Dr. Long grew up in Haven, Kansas. He went to college at Southewestern College in Winfield, KS where he played football and received all-conference honors. Dr. Long completed his optometric education at Northeastern State University College of Optometry (NSUCO) in Tahlequah OK. His externship was completed at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee OK and focused on retinal disease.
His hobbies include playing golf, finishing and hunting. Dr. Long lives in Maumee, AR with his wife Natalie and three children.