Dr. Hoepf joined Columbus Ophthalmology Associates in 2014, where she practiced alongside our glaucoma specialist, Dr. Derick, for the first two years. She provides primary eye care to patients of all ages and continues to treat a wide range of ocular diseases. Dr. Hoepf also has a particular interest in the pediatric population. She has experience working with children of all ages in the treatment of common refractive and binocular disorders. She attended Ohio State University for her undergrad and lived in Boston for seven years, where she completed her optometric training as well as her residency.
In her life, she was no stranger to eye doctors, “I had to see an eye specialist from the time I was two years old, so eye doctors were a part of my life. I always wanted to help other people see better.” In her career, she continues to give back, “I have a passion for giving back to the profession by training students and residents, lecturing for continuing education. I love to be in an environment where I can collaborate with other doctors in multi-specialty practice. COA provides an opportunity to care for a diverse population and allows me to utilize my experience in ocular disease.”
Her dedication to her career and charity does not fall short in her list of achievements. Dr. Heopf was involved in research during optometry school, where she performed laboratory studies with and utilized imaging equipment at Harvard. She has published papers in academic journals and lectured at local and national meetings. She has also volunteered for a mission trip in Nicaragua and hopes to be involved with more organizations in the future to continue similar work. This past summer Hoepf was inducted into the American Optometric Association and continues to be an active member of the American Academy of Optometry.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, camping, hiking, and skiing. She actively involves her family in her charity work, “I have three beautiful children, and we enjoy volunteering for an organization in Columbus. We deliver Meals On Wheels, collect and donate clothes for homeless, make lunches and compassion kits for homeless and underserved populations as well as many other service and community building activities.”
We are thrilled to have Dr. Hoepf as a part of the COA family. In the coming month, she will begin seeing patients as part of the glaucoma team. We know she is going to deliver the outstanding care that patients expect to see from Columbus Ophthalmology.