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 family, trail running, and dreaming of his next backpacking 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 her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2000. Before their last year of school, Courtney married her classmate, best friend and business partner, Dr. Matt Hoffman. They share two college aged children, Allison and Bennett.
Dr. Courtney enjoys the adventure of discovering new places while traveling, loves to read and sing, and enjoys walking her mini-goldendoodle, Murray, at the park. The Hoffmans attend 1st Presbyterian 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 passionate about fitting specialty contact lenses for people with corneal irregularities from conditions such as keratoconus, corneal scarring, post-RK surgery, corneal transplant, extreme dry eye disease and high astigmatism. Find out more about scleral lenses and their uses at www.sclerallens.org