- Cornea/Ocular Surface Disorders
- Consultative Medical Optometry
Dr. Hammond was raised in Vermillion, SD and later attended South Dakota State University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minors in chemistry and business in 2011. He then studied optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated Cum Laude in 2015. During his time at ICO, he was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa and Tomb and Key honor societies, and received the Clinical Excellence Award.
Following graduation, Dr. Hammond was selected for a post-doctoral Residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. While there, Dr. Hammond gained experience in the medical and peri-operative care of ocular disease with a special interest in glaucoma and corneal disease. He also has a passion for providing eye-care for the underserved, and has taken multiple trips to Africa and Mexico through organizations like Unite for Sight and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).
Now with NSES, Dr. Hammond is a consultative medical optometrist with an emphasis in glaucoma and ocular surface disease.
In his free time Dr. Hammond enjoys running the great trails of Minneapolis and traveling with his wife Amanda.