Matthew Watson, OD
Matthew Watson was raised in Thatcher, Arizona. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in animal science from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico Dr. Watson moved to Logan, Utah to pursue his Master’s degree in the discipline of ruminant nutrition at Utah State University. It was there that he met his amazing wife, Kathryn, and developed a profound love for the beautiful state of Utah. Dr. Watson eventually found himself back in school pursuing his doctorate degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Having a passion for patient care and a genuine love of people has made optometry a dream career for Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson is an avid outdoorsman and endless tinkerer. The Watson’s have four fantastic children and an average dog named Carl.
Ivan Russell Whetten, OD
Ivan Russell Whetten was born and raised in Orem, Utah but just recently came to the Salt Lake Valley after several years of living in Wyoming and Texas.
Dr. Whetten received his Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry where he was one of only a handful of clinicians selected to receive special training in both the neuro-ophthalmology clinic and the acclaimed Dry Eye Center at the University of Houston. He also has comprehensive experience in pediatric eye care, custom contact lens fitting, and the management of ocular diseases like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and keratoconus.
Prior to optometry school, Dr. Whetten served in the United States Marine Corps. Later, while in Optometry school he wanted to be able to serve other veterans of the armed forces and chose to further his training by completing a clinical rotation at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in SLC, UT.
When not practicing optometry, Dr. Whetten enjoys listening to music, playing drums and guitar, carving wood, road trips and playing hacky sack with his kids.
Ryan G Hayes, OD
(Salt Lake City Location)
Ryan G. Hayes was raised in Olympia, Washington. After receiving his Bachelors in Science (BS) at Utah Valley University, Ryan also received a second bachelors in Visual Sciences his Doctorate from Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Being the youngest of five children, Dr. Hayes has always been familiar with optometry. Nearly all of his family members needed glasses and two of them had complications with their eyes that left them blind. Because of this, he has always been comfortable with the eye doctor and thought that he could solve or help their problems, which is why he decided to become an optometrist.
Having started his own family, he and his beautiful wife have three kids who all have high prescriptions and have been treated with glasses and contacts. Thankfully their dad is an eye doctor. In his spare time, Dr. Hayes enjoys going on adventures with family, wood-working, and playing volleyball, basketball, and baseball.
Clifford Parker, OD
Clifford Parker was raised in Portage, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology with a minor in chemistry. He later attended graduate school and received his Doctor of Optometry from the Arizona College of Optometry in Glendale, Arizona.
Clifford’s professional interests grow from his desire to serve and help others, especially in underserved areas. He has gained this desire from his many mission trips locally and abroad. During which he obtained his Spanish language fluency.
Having been born in Utah, Clifford found himself back in the state, where he enjoys spending his spare time playing volleyball, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with his son and family.
Todd W. Mumford, OD
Dr. Todd W. Mumford was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology with a Human Biology emphasis at Brigham Young University, Dr. Mumford earned his Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude, where he also completed a two-year Graduate Fellowship in Spanish.
Dr. Mumford then served in the US Air Force as Optometry Department Chief in Oklahoma, El Salvador, North Africa, and at Hill Air Force Base. After completing his service to our nation, Dr. Mumford joined the civilian practice in 2012. Dr. Mumford enjoys all aspects of optometry, including primary eye care, treatment of ocular disease, and contact lens fitting. He is fluent in Spanish. When not practicing optometry, Dr. Mumford enjoys hiking, athletics, serving in the community, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Greg M. Wenom, OD
Greg M. Wenom, OD has practiced general optometry in Ogden, Utah since 1994. He received his professional training from the Indiana School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wenom completed a general internship session in Bloomington, and then another at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center, followed by an ocular disease focused tenure at The Eye Institute of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Wenom has a great affinity for the outdoors, a love of Utah, and a deeply felt compassion and appreciation for his patients.
Peter Kolbay, OD
Peter Kolbay was born and raised in Metuchen, N.J. He graduated from Rutgers Preparatory School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and English at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate student in the English Department at the University of Utah before earning his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kolbay moved to Utah to enjoy the beautiful mountains and deserts. He enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, and kayaking with his wife, Margot, and their son, Patrick.
Easton C Kelsey, OD
Dr. Kelsey was raised In central California. He graduated from Brigham Young University and received his bachelor’s degree in Zoology and his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry.
Doctor Kelsey then served in the US Army in Germany and Maryland. After completing his service to our nation, Doctor Kelsey joined civilian practice in 1998. Doctor Kelsey specializes in natural vision healing and is well suited to his profession as he is definitely a “people person”.
Doctor Kelsey and his wife Rebecca reside in Washington Utah and enjoy spending time with their family and grandson especially. Doctor Kelsey likes to hike, is an avid Yogi, anti-aging biohacker, crystal hunter and collector, and community builder. He is also a life coach and specializes in men who are having a midlife crisis.
Lindsay Baker Howse, OD
Lindsay Baker Howse was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving her Bachelors in Science in biology and physiology at the University of Portland, Lindsay received her Doctorate from Southern California College Of Optometry. She completed her residency specializing in ocular disease at Nova Southeastern University. When not practicing optometry, Dr. Howse enjoys skiing, running and playing with her puppies.