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, 2 toddlers, Whitley and Weston, and baby, Wells. Born in Feb. 2020 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 his 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.
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.”