Dr. Emerald Smith has joined VisionQuest Eyecare in Greenwood, Indianapolis and Geist.
Dr. Smith grew up in Avon, Indiana and attended Avon High School. At age 12, she suffered a severe eye infection from sleeping in her contacts that introduced her to her first Optometrist. Ever since that moment, she was quickly fascinated with the world of optometry, shadowing her Optometrist any chance she got! After graduating from high school, Dr. Smith knew that optometry was her calling.
Dr. Smith graduated from Purdue University for her undergrad where she studied Health Science Pre-Optometry. She then joined and became the President of the Purdue Pre-Optometry Club. Since 2013, she has gained many years of experience in the optical industry as a lab technician, optician and optometric technician before attending optometry school.
She attended the prestigious IU School of Optometry. At IU she was involved in the Private Practice Club, Beta Sigma Kappa, Indiana University Optometric Student Association, and the contact lens club. She also was a tutor in pharmacology and ocular pharmacology for other Optometry students.
Dr. Smith went on to train at many different facilities such as Eye Surgeons of Indiana, the VA Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic, Atwater Eye Care Center, and the Villages VA Outpatient Clinic, all of which gave her fantastic experience in primary care. Her most memorable training was for 6 months at Veteran’s Hospitals in Florida. Here her optometric care specialized in disease management, pre and post-op care, and primary care.
Dr. Smith’s article “Marketing Yourself as a Millennial Doctor” was published in the American Optometric Association’s journal, Foresight. Here she discussed a variety of ways that she sets herself apart as a Millennial. Her goal in writing the article was to educate highly trained professionals that many millennial doctors have learned more efficient skills on how to make eye care as thorough and efficient as possible for the patient.