A Camdenton alum is following in her parents’ footsteps entering the field of optometry.

A Camdenton alum is following in her parents’ footsteps entering the field of optometry. Sarah Scoggin, O.D., of Camdenton was among 133 students recently awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. A native of Camdenton and graduate of Camdenton High School and William Jewell College, Scoggin is the daughter of Diana and Bill Scoggin, both of whom are also optometrists.

Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases/disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.

Southern College of Optometry was established in Memphis in 1932. SCO is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with nearly 500 students from 40 states. The Eye Center at SCO serves nearly 80,000 patients annually, helping make the college one of the top in the nation for clinical optometric education. SCO’s Community Outreach Program reaches more than 12,000 children through vision screenings provided annually to Shelby County, Tennessee students in public, private and charter schools.