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.