Dr. Ben Hume was born in Brandon, SD, a small town outside of Sioux Falls, right on the MN-SD border.
He graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Minnesota State-Mankato in 2002 and went on to obtain his degree in Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry in 2006, just 2 years after Dr. Korthals graduated from ICO!
Dr. Hume and his family of wife, Shelly, and children, Whitley, Weston, and Wells have moved here from Colorado to be closer to family so they’ve built a new home in Mound, a few blocks from Lake Minnetonka, and close to one of Dr. Hume’s sisters and her family. The family is trading mountains for lakes and family! Life is a little chaotic right now so Shelly, who is an RN who specializes in interventional radiology and the ICU is taking a break from work to stay home with their 3 little ones.
Dr. Hume enjoys long distance running so he’s looking forward to exploring Minnesota trails and parks. He’s also a lifelong diehard Twins and Vikings fan so he’s looking forward to attending some games. We also discovered that he can hit a mean golf ball at one of our team outings at Top Golf! Who knew?
In his own words, what he loves about being an Optometrist:
“I love becoming part of the community as a trusted optometrist for patients of all ages. Optometry is a very social profession and I love interacting and learning about so many people daily and building those relationships over the years. I also have really poor eyesight so I love keeping up to date on all the new technology coming out and being able to offer it to patients.”