As a native Floridian, Dr. Jacob Hodges received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Florida in 2007. Following this, he attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. graduating as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2011. To further his education, he then completed a residency in Primary Eye Care through Nova Southeastern University at the Malcom Randall VAMC in Gainesville, FL. His professional interests include anterior segment, cornea, and contact lenses. He has lectured to various professional and community groups and has had his work showcased at national and regional optometric conventions. In addition, he has been published by a prominent medical journal, earned the designation of a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and has been the recipient of numerous academic and clinical awards, honors, and scholarships. In his spare time, he serves as the president of the Lake Region Optometric Association and enjoys visiting Walt Disney World, reading, and spending time with his wife, son, and chihuahuas.