Dr. Laurence M Fisher came to Ashtabula to practice optometry after working in the Youngstown area, home of his wife’s (Bess’s) family.  He bought the practice from a retiring doctor and first examined patients in an upstairs office on Main Avenue.  Later, he moved the office to the first floor of a home on Park Place facing South Park, and in about 1985, the practice moved to the Professional Building at 355 Prospect Road. 

Dr. Fisher came from an optometric family, with his father and brother being his contemporaries at the Illinois College of Optometry.  Dr. Fisher had a solo practice (except for a short time when he was joined by his nephew, Steve Curtis, OD) until August 1988 when he was joined by Jean A Wrightnour, OD, a former schoolmate of his son, Jim. 

Drs. Fisher and Wrightnour practiced as partners from January 1989 until Dr Fisher’s retirement in December 1992. 

After Dr. Fisher’s retirement, Dr. Wrightnour moved the practice to 517B Prospect Road in May 1993.  The practice became incorporated (Jean A Wrightnour, OD, Inc) in February 1996.  As best as she can figure, the doctors of this office have been continuously caring for the people in the Ashtabula area since at least the 1930s.  

Today, Jean A. Wrightnour, OD, Inc. is completely computerized, and incorporates the latest state-of-the-art technology in order to give you the best possible eye care. From a scanning laser to the standard-of-care threshold visual field analysis, you can count on our office to take care of you and your vision.  Dr. Wrightnour takes the time needed to get the optimal prescription for your eyewear and will recommend what you need to see well and look great.  Remember, our ONLY goal is to take the very best care of our patients!


Recently I was in from out of town and took my brother to have an eye exam with Dr. Wrightnour. My brother is a little disabled and I was concerned with Dr. Wrightnour & staff being patient with him. It had been several years since he had an exam. We were so blessed with the entire experience. I could not have asked for a finer Dr. & staff to have assisted my brother. Everyone there made my brother feel so comfortable!!! I have never had a doctor been so patient & understanding. Dr. Wrightnour took the time to explain everything and was so personable. I had made the appointment from out of town thru the internet and was praying I would pick the right doctor for my brother. Praising the Lord for having me choice the perfect one!!! Thank you Dr. Wrightnour & your wonderful staff for all you did for my brother. Much appreciated!!!!
— G.H.