Dr. Garvin grew up in Ellwood City, PA, a small town north of Pittsburgh. During high school, she did a career presentation on optometry and shadowed her hometown optometrist. It was then that she knew she wanted to start her career path towards being an optometrist.
She attended undergraduate at the University
of Kentucky, where she held leadership positions in numerous
organizations and volunteered for Service for Sight, Visually
Impaired Preschool Services, and Tri for Sight. She also worked as an
optometric technician during this time.
She then went on to get her Doctorate of Optometry at the Ohio State University College of Optometry. Here, she held active roles in the American Optometric Student Association and Contact Lens Advancement Society, where she served as President.
Dr. Garvin then came to Cincinnati and
completed a one year residency in ocular disease at the Cincinnati
Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During residency, she gained
extensive clinical experience in the management of glaucoma, macular
degeneration, diabetic and retinal disease.
Dr. Garvin is a member of the American and Ohio Optometric Associations and stays involved in Young OD events.
When not at the office, she enjoys walking around her neighborhood and the different parks throughout Cincinnati, trying out new restaurants, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats.