Originally from Madison Indiana, Dr. Mitchell received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University, graduating with High Honors. Upon graduation, he was selected from among his peers to receive the John Davey Award from the prestigious American Academy of Optometry for his research work in the field of binocular vision and muscle balance. He was also inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa, the National Optometric Honor Society, based on his academic credentials. He has completed internships at the IU Pediatric and Binocular Vision Clinic, and the Huntington, W.V. Veterans Hospital, where he received training in the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease, and cataracts, for which he has obtained national level credentialing. He has also completed a research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in the field of epidemiology.
Clinical interests include general and emergency eye care, treatment of glaucoma and dry eye syndrome, and the fitting of contact lenses on patients with more complex prescriptions, including those who require bifocal correction. Dr. Mitchell also enjoys managing patients with challenging vision requirements related to their occupation or leisure activities. Through his affiliation with The Fellowship of Christian Optometrists International and Mercy Ships International, he has been on numerous medical mission trips to provide the gift of sight to underserved third world populations.
Dr. Mitchell resides in Ossian with his wife Holly and daughters, Grace and Hope. He is active on the Hope Missionary Church worship team, and enjoys outdoor recreation, spending time with his family, and rooting for Hoosier athletics.