Eugene Cropp, OD, Retires From UW Health Triage Team

News // Jan 06 2021

Former UW Health optometrist Dr. Eugene Cropp is retiring from the ophthalmic triage team at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic on January 8, 2021.

Dr. Cropp retired from the optometry service in January 2019. Shortly after, he returned to UW Health on the triage team where he worked to increase efficiencies and improve triage processes to better the patient experience and clinic workflows.

It is Gene’s love and dedication to his patients that has influenced his colleagues the most as a true gentleman doctor and compassionate provider.  -amy walker, od, co-vice chair of clinical affairs and clinical optometrist

We hope the years ahead bring Dr. Cropp great joy and relaxation!

Eugene Cropp, OD

Eugene Cropp, OD

Additional History

Dr. Cropp joined ophthalmologist Fred Blum, MD, in 1980 in their private practice, Madison Eye Associates (MEA). Madison Eye Associates was purchased by the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 1993 and both Dr. Cropp and Dr. Blum stayed on with UW as department providers. Dr. Cropp was a beloved optometrist at MEA for 39 years.

His legacy also includes the creation of “Current Concepts in Eye Care,” an annual continuing education course for regional optometrists. Current Concepts commenced in 2001 and celebrated its 20th year as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.