Sarah Hinkley

Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

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Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University


Dr. Sarah Hinkley is a Professor and Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Services at the Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry. She graduated from Mesick High School in 1997. After graduating from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2004, she began a position in a large private practice in Ohio specializing in pediatrics, vision therapy and learning related vision disorders. Since returning to MCO as faculty, she has had didactic and clinical responsibilities in the areas of developmental vision, vision therapy, clinical problem solving and low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Hinkley is the recipient of many national, state and local grants and awards. She serves on the editorial review boards of Optometry and Visual Performance and Vision Development and Rehabilitation. She is a certified Michigan Low Vision Specialist and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Hinkley was awarded 2009 Michigan Young Optometrist of the Year, 2015 Michigan Optometric Keyperson of the Year, 2014 Visionary of the Year, 2016 MCO Alumnus of the Year and Outstanding Professor of the Year for the Third Year Class in 2008-9. She serves as the Alumni Coordinator for MCO in addition to her teaching responsibilities. She serves as chair of MCO’s Strategic Planning Committee and Tenure Review Committee. She has served her profession as a member of the American Optometric Association’s Health Promotion Committee and the Michigan Optometric Association’s chair of the Healthy Eyes Healthy People Committee. Dr. Hinkley founded and administers the Students in Need of Eyecare program providing comprehensive eye care and glasses to area children lacking access to care.