Dr. Keplinger is a native of central Kentucky, born in Elizabethtown. He received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Dr. Keplinger received his professional education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, where he was named Outstanding 3rd year clinician and Outstanding 4th year clinician. He graduated with Honors and received several other awards and scholarships. Dr. Keplinger spent time in training at Commonwealth Eye Services in Lexington, a regional eye surgery center where surgical and unusual or problem cases are referred. Dr. Keplinger also holds a Ph.D. (Molecular Biology) from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Keplinger has been in private practice the last twenty-two years in the Central Kentucky area. His interests focus on comprehensive primary eyecare, including children’s vision and contact lenses. He is also trained in treatment of red eyes, eye injuries diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. He regularly treats eye injuries and eye trauma referred from local physicians. Dr. Keplinger is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Kentucky Optometric Association. He is a past member of the Kentucky Optometric Association Board of Trustees.