Dr. Slayden joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2018 as a consultative optometrist upon completion of the 13-month post-doctoral training in ocular disease. Originally from Hebron, KY, Dr. Slayden graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, after attending the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate degree in mathematics. While attending SCO, he was awarded for clinical excellence. During Dr. Slayden’s residency training, he became extremely proficient in the treatment of glaucoma, corneal disease, dry eye disease, retinal disease, as well as the complexities of pre-and post-operative cataract, corneal and LASIK surgeries.
Being involved in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, Dr. Slayden served on multiple mission trips to Haiti. He also helped lead a mission trip to Nicaragua to provide eye care. Additionally, he serves on the Ret.Pray.Love Foundation board which focuses on providing eye care around the globe while educating the local doctors of other countries to advance their clinical skills. He enjoys educating students and fellow doctors locally as well.
Dr. Slayden is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, American Optometric Association, and the Kentucky Optometric Association. He is a co-curator for Retina Rocks, the world’s largest online multimedia retina image library and bibliography repository. In his spare time, Dr. Slayden enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking and exploring new restaurants.
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