Dr. Emily Marsh grew up in Lenexa and has family connections to eastern Kansas and Missouri dating back at least 5 generations. Following high school at Shawnee Mission NW, she headed to Wichita State University to play basketball while earning a degree in chemistry (cum laude) and preparing for a future in optometry. It was in Wichita where she met her husband Gary, a fellow Shocker and member of the golf team. Dr. Marsh then went on to the University of Missouri in St. Louis where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2002, graduating on the Dean’s List.
Dr. Marsh has built her career on the foundation of providing compassionate, comprehensive, state of the art care. She enjoys having the opportunity to connect with patients, ensuring their visits are satisfying and informative. She has extensive experience in treating and managing ocular disease in addition to providing care before and after various types of eye surgery. Her areas of emphasis include glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, cataracts, diabetes, and primary/preventative care for all ages. She strives to help her patients achieve and maintain the best vision and eye health possible.
Prior to moving back to Kansas, Dr. Marsh spent many years practicing in California, first as part of a well-respected medical/surgical practice in Bakersfield, followed by several years in her own private practice in Santa Rosa. She served on the board, and as president of the Kern County Optometric Society while in Bakersfield, and in Santa Rosa, her practice was honored by the community as a local favorite. She has been an active member of the American Optometric Association throughout her career and looks forward to establishing new connections with the Pittsburg, Girard, Fort Scott and surrounding communities.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Gary and family, anything and everything outdoors, cooking and DIY projects.