Financial Planners

Need some additional help with your finances? While we are big advocates of DIY investing, we realize that not everyone has the time or interest to manage their own finances. Dat and Aaron are excited to partner with these heavily-vetted, highly-recommended, OD-specific,   financial planners.

Student Loan | Associate Doctor (W2, 1099) | Sublease Owner | Practice Owner

Optometry Wealth Advisors is a financial planning and investment advisory firm serving only optometrists, nationwide. Our process, approach, and focus on optometry helps you to master your cash flow, grow your net worth, and ultimately plan more purposefully around the financial decisions you face as an optometrist (and practice owner). 

As part of our services, we help you navigate:

  • ✅ Cash Flow and Debt Management
  • ✅ Student Loans - Crafting a student loan repayment plan
  • ✅ Tax Planning - Proactive tax planning each year
  • ✅ Understanding your Practice Financials
  • ✅ Planning for Financial Independence and Retirement
  • ✅ Estate and Insurance Planning - Managing your financial risks 
  • ✅ Investment Management - Incorporating leading academic research
  • ✅ Ongoing Monitoring of Financial Health 

Evon Mendrin is the Founder and Lead Advisor of Optometry Wealth Advisors, as well as the host of The Optometry Money Podcast. He’s a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professional and a Certified Student Loan Professional™ (CSLP®), and he loves to help optometrists navigate that critical intersection between personal and practice finances.

 👉 Schedule a Free Consultation - Start with a no-commitment, 20-30 minute Introduction Call. As a part of the conversation, we’ll provide a free financial “health” assessment!

 📧 Contact: | 559-345-5059 |

Student Loans | Associate Doctors | Sublease Holders

Prudent Financial Planning is a comprehensive fee-only firm based in Naples, Florida. We specialize in helping young professionals especially optometrists navigate the financial planning process and provide the best solutions for paying off their student loans. Acting as a fiduciary for our clients means we are committed to always putting YOUR best interests first. We provide advice in areas of financial planning, student loan solutions, tax planning, cash flow, investing, insurance analysis, and every area of your financial life. Schedule a free initial consultation today to find out whether working with Prudent Financial Planning is the right fit for you! We work with young professionals, doctors and lawyers who want to get out of debt and make their money to work for them.

  •  ✅ Financial Planning 
  •  ✅ Student Loan Solutions 
  •  ✅ Cash Flow +Investing
  •  ✅ Estate + Retirement Planning

⏩️ Promo: Receive 10% discount on upfront fee for OD's on Finance Member discount(Starts at $630 upfront and $275/month after discount has been applied). This is a month-to-month agreement.


Patrick Logue, founder of PFP, is a Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®) and has the advanced knowledge required to provide high quality student loan repayment planning advice within the scope of a holistic financial plan.

📧 Contact:  Patrick Logue CFP®, CSLP® | (239) 230-0395 |

Sublease Owners | Practice Owners

Here at IPWM, we subscribe to a core set of investment principles, largely dictated by the great empirical research done in both academia and at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). Our portfolios, and the funds used in those portfolios, subscribe to a set of rules and principles that guide how we see capital markets and how we believe we can help deliver a great investment experience for our clients.

✅  Our goal for this process is to demonstrate, in plain English, how we can serve you in helping you make the most out of your life with the wealth you have and how we bring simplicity, clarity, and confidence to an otherwise confusing, complicated, and intimidating subject: money.

✅ Who do we serve? As the husband of a practicing optometrist, Adam knows the practice and business landscape of optometry has changed significantly in the recent past. So, too, have the financial implications of being an optometrist.

✅  Before committing your time or ours, this 20 to 30-minute phone call will give us both a chance to make sure your situation matches our expertise. We want to get a vision of your goals, intentions, challenges, and opportunities unique to your situation and circumstances. After all, you wouldn’t schedule testing without a patient inquiry.


📧 Contact: Adam Cmejla CFP | for any questions 


Sublease Owners | Practice Owners

Hayes Wealth Advisors is a fee-only advisory firm that helps optometric practice owners and employed ODs build wealth outside their practices through financial planning and investment management. We collaborate with optometrists to develop a customized Personal Wealth Action Plan, which is a roadmap to a successful financial future and covers the following and more:

  • ✅ Account and asset positioning
  • ✅ Cash flow planning
  • ✅ Tax strategies
  • ✅ Private sale and private equity practice value and exiting strategies
  • ✅ Investment strategy and implementation
  • ✅ Retirement planning
  • ✅ Risk management review— insurance and estate planning

Owner Natalie Hayes Schmook, MBA, CFP®, CVA®, CEPA grew up in the optometric industry as the daughter and sister of well-known practice management experts. An advisor since 2006, Natalie left her big bank background to apply her planning and investment management skills to the optometric profession.


📧 Contact: Natalie Hayes Schmook CFP | for any questions