Dr. Courtney was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. She attended Loras College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry in 1988. She then received her doctorate degree in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1992.
Dr. Hogren was raised in Port Byron, Illinois. She attended Augustana College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Pre-optometry. She continued her education at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and Doctorate in Optometry.
Dr. Storm was raised in the Q.C. area and attended United Township High School before graduating from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1987. She then graduated from Indiana University's School of Optometry in 1992.
Dr. Kitzmann was born and raised in the Quad City area. He graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2006 and then attended Iowa State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2010. Dr. Kitzmann received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago graduating cum laude in 2015.