Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Taylorville Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Taylorville.
Emily Smith, O.D.
Dr. Emily Smith graduated Suma Cum Laude from Murray State University in 2003 with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. She graduated as valedictorian of her class, earning her Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2007. She joined the Taylorville Vision Source family in Fall 2015. Smith tells Regional Radio she wanted to do something medical and to have a family life with her husband and two daughters.
Dr. Emily lived in Chicago for four years, but enjoys Taylorville and its’ hometown feel and down-to-earth people that reside here. She likes to talk to her patients and to learn more about them. Dr. Emily lives in Taylorville with her husband and two daughters.
Rob Smith, O.D.
Dr. Smith attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he graduated magna cum laude. He then went on to complete Optometry school at The Ohio State College of Optometry. After graduating optometry school, he spent a year in Chicago while his wife finished her schooling before moving to Pinkneyville, IL.
He worked eight years for Marion Eye Centers providing complete eye care, which includes surgical post operative care, disease management of glaucoma and dry macular degeneration, and general eye examinations.
He lives in Taylorville with his wife and two daughters.
Brian Repking, O.D.
Dr. Repking grew up in Teutopolis, Illinois and is a 2006 graduate of Teutopolis High School. Dr. Repking had always shown interest in the medical field. He started out as Pre-Med and then did an internship with an Optometrist in Charleston and that’s where his optometry career took off! He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Illinois University in 2011 and is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he graduated in May 2015.
Repking married his high school sweetheart, Natalie Gray and has a daughter. He says he’s happy to be back in Central Illinois.