After growing up in Bend and graduating from Mountain View High School, Kirsten completed her undergraduate work at University of Puget Sound and then completed a Masters degree in Nutrition and Sports Performance at Florida State University.
Dr. Kirsten Scott completed her Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. While at Pacific University she worked as a research assistant with Dr. Alan Riechow at the Nike Vision Product Development Center. As part of her professional studies she trained under retinal, glaucoma and corneal specialists at the Eye Institute of Utah in Salt Lake City; she also trained under Dr. Terri Vasche, a recognized expert in children’s vision and vision training; and completed clinical training at Naval Air Station, North Island in San Diego, California.
While completing her Optometric training Kirsten was recognized for outstanding academic and clinical performance. She was honored with the Don Bybee Award for Achievement in Visual Training and received the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Outstanding Optometric Student Award in 2005.
After completing her Doctorate of Optometry degree Dr. Scott accepted an appointment with the US Navy. Dr. Scott was stationed in Beaufort, South Carolina where she became Optometry Department Head and provided comprehensive eyecare to recruits, active duty personnel, dependents and retirees located at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C., and Beaufort Naval Hospital.
When not practicing eyecare Kirsten enjoys the outdoors around Bend with her husband, a Physician Assistant at St. Charles Medical Center, and her two sons.
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Bend, OR 97701