Dr. Diane Giffen grew up in the Akron, Ohio area. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Akron, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in pre-professional biology. She then attended the Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she received her doctorate degree in optometry. She is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the optometry honor fraternity. She has also been a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association for over 20 years.