Dr. Sarah Hill and Dr. Sarah Kirkpatrick briefly met during residencies in Miami, FL in early 2007. Dr. Hill moved back to her hometown of Billings, MT while Dr. Kirkpatrick stayed on the East Coast in North Carolina. Dr. Kirkpatrick was re-introduced to Dr. Hill upon her arrival to Bozeman in 2009. They immediately fell into a friendship and after four years of sharing similar passions they decided to open 20Twenty Eyecare.
Dr. Sarah Hill brings her experience in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy to Bozeman as co-founder of 20Twenty Eyecare. She was born and raised in Billings, Montana and received her degree in Human Biology from the University of Montana in Missoula. After college, she moved to Garmisch, Germany where she worked for the next year as a ski instructor in the Bavarian Alps. In 2002, Dr. Hill moved back to the United States to begin optometry school at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. While attending NECO, she accepted leadership roles in the college's student government and the Research Honors Program, where she studied visual posture and reading. She graduated with her doctorate in 2006 and in 2007, completed her residency in Primary Care and Pediatrics at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has had the opportunity to work with both pediatric optometrists and ophthalmologists at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Hill is excited about returning to her home state and having the opportunity to use her residency training in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy to bring this service to the community of Bozeman. In November 2010 Dr. Hill received her fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is now Board Certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy. In addition, Dr. Hill has been a fellow of American Academy of Optometry since 2009.
After four years of practicing in Bozeman, Dr. Sarah Kirkpatrick is thrilled to be making her mark as co-founder of 20Twenty Eyecare. At a young age she was inspired to become an optometrist by her father, who practices in her hometown of Madison, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Human Biology Dr. Kirkpatrick continued on to receive her doctorate from Indiana University School of Optometry. During her time at IU, Dr. Kirkpatrick realized her passion for not only treating and managing eye trauma & disease, but also educating on the importance of early detection and prevention of many eye conditions. She went on to complete an Ocular Disease residency at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. During her residency she obtained training in areas of glaucoma, ocular infection and trauma, and pediatric eyecare. In 2009, Dr. Kirkpatrick received her Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in ocular disease and became certified in Ortho-Keratology, a new contact lens treatment that involves sleeping in a specialty contact lens that re-shapes the eye overnight to produce 20/20 vision without the use of glasses or contacts during the day.
Dr. Sarah Kirkpatrick decided to call Bozeman home after numerous visits to see her sister Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick, a local veterinarian. Since her move out west Dr. Kirkpatrick has enjoyed becoming part of the Bozeman community. She has been involved with local non-profits such as Haven, Cancer Support Community, Summer of Hope, and Big Brother Big Sister. Dr. Kirkpatrick is an active participant in the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and Montana Optometric Association. She is excited to call Bozeman home where she and her partner, Michael Ochsner, enjoy rock climbing, downhill skiing, and discovering a passion for wine at Michael's wine bar PLONK!.