Dr. Stefan Smith's journey in optometry is a testament to his unwavering commitment to vision care. Growing up in Carlinville, Illinois, a close-knit rural community near St. Louis, Dr. Smith's passion for eye health began early on.
In 2004, Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University, setting the stage for his remarkable journey. He further honed his expertise at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating with honors in 2008.
Dr. Smith established a foundation of patient-centered care. His dedication led him to join a prominent ophthalmology practice, providing comprehensive pre- and post-operative surgical care across the St. Louis Metro East. Notably, he introduced low-vision services for patients with advanced visual impairments, enhancing their quality of life.
Dr. Smith's commitment to excellence took him to Colorado in 2017, where he contributed his expertise to an ophthalmology practice in Eagle and Glenwood Springs. There, he deepened his interest in surgical co-management, ensuring seamless transitions for patients undergoing surgical procedures.
Dr. Smith's dedication to the field is reflected in his membership with the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association. His active engagement in these associations underscores his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in eye care.