Alumni Focus on Sara Hitchman (OD’17) and AJ Peiffer (OD’16, MS’18)

February 1, 2024

Sara Hitchman and AJ PeifferDr. Sara Hitchman (OD’17) and Dr. AJ Peiffer (OD’16, MS’18) welcomed their adorable Future Buckeye Optometrist, a daughter named Maren, in June 2023. Their #BuckeyeLove story began when they met as optometry students at Ohio State, and continues to thrive in Cleveland, their new home. As busy optometrists at University Hospitals Medical Group (Dr. Hitchman) and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s (Dr. Peiffer), they are making the world a better place for countless patients.

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Alumni Focus on Steven Seward (OD’83)

January 1, 2023

Steven SewardDr. Steven Seward (OD/MS’72) began his optometric career in a North Manchester, Indiana group practice with his father, George W. Seward, MD, who was an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist. “We had separate practices in the same open building, distinguished by our names and degrees,” remembers Dr. Seward. “This allowed me to witness my father’s complex cases and seek a second opinion when needed. Interesting to note, my father was amazed at the extent of knowledge taught by Ohio State and sought my opinion, as well. After my father’s untimely passing from cancer, I continued to practice at the same location and eventually changed the practice name to Seward Eye Care.”

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