Dr. Kent G. Yount earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Pacific University before graduation Cum laude from the Pacific University College of Optometry in 1988. He completed an additional year-long residency/fellowship in ocular disease and pathology at the Omni Eye Center in Denver Colorado. After beginning his career in Boulder in 1989, he joined Dr. Loomis in 1995.
He sat on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Optometric Association, where he served as President in 2005. Dr. Yount is an adjunct professor for Southern California College of Optometry; where early in his career, he lectured and instructed fellow Colorado optometrists in acquiring therapeutic certification. He has been a frequent lecturer in Ocular disease and has been published in Optometric literature.
He is past Chairman of the Eye Care Benefits Committee and sits on the educational committee for the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society. He is a past board member that represented the state of Colorado on the Southwest Council of Optometry and the Great Western Council Optometry, a regional board comprised of 13 western regional states. He also became a Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry in 2011 and represents Colorado as a liaison for this board.
Dr. Yount was selected Young Optometrist of the Year by the Colorado Optometric Association in 1996, Colorado’s Optometrist of the year in 2013 and received the COA’s Distinguished Service award in 2018. In his free time, Dr. Yount loves to cycle and spend time outdoors. He and his wife Shawna, have 3 girls Madison, Katie, and Sarah, son-in-laws Luke and Forrest, and grandchildren Levi and Nolan.