Ryan K. Peterson, O.D.
Dr. Peterson, born in Las Vegas, graduated from Bonanza High School and attended UNLV achieving a degree in Biology. He furthered his professional goal by attending the Southern California College of Optometry (now Marshall B. Ketchum University) to receive his doctorate in Optometry. His research during optometry school focused on the relationship between lens blur and visual acuity. He returned to Las Vegas in 2005 beginning his own practice called Family Focused Eyecare. The practice focuses on glasses and contact lens prescriptions, dry eye, and diabetes care.
Professionally, Dr. Peterson has always a strong desire to constantly improve his skills and work for the benefit of his patients. Shortly after starting his company he was able to secure a position at the Paiute Health clinic serving the Native American population where he helped manage many patients with diabetes. He provided free eye care for patients attending the substance abuse program directed by the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. These experiences helped prime him for he greatest clinical experience working with Dr. Peter DeBry at NV Eye Surgery where he continues his work on dry eye, post operative care, and glaucoma management. It has brought him great pleasure and incomparable clinical experience to be a part of that team to which he is truly grateful.
Dr. Peterson is married to his wife, Kimberly, and they are blessed with three children. His family is his proudest achievement. He is active in his church and served a two year mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Peterson has participated on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and continues to volunteer for them for different events, including fund raising. He has raised over $10,000 to aid in the research to find a cure for the diesease. Over the last years he has found a passion for running he has run many half marathons, the St. George marathon, and the Las Vegas Ragnar. He also enjoys getting on his bicycle and riding up at Red Rock.