Meet Dr. Joshua Watt
Dr. Watt never enjoyed reading growing up and school never came very easy to him. Even though he saw his optometrist every year growing up he never needed glasses and always had 20/20 vision. At the beginning of every school year he would rededicate himself to staying on top of the reading assignments given to him from his teachers. By the end of the first month of school he was behind in his reading assignments and deflated because once again he did not achieve his goal. Anytime that he would go to read or study he would typically fall asleep within 10-15 minutes of starting to read. These issues continued throughout middle school, high school, undergraduate, and half of optometry school.
It was in optometry school that he started realizing that maybe it could be his eyes that were causing the problems with reading. During a class on binocular vision he saw for the first time a symptoms checklist that described much of what he experienced when reading. Right then and there he realized that he had an issue that had affected him through most of his life. At the age of 26 years old and halfway through optometry school he did vision therapy to correct the Convergence Insufficiency that he struggled with. He then committed to helping children and getting involved in vision therapy. No child should have to wait until they are 26 years old to resolve issues that can be corrected at much earlier ages.
Dr. Watt has been married to his high school sweetheart Ashley for over 11 years. They have 5 kids, Kaitlyn, Jaxon, Jett, Charlotte, and Caroline. They are busy continually chasing them around and enjoying the outdoors of beautiful Colorado. Born and Raised in Colorado, Dr. Watt was glad to return to Colorado and have the wonderful opportunity to raise his family here after being gone for 10 years while attending undergrad and optometry school.
Dr. Watt graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Exercise Science. He attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. There he was actively involved in the school programs and activities and was the president of the Sports Vision Club, Colorado State Club, and the National Student Liaison for OEPF. He did his externships at Child and Family Eyecare in Wichita, KS and the Medical Group Hospital at Air Force Academy.
- College of Optometrist in Vision Development
- Optometric Extension Program Foundation
- AOA Sports Vision Section
- Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
- Colorado Optometric Association
- American Optometric Association
- Southern Colorado Optometric Society