Dr. Carl Newton
Dr. Newton established his practice in Cherokee in the Fall of 1983. He is dedicated to providing the best eye health care possible to his patients. Dr.
Newton's personal approach includes listening to the patient and obtaining a complete medical history. He utilizes state of the art diagnostic instruments to provide an examination that patients can trust.
Dr. Newton graduated from Waynoka High School in 1974. He attended OBU and OSU as an undergraduate and was in the first class to graduate from the Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1983.
Carl is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, in addition to membership in state and national optometric associations.
Dr. Newton and wife, Jacque celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2018. They have three adult children. Rachael, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tim and wife Michelle of Alva, Oklahoma. Stacie who lives in Cherokee and currently works in the practice. He also has six grandchildren that he thinks the world of.
Dr. Chase Ratzlaff
Dr. Ratzlaff grew up just south of Ringwood, OK, graduating from Ringwood High School in 2006. From there, he attended Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University, receiving his B.S. degree from NWOSU in biology and chemistry in 2012.
Upon graduation, he attended Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, in Tahlequah, OK, graduating Cum Laude in May of 2016. He is a current member of both the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Ratzlaff is excited to have the opportunity to return to northwest Oklahoma, to offer quality care for his current and future patients! He is well trained in the newest technology and procedures for the treatment of ocular disease, and has special interests in pediatrics and contact lens fitting
When not at the office, you will likely find him spending time with his wife, Cortney, and their three sons: Hudson (5), Carson (2), and Becker (1). Dr. Ratzlaff enjoys most sports, and any activity that can get him outdoors.
Our staff and opticians are thoroughly trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of the optical field, including selecting frames that best suit the patient's face and style, recommending the appropriate lens and lens options, repairing eye glasses and sunglasses, and fabricating spectacles in plastic, metal, and rimless frames
and all aspects of the fitting of contact lenses.