Dr. Sarah Hinkley, assistant professor, was named the new chief of Low Vision Services. She completed her undergraduate education at Ferris as a member of the Honors Program in its first year of its inception. After graduating from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2004, she began a position in a large private practice in Maumee, Ohio, concentrating on contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy and learning-related vision disorders.
She presented inter-disciplinary education seminars in the areas of age-related eye disease, pediatric vision and binocular vision disorders. She is a member of the American and Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association Low Vision Rehabilitation Section.
Hinkley is currently working on her Fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is the chair of the Michigan Optometric Association’s Healthy Eyes Healthy People 2010 Committee and the recipient of two national grants for the association focusing on sports eyewear protection for children and glaucoma awareness. Additionally, she has a passion for student recruitment into the Optometry profession and working with adults and children who are visually impaired or legally blind.