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Christopher Wroten, OD '02, received the Young Alumni Award from Southern College of Optometry (SCO) during the college’s annual convocation ceremony on Thursday, September 22 in Memphis. The award is presented to SCO alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years and have demonstrated a commitment to service, leadership and support of the college’s mission.
Dr. Wroten, a Louisiana native, majored in chemical engineering and worked at Exxon Chemical before deciding to pursue optometry. He enrolled at SCO and graduated summa cum laude in 2002.
Following his graduation, he completed a residency in hospital-based primary eye care at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He practiced several years at West Tennessee Eye and volunteered at the Memphis Church Health Center.
He left Memphis to become a partner at the Bond-Wroten Eye Clinic in Denham Springs, Louisiana. With his thriving practice experience, he has participated in clinical research, case reports and national optometric conferences. He is an adjunct professor at SCO and at the University of Alabama-Birmingham College of Optometry.
He and his wife, Sarah Wroten, OD '03, are the parents of two children.