Clyde Fenton O.D.
Dr. Clyde M. Fenton was born August 1, 1947 in Portsmouth, Ohio and has
a life long resident. Dr. Fenton attended Ohio University from 1965 -
68. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1972 from the Ohio
State University College of Optometry.
Upon graduation, Dr. Fenton was
associated with Dr. Raymond Carson. Dr. Fenton started his solo practice
July 1, 1985 at his present address, 2002 Robinson Avenue. Dr. Fenton
received his Diagnostic Pharmaceutical license in 1985. He received his
Therapeutic Pharmaceutical license in 1992.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association and was twice zone
governor of the Southern Ohio Optometric Association. He is a member of
Epsilon Psi Epsilon, the national optometric fraternity, The National
Research Foundation, the Portsmouth Elks Lodge, Lions Club, and twice
served as president of the Portsmouth Lions Club.
Dr. Fenton earned his certification in contact lens practice from the
National Eye Research Foundation in 1986, conducted under the authority
of the Certification AUthority Committee, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr.
also earned the American Optometric Association's Optometric Recognition
award in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. This award
is presented to Optometrists who have completed 150 credit hours of
continuing education in a three year period and 50 hours of continuing
education per year thereafter.
Dr. Fenton completed a 30-hour mini-residency in clinical updates given
by the Ohio State College of Optometry in 1991.
David DePugh, O.D.
1979 - Bachelor of Science in Physiological Optics -The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio.
1983 - Doctor of Optometry - The Ohio State University College of
1983 - Clinical Instructor - The Ohio State University College of
1983 to present - Private Practice in New Boston, Ohio.
1990 - 1999 - Private Practice in Ironton, Ohio.
1992 - Licensed in Ohio for Therapeutic Treatment of Eye Diseases.
Lives in Wheelersburg, Ohio with wife, Mary and two sons - Brandon and
Jeremy and enjoys racing, cars, traveling, and water gardening.
Joseph Wm. Babcock, O.D.
Dr. Joseph Wm. Babcock was born April 11, 1952 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Dr. Babcock represent the third generation of practicing optometrists. His
grandfather, Joseph M. Babcock, Sr. began his
optometric practice with Dr. James Bennett in 1916. He served as the secrectary for the National American Optometric Association for more
than two decades.
Dr. Babcock's father, Joseph M. Babcock, Jr. joined
this practice in 1950. Thirty years later in 1961, Dr. Joseph Wm.
Babcock continued the longstanding tradition of providing eyecare to the people of southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.
Dr. Babcock graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of
Science in zoology in 1975. Dr. Babcock then attended the Pennsylvania
College of Optometry where he received two degrees, Doctor of Optometry
and Bachelor of Science in Physiological Optics.
Dr. Babcock has completed externships in low vision rehabilitation at
the prestigious William Feinbloom Institute and the Pediatric Vision Center
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Babcock was board certified by the state of Ohio in the use of
diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals in 1985 and 1992,
Dr. Babcock has been a member of the Ohio Optometric Association as well
as the American Optometric Association since 1981. He is past president
of zone 7 of the Ohio Optometric Association. He is a member of Rotary,
board member of the Sister City organization, and an active church
He is married to his wife Sue. They have three children: Joseph, Abigail
and Taylor. Dr. Babcockenjoys hunting fishing and gardening.