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Dr. Derek Black

Dr. Derek Black grew up in nearby Dacula, GA with his parents and two brothers where he attended Dacula High School. Following High School Dr. Black attended Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA and then completed his undergraduate studies at The University of West Georgia. In 2008 he graduated Cum Laude and earned his Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and Minor in Biology. Throughout college Dr. Black worked as an Optician where he developed his passion for eye care. In 2013, Dr. Black graduated from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry.

In 2010, Dr. Black earned the Health Professions Scholarship which allowed him the honor of serving in the US Army after graduating Optometry School. His retinal, corneal, diabetic and glaucoma eye disease externship training was conducted at the VA Hospital in Memphis, TN. His family practice training was conducted at Family Vision Care in Memphis, TN. Upon Graduating from Southern College of Optometry Dr. Black was commissioned as an officer with the rank of Captain into the US Army.

During his 3 years of Active Duty Service, Dr. Black held positions as Staff Optometrist, Director of Optometric Education, and Chief of Optometry at Ft Belvoir Community Hospital in Ft Belvoir, VA. For his exemplary performance, Dr. Black received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Other Army decorations include: The National Defense Medal, The Army Service Medal, and The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Dr. Black is a member of the American Optometric Association and The Armed Forces Optometric Society. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Black served as President of the National Capital Region Optometric Society in Washington DC.

Dr. Derek Black

Dr. Derek Black grew up in nearby Dacula, GA with his parents and two brothers where he attended Dacula High School. Following High School Dr. Black attended Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA and then completed his undergraduate studies at The University of West Georgia. In 2008 he graduated Cum Laude and earned his Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and Minor in Biology. Throughout college Dr. Black worked as an Optician where he developed his passion for eye care. In 2013, Dr. Black graduated from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry.

In 2010, Dr. Black earned the Health Professions Scholarship which allowed him the honor of serving in the US Army after graduating Optometry School. His retinal, corneal, diabetic and glaucoma eye disease externship training was conducted at the VA Hospital in Memphis, TN. His family practice training was conducted at Family Vision Care in Memphis, TN. Upon Graduating from Southern College of Optometry Dr. Black was commissioned as an officer with the rank of Captain into the US Army.

During his 3 years of Active Duty Service, Dr. Black held positions as Staff Optometrist, Director of Optometric Education, and Chief of Optometry at Ft Belvoir Community Hospital in Ft Belvoir, VA. For his exemplary performance, Dr. Black received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Other Army decorations include: The National Defense Medal, The Army Service Medal, and The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Dr. Black is a member of the American Optometric Association and The Armed Forces Optometric Society. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Black served as President of the National Capital Region Optometric Society in Washington DC.