Aultman physicians Building on the Second Floor.

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept most insurances (medical and vision).
For balances not covered by insurance, we accept cash, checks, and credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and CareCredit).
Phone Hours: 8-12, 12:30-4
Office Hours: 7-5
Please allow us some flexibility with our hours. Staff illness & Family illness will impact our hours. Please call the office to confirm if making a special trip in.

You can call the office phone number (330-456-0047) and they will contact the on call doctor. You can also contact the surgery facility where your surgery will be performed and notify them if there is a problem preventing you from coming in.

At the first sign of difficulty seeing the TV, reading, you notice their eyes crossing, or other unusual vision symptoms. Even with no vision problems, you may want to have your child’s eyes examined prior to entering kindergarten.
Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. Diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the eye that can lead to serious eye problems and vision loss. The sooner eye problems are diagnosed and treated, the less likely you will experience permanent vision loss. Timely, regular exams and treatment are important to maintain your best eye health.
This is the visual field test which helps determine if you are losing peripheral (side) vision. Recognizing and treating changes in visual fields is important for treatment and prevention of further vision loss. Comparing repeated visual field tests to the original test is a good way to assess how well your glaucoma is being controlled by treatment. Glaucoma is a very silent vision destroyer.