Dr. Cheatham is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. In 2005 he completed one of the top residencies in the country at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, where he received specialized training for ocular disease disorders and low vision rehabilitation.
He cared for patients with a variety of severe eye problems, including many Veterans who were legally blind from glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes.
Dr. Cheatham's passion is education. He is the lead author of a textbook that is used in the majority of optometry schools in the country. He also enjoys lecturing about Low Vision and eye disease. Last year alone, Dr. Cheatham was invited to lecture at 19 of the 20 optometry schools across the country. In addition, Dr. Cheatham is the president of KMK Educational Services, a company that helps prepare practicing optometrists and students for standardized examinations. He is on the board of directors for Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and has lead groups to the Dominican Republic and Honduras to provide vision care to the underserved.
Dr. Cheatham moved to the area with his wife Melissa, who was raised in the small town of Hebron, NE. They have two sons, Cole and Grayson, and a daughter, Ella. They both enjoy spending time with close friends and family, playing tennis, and being involved in their Bible study at church.