Dr. Irvin has been practicing Optometry for 15 years. He enjoys the diversity that a private family practice brings each day. In particular, he has a special interest in treating ocular disease and fitting “hard to fit patients” with contact lenses. In terms of diversity Dr. Irvin says, “I love that on any given day any type of eye problem can walk in the door. It is not uncommon for us to start the day with a routine glasses exam on a 25 year old nearsighted person, then we’ll see an iron worker with a metal foreign body in the eye that needs removed, then we’ll see and treat an older patient with advanced glaucoma or possibly macular degeneration.” Dr. Irvin says this variation helps to “keep all of us on our toes” and reminds him to “always be investing in continuing education and new technology.
Dr. Bigham was born and raised in Oakland City, IN (Gibson County). He is the son of Jim and Suzanne Bigham. Dr. Bigham is a graduate of Wood Memorial High School, University of Southern Indiana and the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. He and his wife Allyson have four children: Lauren, Lindsey, Nolan, and Joley. The family lives in Evansville and enjoys spending time together especially through camping, youth sports (basketball, softball/baseball) and activities at First Christian Church of Evansville.
Dr. Heather Russ was born in Haubstadt, IN (Gibson County). She is the daughter of Kent Mann (owner of Mann Seamless Guttering) and Mary Mann (a stay-at-home mom). She has one brother, Brandon. She is a graduate of Gibson Southern High School, Purdue University, and the Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Russ married her husband Adam in October, 2012.
“I became interested in optometry as a profession during college. During the summer breaks, I started working as an optometric technician and decided that was the place for me. I enjoy working and building lasting relationship with my patients on a daily basis. Helping children improve their vision as their eyes develop is especially important to me.”