Dr. Dirk Graves was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He attended the University of South Dakota, and graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. He received his master's degree in 1994. In 1999, he graduated with his doctorate degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He joined the Family Vision team in early 2002, coming along side Dr. Blaettler and Dr. Randall Baughman.
He enjoys helping patients and has a strong interest in glaucoma, dry eye disease, pediatric vision care, and sports vision performance. Outside of the office, he has served in the Williamston Lion's Club, Piedmont Optometric Society, and is a member of the American Optometric Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, are members of New Covenant Church where he serves on the school board of New Covenant School.
He and his wife have three children: Rebekah, Daniel, and Aidan. When he isn't working he sometimes wishes he was playing golf, but when he does play golf, he wishes he was at work helping patients!
"Loved Dr. Graves! The staff was awesome and helped me so much."
"Dr. Graves is thorough, informative and genial. Always a delight. Great visit! My insurance would not cover a new set of frames this year so I didn't get the sales pressure. Nice!"
Dr. Graves before the doctor days!