Dr. Stephen R. Kepley
Dr. Kepley received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, and completed his externship at Womack Army Hospital in Ft. Bragg, NC. He is Board Certified in Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. Dr. Kepley provides comprehensive eye and vision care for all ages including treatment for eye illnesses and injuries. Dr. Kepley is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, Southern Council of Optometrists, and past president of the Treasure Coast Optometric Society. He also served as President of the Florida Optometric Association in 2013-14, after serving on its Board of Trustees for eight years. Appointed by Governor Scott in 2016, he also serves as a member on the Florida State Board of Optometry.
Dr. Kepley was awarded “Florida’s Optometrist of the Year” in 2004, and “Florida’s Optometrist of the Decade” in 2016 by the Florida Optometric Association.
Dr. Kepley has practiced in Vero Beach for the past 34 years.
Dr. Kepley is also very active in the Vero Beach and Indian River County community. He has been a active Rotarian since 1986, as a member of the Vero Beach West Rotary club originally, and now a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise, probably best known for the creation of the Florida Craft Brew and Wing Fest held each February in Vero Beach. This event serves as the club’s major fund raiser each year, in which proceeds go directly back into the community and club projects. Dr. Kepley was proud to Chair this event in 2012, and continues to work on the committee each year. He also serves the club on a number of other committees, and is a proud Paul Harris Fellow.
Married to Diane Boehms in 1984, they have three children, Jason, Kate, and Rachel, now all adults, and one grandson (so far).