Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Hoover, OD, PhD earned his BS in molecular biology from the University of Arizona and his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. He then spent several years as a stay-at-home dad before returning to school to earn his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University. Dr. Hoover is focused on primary eye care for patients of all ages. His friendly and calm demeanor is appreciated by his patients. Dr. Hoover strives to provide each patient with the best in patient care. He finds importance in ensuring each patient has an understanding of both their vision and comprehensive eye health. Dr. Hoover moved to Salem in 2012 with his wife, who is a family physician, and his three children. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, movies and playing guitar.