Dr. Katie Rachon is the newest Ocular Disease Resident at Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers. Originally from Rockford, Michigan, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ferris State University and completed her Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry.
Dr. Rachon’s internship training included several specialty areas such as ocular disease, urgent care, primary care, contact lenses, pediatrics, binocular vision, and low vision. She also completed externships with focus on ocular disease and primary care at Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers and Eye Care Center, PSC, located in Richmond, KY.
During her time at Indiana University, Dr. Rachon was active in the American Optometric Student Association and served as Indiana’s delegate on the AOSA Board of Trustees. Dr. Rachon received her Student Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry and presented research on the visual acuities of lifeguards at an Academy Meeting. Through Indiana University’s Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity chapter, she served as Vice President and participated in eye care missions to Frome, Jamaica. Dr. Rachon was elected by her peers to receive the Jack Bennett Humanitarian Award for scholarship, leadership, and service.
Dr. Rachon is a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, the Kentucky Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and American Academy of Optometry.