Dr. Jane Purdy grew up in Missoula, Montana where she attended Sentinel High School graduating valedictorian in 2004. She then received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology degree from Seattle University in Washington state where she was granted an athletic scholarship to play collegiate softball. Dr. Purdy went on to graduate with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2013. While in optometry school, she was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship and commissioned into the United States Air Force. Upon graduating, Dr. Purdy served as a Captain in the Air Force providing comprehensive eye care for the 1st Special Operations Medical Group Aeromedical Squadron at Hurlburt Field. During her Air Force career, she earned Company Grade Officer of the Year two years in a row and Provider of the Year as well as the Air Force Special Operations Command Biomedical Science Clinician of the Year. After separating from the Air Force with an honorable discharge, she joined Dr. Batson’s team at Okaloosa Eye Care and Shalimar Eye Care. Dr. Purdy will continue serving in the Air Force Reserves stationed at Duke Field, Florida as an optometrist for the unit.
Dr. Purdy is active in the community continuing her third year as a Guardian Ad Litem for the state of Florida advocating for children removed from their homes and placed in foster care. She is active outdoors enjoying paddle boarding and fishing.
Dr. Purdy is excited to provide a full scope of optometric care including pediatrics, management, and treatment of ocular diseases, low vision, ocular trauma, postoperative care for refractive and cataract surgery, contact lens fittings and glasses prescriptions. She also performs examinations for veterans
Receptionist and Optical Technician
Began SEC: 07/2018
Hometown: Enterprise, AL
Hobbies: Raising her two beautiful daughters, cooking, riding horses, fishing/boating