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Dr. Virgilio Gozum (vir-jill-e-yo ●goes-um) is an associate optometrist at Spring Hill Eyecare. Born in the Philippines, he graduated from Madison Academic Magnet High School in Jackson, TN and earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN.
Following his undergraduate career, Dr. Gozum received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2015. During his fourth year rotations, he gained experience in ocular disease, pediatrics and vision therapy, contact lens, low vision, and primary care while at the school’s clinic. He also learned much about the treatment and management of ocular disease while on rotation at SouthEast Eye Specialists in Chattanooga, TN. Lastly, while at Child & Family Eyecare in Wichita, KS, he further developed his knowledge of pediatrics and vision therapy.
While at SCO, Dr. Gozum was very blessed to receive the Dr. W.R. Cramer Endowed Scholarship for all four years. He also received an Ocular Instruments, Inc. Award (2013) and the Peggy Remke Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2014). Lastly, before graduation he received the Ooh La La De Paris award for academic and clinical excellence. He was also selected among the “Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges” for the Class of 2015.
Throughout school, he participated in optometric mission trips with the Student Volunteers for Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and traveled to Mexico, Honduras, and Colombia (twice) to serve the eye care needs of those who couldn’t afford it. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians and is the current president of the Duck River Optometric Physicians Society.
Outside of optometry and eyes, Dr. Gozum has many interests. He plays baritone saxophone with the Maury County Community Band and serves on its board. In addition to alto and tenor saxophones, he also dabbles in a myriad of other instruments such as guitar, ukulele, banjo, clarinet, etc. Regarding sports, he cheers mightily for the Memphis Grizzlies and Tennessee Titans. He also enjoys the great outdoors, photography, and traveling.
Dr. Gozum lives in Spring Hill with his awesome wife, Emy, and their impossibly cute daughter, Elaina.
Spring Hill Eyecare, PLLC
5238 Main Street
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Call us at 931-489-1950 or use our contact form.