Tara Yerkes, OD
A Delaware native, Dr. Tara Yerkes is very excited to be part of the Simon Eye Associates team. She received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Delaware and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. At Salus, she graduated with highest honors and was awarded membership to the Gold Key and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Societies.
Her clinical training included the Dover Air Force Base, the Wilmington VA Medical Center focusing on ocular disease, The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, and a private practice in Charleston, SC. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, including infants and children. She completed a rotation in pediatrics at The Eye Institute and gained experience in binocular vision and vision therapy. She also traveled to El Salvador as part of an optometric mission trip.
Growing up around dairy farming, Dr. Yerkes is a great supporter of the agricultural industry. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and dog. She loves trying new foods and reading. Dr. Yerkes feels that it is personally and professionally rewarding to be able to help patients achieve clear vision and improve their quality of life. She considers patient education an important part of a routine eye exam.