Gov. Deal appoints Gerald "Jerry" Prchal, O.D., to the State Board of Optometry

On Friday, Gov Nathan Deal appointed Jerry Prchal to the State Board of Optometry. Prchal has practiced optometry in Albany and Blakely since 1979.

He is currently on the board for Flint River Habitat for Humanity in Albany. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association where he served as president in 2004.

Prchal attended the University of Nebraska and received his bachelor's and optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn.

He and his wife, Sue, reside in Albany and have two grown children, Katie and Taylor. They are members of Porterfield United Methodist Church.