Dr. Pennington was born and raised in Marceline, Missouri. He attended college at Southwest Missouri State University, and graduate school at the University of Kansas, earning a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. After teaching at the community college level for three years, he started his optometric training at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He moved to Chico and Chico Vision Care in 2013.
He and his wife, Mei-Ling, a Bay Area native, moved to California in 2012 and joined Chico Vision Care the following year. They have two children, who are his primary source of entertainment. Dr. Pennington also enjoys reading, writing, and watching and playing many sports.
Dr. Pennington practices full-scope optometry, ranging from routine eye exams to primary care and management of ocular diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.