Dr. Paul Gooch grew up in Mona, Utah. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and University of Missouri–St Louis, College of Optometry. He started SouthWest Vision in January of 1998 and has grown his practice to include Dr. Ryan Robison as partner in 2006, and Dr Eric Drake in 2013. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Utah Optometric Association (UOA). He served Utah Optometry as a UOA Trustee for 8 years. He is currently an adjunct professor at Southern California College of Optometry.
Dr. Gooch is twice Past President of the Rotary Club of Dixie Sunrise, and Past President of the SouthWest Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen. Dr. Gooch has been the recipient of the Young Optometrist of the Year Award and the TLC Humanitarian Award. His loves include raising a family, training mules, dabbling in politics, and flying powered parachutes.
Dr. Robison is a native to St. George, he is a graduate of Dixie High School, Dixie College, Brigham Young University, and Pacific University College of Optometry. He has memberships in the BYU Management Society, American Optometric Association and the Utah Optometric Association. He has served on the Board of Directors for the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce and SouthWest Federal Credit Union. He has served as President of the St. George Exchange Club. He and his wife, Josie, are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children.
Dr. Drake was born and raised here locally in Santa Clara. He is a graduate of Dixie State College, Utah Valley University, and Pacific University College of Optometry where he received clinical honors and an award for outstanding academic achievement and clinical excellence. He is member of the American Optometric Association and the Utah Optometric Association. He loves being back in his home town and serving those in our community. He spends as much time as possible with his beautiful wife Heidi and their three wonderful children Kinley, Carter, and Bryson. He also loves being in the outdoors and playing sports, especially golf and softball.