Dr. Kathleen Murphy
Dr. Murphy started a solo practice in Dublin in 1982 when Dublin was still a village. At that time, there was only one other optometrist in the area. In her thirty years in Dublin, the practice has grown along with the city. She purchased our current building in 2006 to accommodate our expanding patient base. The practice name changed to Emerald EyeCare and now employs three optometrists.
She has taught optometric technician classes at Columbus State Community College for five years and currently employs and trains a number of pre-optometry students for the practice.
Remaining active in the community is important to Dr. Murphy. For many years she and the staff have helped the school nurses administer vision screenings to area 7th and 9th graders. She has also offered scholarships to graduating seniors of the Dublin public schools. For many years, Dr. Murphy and Chris, our frame stylist, have volunteered at the week long Memorial Tournament. They are now experts at making hoagie sandwiches!
Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Miami University and has her doctorate from The Ohio State University. She is an avid golfer and fan of Jack Nicklaus.
Dr. Stephen Denny
Dr. Denny received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the University of Central Florida where he was a recipient of the Florida Bright Futures scholarship and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. At OSU, Dr. Denny was awarded the Acuvue Eye Health Advisor Student Citizenship Scholarship, which is given annually to the third year student demonstrating exceptional clinical skills and competency.
Prior to joining Emerald EyeCare, Dr. Denny worked in various private practice settings in and around Chicago, Illinois .Dr. Denny practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on specialty contact lens fittings and the treatment and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Denny is a member of the American Optometry Association and the Ohio Optometry Association. He is also a provider for the InfantSEE program and is currently working on his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, reading, and playing golf.
Dr. Susan Wright
Dr. Susan Wright has been working with Dr. Murphy since 1998. Dr. Wright’s genuine style is evident to all of her patients. She genuinely feels that every patient is part of the Emerald EyeCare family.
Dr. Wright especially enjoys working with children. During their eye exam, she utilizes models of the eye to show what is happening and why they may need vision correction. For the curious kids, she will allow them to look through a slit lamp/microscope at a sibling’s or parent’s eye to learn more about how the eye works.
The real reward for Dr. Wright is seeing those who need correction, see clearly for the first time with their new pair of glasses. “It’s like opening a new world to them with clear vision,” she says. Sometimes you don’t know what you have been missing until you are shown how much better your vision can be!
Dr. Wright is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and has her doctorate from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Jenna Tyler
Dr. Tyler is a Columbus native from nearby Upper Arlington. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, she returned home to attend the Ohio State College of Optometry, where she was a four-year member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society.
She completed rotations through the Columbus VA Hospital and Erdey Searcy Eye Group, advancing her clinical disease background. She enjoys practicing primary eyecare and diagnosing and managing dry eye disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Tyler currently resides in Columbus with her husband and golden retriever. She enjoys running, traveling, and cheering on the Buckeyes in her free time.