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Dr. Kevin W. Wells

Dr. Kevin W. Wells, OD, FAAOOptometrist in Destin

Dr. Kevin W. Wells, OD, FAAO*, Diplomate, American Board of Optometry graduated East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma in 1992 where he was President and Vice-President of the Student Senate and was involved in many campus organizations. Upon graduating, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army.  After a year and a half of Active Duty Army service, Dr. Wells was accepted into the Northeastern State University College of Optometry. After graduating in 1998, Dr. Wells was in the first class of Optometric Laser Vision Correction Surgeons to be certified by the Oklahoma Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Since then, Dr. Wells has become one of the most experienced Optometric Laser Eye Surgeons in the country. He has helped thousands of people eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Wells also routinely performed laser surgery to help glaucoma patients better control their eye pressure without drops.  Currently, Florida law does not allow Optometrists to perform laser eye surgery.

Dr. Wells leaves a thriving practice in southern Oklahoma where he pioneered laser eye surgery. He was named Young Optometrist of the Year in 2006 by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Wells is an avid golfer, exercise/crossfit fanatic, and instrument-rated pilot. He enjoys spending time traveling with his two daughters, Gabrielle and Alexandra.

Dr. Wells was recently published in the Journal of the American Optometric Association, Vol. 82, No. 8. Please feel free to read the article here.

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 *Dr. Wells is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Less than 10% of optometrists achieve the Fellowship level. Dr. Wells is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO). The ABO is the national governing body that regulates board certification for optometrists. This is the only board that can designate Board Certification. Currently, less than 1% of optometrists in the US are Board Certified by the ABO. There are no optometrists on the Emerald Coast that have both distinctions.

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