Meet Surgeon Dr. Todd Fladen


A talented and experienced ophthalmologist and eye surgery expert, Dr. Todd Fladen has been performing life-changing vision correction and eye surgery procedures for patients for more than two decades. He is a professional who is committed to excellence, achieving outstanding results and never compromising his patients’ safety.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 1974, Dr. Todd Fladen obtained his medical degree from Ohio State University and then completed an internship at the reputable Riverside Methodist Hospital. Soon after, Dr. Todd Fladen refined his clinical skills through an ophthalmology residency at the Ohio State University Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Veteran’s Hospital, which he followed with a fellowship in Corneal Transplantation and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Todd Fladen is both board certified by and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology; he is also recognized as a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. In addition, he is a member of numerous notable professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, the American Medical Association, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, the Stark County Medical Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Eye Bank Association of America.

Dr. Fladen is affiliated with Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Massillon Community Hospital, and Doctor’s Hospital. Since the upstart of his vision correction and eye surgery practice in the Akron and Canton areas, he has honed his skills as a LASIK surgeon and incorporated the latest technology into his practice to provide state-of-the-art eye care for all of his patients.

Dr. Todd Fladen offers high quality, comprehensive care in a warm, inviting environment. Every member of our team is dedicated to professionalism, patient education, and outstanding customer service. When it comes to quality eye care and eye surgery, Dr. Todd Fladen can help to bring clear vision back to your life.

We offer a full range of procedures designed to help you maintain optimal eye health and achieve improved vision, including classic LASIK, CustomVue LASIK, PRK, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, vitreo retinal diagnostic testing, and macular degeneration and glaucoma treatment. We go the extra mile to ensure patient safety, comfort, and convenience.

If you would like to learn more or schedule an eye exam or eye surgery at our office, contact surgeon Dr. Todd Fladen at The Fladen Eye Center. We look forward to hearing from you and finding a solution to meet your vision needs.

Patient Testimonial

“Thank you Dr. Fladen, Kathy, and staff. Thank you isn’t enough to express the gratitude I feel. You have changed my whole life. It took me several weeks to throw away the glasses & contacts. I had grown so dependent on them; it still feels so strange not to need them at all. I wake up every morning able to see the clock and go to sleep without the need of removing anything. My vision is perfectly clear and yes I can see to drive at night! I tell everyone how wonderful Dr. Fladen was and what a beautiful job he did giving my sight back. I don’t remember ever being without glasses or contacts. Kathy – thank you for remembering my name, case and also for holding my hand – that meant so much to me. Thank you all!” -Tracy Snook