Dr. Sara Bopp was born in Bonne Terre, MO and has lived in seven different states throughout the Midwest and Southeast. After finishing high school in suburban Chicago, she attended Southeast Missouri State University. While in college, she began working part-time for an optometrist. That experience, along with her history of severe myopia, solidified her plan to attend optometry school.
Dr. Bopp graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1990. While in school, she was a member of Omega Delta Optometric Fraternity and received the Ciba Vision Contact Lens Achievement Award. Always active, she participated in intramural basketball and volleyball and played four years of Memphis city league softball.
After graduation, Dr. Bopp moved to the Upstate to be closer to her parents. She opened her private practice in Simpsonville in 1995. She enjoys the variety of seeing patients of all ages for routine and medical eyecare. Dr. Bopp remained a small business owner in solo practice for 23 years, and is now excited to be part of the progressive Clemson Eye team. She feels this new opportunity will allow her to focus on the part of optometry she really loves, patient care.
DR Bopp lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Ed, and their dog Bogey. They’ve adapted to life as empty nesters, and enjoy visits from their three children, Furman football, and an ever-increasing obsession with golf. Dr Bopp is co-social director of Greenville Splash Masters Swim Team, and swims with the group three to four mornings a week before work.