Dr. Shelley Diggins, O.D. knew at age 13 that she wanted to be an optometrist. (At age 12, she wanted to be an Indiana Jones-style archaeologist. Her family breathed a sigh of relief when she chose optometry instead.) Dr. Diggins also thrived in the sciences at Plum High School, choosing biology as her focus.
Dr. Diggins attended Saint Vincent College where she majored in biology with a minor in education. While at Saint Vincent, she worked as an extern at the Eye Clinic of UPMC. Her experiences there convinced her of optometry as a career choice. Dr. Diggins graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a certification to teach.
Dr. Shelley Diggins went to Philadelphia to Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. She accepted her first job in Erie, Pennsylvania; there she worked in a customer-service driven optical company where she took care of patient vision needs. Motherhood taught her the necessity of childcare, so she moved back home to the Pittsburgh area.
Corporate optometry was where Dr. Diggins then spent 12 years learning more of compassionate patient care. She realized the importance of caring for and about patients regardless of the office environment. Dr. Diggins then made the transition to Scott & Christie and Associates to provide comprehensive eye care. This setting is ideal, as it allows Dr. Diggins to provide routine, medical and urgent eye care for patients based on their needs. Dr. Diggins realizes the vital need to provide patients the eye care that they need when they need it.
In her free time, Dr. Diggins likes to bike, hike and read. She still finds herself singing the alto part in the church choir and considering voice lessons.