Dr. Troy L. Smith
Dr. Troy Smith hails from Turpin, Oklahoma, where he excelled in every facet of student life. He was a standout athlete and Valedictorian of his class. Upon graduation Dr. Smith attended nearby Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva with plans to enter coaching. These plans soon changed, as Dr. Smith felt compelled to enter the eye care profession. It was in these years that Dr. Smith met and married his wife Liz, who now serves as the Office Manager of Alva Vision Clinic. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree at Northwestern in Biology and a Double Minor in both Physics and Psychology, Dr. Smith attended Optometry School at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree (OD).
Dr. Smith relocated back to Alva in 1981 to enter private practice serving the eye care needs of the citizens of Northwest Oklahoma. Dr. Smith takes great pride in serving the eye care needs of his patients with the latest technology and equipment. Alva Vision Clinic provides the most extensive equipment in the area, bar none, rivaling most metro-area clinics.
Dr. Smith concentrates much of his continuing education and training on the latest advancements in the contact lens field. Extensive fitting sets of toric (astigmatism), bifocal, and the new 30-day extended wear contact lenses allow for fitting some of the most complex prescription needs.
Dr. Smith has made successful contact lens wearers out of many patients who had previously been told they could not wear contacts– because of how complex of a prescription they required or due to comfort or dry eye complications.
He is a member of The American Optometric Association, Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and AOA Contact Lens Section. Dr. Smith has served on the HOACLS Board of Directors, as well as on the Oklahoma Board of Directors. He was the Oklahoma Optometric Association President elect 1999-2000 and President 2000-2001.
Since going into practice in Alva, Dr. Smith has also played a large role in the community. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church; he has served on the finance committee and is a Sunday school teacher. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and past President, member of Kiwanis (past Secretary and President), Quarterback Club, NWOSU Foundation Director (past chairman), and the co-chairman of the NWOSU scholarship drive. Dr. Smith is the father of three, Tiffany, Tray, and Tenille, and grandfather to two, Ty and Zoey.