Dr. Emily G. Marsh is an optometrist with Southwest Eye Care and Laser in Bakersfield who attended the University of Missouri for Optometry. There, she developed an interest in glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases, which she now treats at our practice. Dr. Marsh stresses preventive care to each of her patients, which includes regular eye exams.
My name is Emily Marsh. I joined the practice in 2002. I'm an optometrist,
and I see patients of all ages in our office. I enjoy, in my personal time,
outdoor activities, sporting events. My husband enjoys taking vacations and
seeing the world.
My professional background started . . . I actually grew up in the Midwest,
and I went to school for optometry at the University of Missouri, in Saint
Louis. While I was in school, I became interested in the treatment and
management of ocular disease. Since then, I've been involved in the
management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.
I've been interested in science and technology probably since a very young
age, and developed an interested in vision and eyes. I think that led me to
want to study that and eventually become a doctor that treats those types
With eye care today and being involved in the management of eye disease, I
think it's . . . probably the most important part of managing eye disease
comes down to preventative care. I believe that really starts with having
regular comprehensive eye exams. Definitely eye diseases are a lot easier
to manage when they're screened for and detected in the earliest stages.
One of the areas that I believe could have a large impact on improving eye
health in the future would be for the public to recognize the need for
seeking out comprehensive eye exams, whether they're currently having
problems or not.