Bridgeport Family Vision Clinic
The best approach to eye health is prevention. For that reason Dr. Sturtevant and Dr. Whitney recommend annual examinations. Many new treatments are available to treat diseases, but the best policy is to avoid needing them.
The same things that prevent problems in your body apply to your vision. These include: well rounded diet with vitamin supplement, exercise, plenty of sleep, mentally stimulating activities, plenty of water and annual examinations.
Meet our staff
Dr. Derek Sturtevant, upbeat and positive, is originally from western Massachusetts. He began his career as an infectious disease researcher at Harvard Medical School prior to becoming an optometrist. This gave him a deeper understanding of human health and the disease processes. After a while, Dr. Sturtevant realized that he wanted to work more closely with people and pursued optometry, graduating with honors from Pacific University's College of Optometry in Oregon. During his training, he completed clinical rotations at the Stuttgart Army Health Clinic in Germany and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Roseburg, OR, among others.
Dr. Sturtevant is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry and the Optometric Physicians of Washington. He enjoys his role in primary eye care and loves helping people to see better and learn more about their own eyes. This passion led him to volunteer his skills with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), last going on a trip to Costa Rica to provide eyecare to over a thousand people in one week.
He has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 4 years, drawn by the many fantastic outdoor opportunities and the friendly people. He likes to hike, camp, surf and snowboard in his spare time. If you walk past the clinic in the summer you may catch him eating his lunch outside with a good book.
Dr. Jeremy Whitney, Dedicated, honest and caring, Dr. Jeremy Whitney is happy to return home to the Pacific Northwest. After growing up on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Angeles, WA, Dr. Whitney attended Linfield College, where he graduated with honors and received his chemistry degree. He then packed his bags and moved across country to New York City. He started his career in optometry as a researcher at the State University of New York College of Optometry where he later received his doctorate degree. Along with graduating with honors, Dr. Whitney was the recipient of the Columbia Award for Academic & Clinical Achievement in Ocular Pathology and the Dr. William M. Eisenberg Memorial Award for Excellence in Ocular Disease.
After receiving his optometric degree, Dr. Whitney traveled to Maryland where he received additional training at Seidenberg & Protzko Eye Associates and completed his residency in ocular disease. During his residency, Dr. Whitney was a sub-investigator in national clinical research studies for the development of new pharmaceutical drugs and devices. He has lectured at multiple continuing education meetings for fellow optometrists, presented posters at the American Academy of Optometry and was a contributor to the Review of Optometry editorial case series, Retina Revealed. He has experience in a variety of clinical settings including emergency eye care, nursing home, specialty contact lens and pre/post-operative eye care. Dr. Whitney believes trust and communication between patients and physicians are keys to providing quality care.
Dr. Whitney is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys fishing, hiking and all the great outdoor activities Puget Sound has to offer. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends who are happy to steal him back from the Eastcoast.
Dr. David Williams (retired) served four years in the US Navy before beginning his formal education. He practiced full scope Optometry from1985 until his retirement in 2016. His professional interests include all aspects of vision care with particular emphasis on disease detection and treatment, LASIK vision correction, cataracts, glaucoma, and pediatrics. His training included a residency in disease treatment at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
His outside interests are bicycling, skiing, and fly fishing. As a long term cancer survivor he is very active with the Livestrong Foundation. This organization was founded by Lance Armstrong to provide services for cancer patients and their families, and direct funding of cancer research.
As a full service office, our team is here to help meet your vision needs. Our Clinic Manager, Karen Wilson, is here to help with whatever you may need assistance with
Fantastic Staff & Care
I took my 5 year old son in today because he's been complaining about some blurred vision. I had such a great experience with all the staff. Great personalities. Cody was fantastic as well as Dr. Sturtevant in helping keep my son engaged in the process and being patient with him.
Thank you so much for a great experience!