William H. Jeppe, OD
William H. Jeppe, OD, grew up in Jefferson, Ohio, and attended the Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland before enlisting in the Navy in 1966, where he served for six years. During this period, Dr. Jeppe received medical training, which was used to serve our country. While at the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, IL, Dr. Jeppe earned the highest GPA then on record in 1967. He was also First in Class at the Navy Clinical Laboratory Technology School in Bethesda, MD, in 1969. After departing the Navy, Dr. Jeppe attended Ohio State University College of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, earning a BS degree in physiological optics in 1974. His doctorate was earned in 1977 from the Ohio State University College of Optometry.
After interning for a local Wilmington optometry practice in 1977, Dr. Jeppe opened his own private practice in north Wilmington, where he operated for 24 years before merging with Simon Eye Associates in June 2001.
Because of excellent training at Ohio State and as a consequence of his internship with a well respected contact lens specialist, Dr. Jeppe has developed considerable skill in working with difficult-to-fit rigid gas permeable lens cases, e.g. keratoconus, corneal scarring, postkeratoplasty and postrefractive surgery patients.
Dr. Jeppe is married with four adult children, a dog and three cats. His hobbies include reading, computers, sailing and singing–he was a former bass-baritone with the Navy Blue Jackets Choir and The Delaware Singers. In addition, he claims to be quite handy at fixing almost anything!