Dr. Kyle Smith
Dr. Kyle Smith, OD, is from a small town in Iowa but has been in and out of Alaska since 1999. He has advanced training in Family Practice Optometry and enjoys assisting patients of all ages with a wide variety of eye and vision problems. Some areas of special expertise and experience include specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus, post-surgical problems, and infants. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on contact lenses and vision science.
Dr. Smith feels thankful to have attended many colleges and universities. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wheaton College, a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University which included training at the University of Miami, and he completed a residency at the State University of New York College of Optometry. He has two master’s degrees: one in International Relations from The University of Oklahoma, and one in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
He spent twelve years on active duty with the Army and was stationed around the world at West Point, NY, South Korea, two tours in Germany, a deployment to Iraq, and most recently was stationed at JBER. In 2016 he decided he wanted to settle in Anchorage, so he switched from active duty to the U.S. Army Reserve to continue his military service. His Reserve time has taken him to Thailand and Guam on humanitarian missions, he was activated with the Army to assist with Alaska’s COVID response, and he has served in Africa and Honduras on civilian humanitarian trips.
Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, served for many years on the Fellow Admittance Committee for the Academy, is a reviewer for continuing education courses for the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education, and served for several years on the board for the Association of Armed Forces and Federal Service Optometric Services. He is also a co-owner of a video / Nintendo game company that develops games to test children’s vision.
Dr. Smith is married to Erika and has two children. He enjoys woodworking, fishing, and running and has run marathons on every continent. He has been with Accurate Vision Clinic since 2018.