Dr. McTyier was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, and went on to earn his doctor of optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry where he was named Valedictorian of the class of 2003. He completed his optometric residency in primary eyecare with an emphasis on ocular pathology at the Portland VA Medical Center. Dr. McTyier served as clinical instructor for students from four schools of optometry during his residency. He has volunteered as the attending O.D. on international optometry teams in impoverished areas of Mexico and Moldova.
Patients appreciate Dr. McTyier's breadth of clinical knowledge, his positive attitude and his sense of humor. Currently, Dr. McTyier holds an Adjunct Faculty position with Pacific University College of Optometry.
Dr. McTyier is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry are entitled to use the designation FAAO. The designation—FAAO—means they are recognized by their colleagues as knowledgeable and experienced professionals who have met the high standards of professional competence in a broad range of issues related to eye care. Less than 10% of the practicing optometrists in the United States are Fellows.
In his spare time, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, listening to live music, and watching sketch/improv comedy.