Dr. Matthew Hoffman was born a Northeasterner, raised a Midwesterner and is a Southerner by marriage. He grew up in Cape Girardeau, MO and attended college at Truman State University in northern Missouri. In addition to graduating with a BS in Biology and a minor in anthropology, he developed a love of travel during his college years through time spent in Europe and the Middle East.
During his junior year at Truman he made the decision to pursue a career in eye care. That decision led him to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. While completing his training he met and married his wife Dr. Courtney Hoffman. Upon completion of optometry school Dr. Matt spent several years practicing in West Tennessee. This time was highlighted by his involvement in the establishment of the first full time pediatric optometry clinic in that area.
These days Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his children, working with the youth at his church and dreaming of his next travel adventure.
Dr. Courtney Gardner Hoffman is living out the goal she set for herself when she was 11 years old. It was at that time that she began seeing Dr. Neta Wood, who became her mentor, then employer, and eventually business partner, for her eye care. It was thanks to Dr. Neta that Dr. Courtney could see the leaves on the trees clearly for the first time. That experience inspired a desire to give the gift of clear vision to others. After graduating from Valley View High School, Dr. Hoffman attended ASU, where she earned a BS in Zoology and enjoyed many activities, including the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Dr. Courtney attended the Southern College of Optometry, a private college in Memphis, and earned not only her Doctor of Optometry degree, but also her MRS. Degree. Before their last year of school, Courtney married her classmate, best friend and business partner, Dr. Matt Hoffman. They share two brilliant and lovely children, Allison and Bennett, who both attend Valley View Schools.
Dr. Courtney enjoys the adventure of discovering new places while traveling, loves to read and sing, and enjoys yoga. The Hoffman family attends Compass Church and enjoy serving in various community activities. On most Saturdays between August and January, you’ll find Dr. Courtney howling like crazy for Red Wolves football. In addition to primary eye care, Dr. Courtney is particularly interested in Dry Eye Syndrome/Ocular Surface Disease and fitting specialty contact lenses for people with corneal irregularities.
Dr. Doug Wood graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1968 and from Arkansas State University in 1973, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He is an alumnus of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. While at Southern College of Optometry, he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity and has maintained his membership with BSK for over 35 years. Dr. Doug has two wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.
Dr. Wood has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Arkansas Optometric Association, Mercantile Bank, and Union Planters Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Dr. Doug Wood served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for several years. Dr. Wood served in the Jonesboro Rotary Club and was designated as a Paul Harris Fellow in 1985. Dr. Wood began his optometry practice, Wood Vision Clinic, in Jonesboro in 1977 and were joined by the Drs. Hoffman in 2004. While Dr. Wood enjoys the practice of optometry and has had a wonderful career, he plans to retire by the end of 2018. Who knows what new adventures will come with retirement!
Angie is a Jonesboro native and graduate of Valley view, although she has lived in Paragould for the past 16 years. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Butch, for 22 years and they have a beautiful daughter, Ali. She has a Bachelor's degree from UT Memphis, and has over 25 years experience in the customer service and healthcare fields. Angie is a member of Central Baptist (Paragould), and enjoys singing, cooking, volleyball and yoga.
Amanda has worked in the eye care field for 8 years. She is a licensed optician in the state of Arkansas and ABO (American Board of Opticianry) certified. She joined the Visionary Eye Care team in June of 2016. At home she has a great group of guys including her husband of 17 years, Chuck, and my boys Tate and Henry… and we can’t forget about Einstein the golden doodle. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s in Journalism. She is a member of South Caraway Baptist Church, where her husband was recently appointed children’s minister. When she's not busy hauling her kiddos to and fro, she enjoys jogging, cycling, gardening, boating and cheering the Red Wolves on, on, on to victory!
Tricia has been Dr. Courtney's technician for almost 10 years. She has a calm, compassionate demeanor, and genuinely enjoys getting to know each of our patients. She is a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas, and has been married to her husband, Donnie, for 15 years. She enjoys spoiling her grandchildren and being outdoors with her dogs and horses.
Beckey has been in the eye care field for 18 years, four of which have been as Dr. Matt's Clinical Technician at Visionary Eye Care. When she is not with her work family, you can find her worshipping at Central Baptist Church, working out at Planet Fitness, hanging out with her husband Jonathan, or couch-cuddling with her cat.
Meagan is a graduate of Arkansas State University, and has been with Visionary Eye Care for over 2 years. During her 7 years in the optical field, she has achieved her CPO and ABOC licenses. She and her wonderful husband, Matt, have a beautiful daughter named Sophia, and 2 rotten dogs named Albus and Molly. She is a member of Compass Church in Jonesboro and she LOVES watching Tennessee Volunteer football in the fall!
Taylor is a Jonesboro native. She has 2 fur babies, a cat, Aspen, and a yorkie, Josie Rae. She is currently attending ASU Newport, working toward a biology degree for her long term goal of becoming an Optometrist. She is currently a resident of Bono. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nephew, Chandler, exercising, and baking with her mom.
Shelly is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She comes to Visionary Eye Care after several years of full-time motherhood. She brings experience in customer service, insurance, and healthcare. She volunteers with her church and is a Girl Scout Leader and Cubs baseball enthusiast. She lives in Jonesboro with two incredible children who are shepherding her through life.