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Portsmouth eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors in New Boston, OH know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our team of eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet The New Boston Vision Center Eye Doctors in Portsmouth, OH:

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Dr. David DePugh, O.D.

Dr. David DePugh, the founder and owner of New Boston Vision Center, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1983 and has practiced in New Boston, Ohio since that time. Dr. DePugh earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Optics in 1981, prior to obtaining his Doctorate of Optometry. While at Ohio State, he served as Vice President of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Fraternity, and served as Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

Dr. DePugh became licensed to use diagnostic pharmaceutical agents in 1986, which enabled better and earlier detection of eye diseases. He was then licensed in 1993 to use therapeutic agents in the treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma and eye infections.

Dr. DePugh opened a practice in Ironton, Ohio in 1990, while still maintaining the New Boston office. He practiced in Ironton for 10 years before deciding to consolidate both offices in New Boston. With over 35 years of experience and having performed over 100,000 eye examinations, Dr. DePugh welcomes you and your family to trust The Vision Center for all of your eyecare needs.

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Dr. Jeremy DePugh, O.D.

A conversation with Dr. Jeremy DePugh, O.D. – The Vision Center

1) How did you become interested in optometry?

My Dad. As far back as I can remember I wanted to be an optometrist like my Dad. My interest in optometry really peaked when I started working in the office as a senior in high school. I continued to work through undergrad while attending SSU.

2) You will be working side by side with your father, Dr. David DePugh. That must be pretty exciting for you?

Yes, it is very exciting. My Dad has been a huge influence in my life and it will be an honor to work beside him.

3) Where did you go to Optometry school?

I attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry

4) What do you like most about the work you do?

Helping preserve and restore our most important sense; the sense of sight. It is a very rewarding feeling when you can help patients see the world clearly.

5) What is your favorite piece of optometric technology and why?

The Cirrus OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer). This machine is by far the most valuable piece of equipment in the office for managing different types of ocular diseases ranging from glaucoma to diabetic retinopathy.

6) What interests or excites you the most in the field of optometry?

Managing ocular disease. No case is the same when it comes to patients with ocular diseases and that is what makes managing them so interesting.

7) What trends do you see developing over the next several years in the industry and how do you stay ahead of them?

I see the field of optometry expanding more medically and focusing more on ocular disease in the future. Our practice will stay ahead of this by having the most up to date equipment to treat and manage our patients needs.

8) What you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, sports and playing music.

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Dr. Aaron T. Kallner, O.D.

Dr. Aaron T. Kallner, optometrist was born and raised in Minford, Ohio. He graduated from Minford High School in 1990. Dr. Kallner attended the University of Kentucky, where he majored in Biology. He attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. During his four years of school, he received a bachelor’s degree of Visual Science and received clinical honors in Advanced Care, Pediatric Care and Contact Lens/ Cornea Care. Dr. Kallner graduated in 1998.

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Dr. David DePugh and Doctor Aaron T. Kallner

Dr. Kallner joins the vision center after enjoying 19 years of practicing optometry in both the commercial and private sectors. Dr. Kallner lives in Wheelersburg, Ohio with his wife of 20 years, Jodi Kallner. They have three children: Abbie, Ellie and Grant, who are all students in the Wheelersburg school district.

When not practicing optometry, Dr. Kallner enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys coaching basketball, which he has done since 1998. He also enjoys tennis and jogging. Dr. Kallner and his family attend the Sunshine Church of Christ where he is a deacon of the treasury. He is available to see patients on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays.