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Dr. Scott McSpadden joins VisionHealth Eye Center

Friday, August 10, 2012

Vision Health Eye Center has announced the addition of Dr. Scott McSpadden to its team.

McSpadden is a summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry.

"I was born and raised in Winfield, Kan.," said McSpadden. "I went to Kansas State University -- not KU, don't worry Mizzou fans -- and then Northeastern State University in Talequah, Okla., for optometry school. My clinical training was performed in various clinics in the Cherokee Nation and around Talequah."

McSpadden completed an ocular disease externship in Tulsa, Okla. His special interests include ocular disease, eyeglasses, contact lenses and low vision.

"I always knew I wanted to go into the health profession," McSpadden said. "I started thinking about optometry when I got my first pair of glasses when I was 12 years old. I always looked up to my eye doctor when I was a kid. I was amazed at how much of a difference that first pair of glasses made for me.

"After shadowing various health professionals, I kept coming back to optometry," McSpadden continued. "In the end, I chose optometry and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."

McSpadden has lectured students and optometrists on topics such as retinal pathology, common eye problems associated with aging and contact lenses. He also conducted research on scratch-resistance of anti-reflective coatings.

McSpadden said he had considered going into private practice but while researching various opportunities, heard of an opening at VisionHealth.

"After meeting and talking about their vision -- no pun intended -- and philosophy on patient care, it was an easy decision to make," McSpadden said. "I've always enjoyed outdoor activities, so southwest Missouri is a very attractive area to me."

McSpadden enjoys water skiing, bicycling and playing basketball in his spare time.

With four offices to work from, Aurora, Republic, Monett and Greenfield, McSpadden enjoys learning what each city has to offer its residents and business owners.

"Practicing in our different locations is both fun and rewarding,' McSpadden said. "Many patients who live centrally to our locations enjoy the freedom of being able to choose where they see us to fit their schedules. They can do this knowing the same high quality of care is available at all VisionHealth locations.

"Traveling between offices is probably less time-consuming that it is for someone who commutes to work in the big city," he continued. "Best of all, I get to help and talk to good people every day. It really doesn't get any better than that."

McSpadden's wife, Jessi, is a new math teacher for the Monett Middle School.

Patients can schedule appointments with McSpadden in Republic on Mondays, in Aurora on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in Greenfield on Thursdays and in Monett on Fridays.

For more information, call the Monett office at 235-2020 or Aurora office at 678-2161.

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