Kelsey Trast, O.D. earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Oklahoma State University, and her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. While at the University of Houston College of Optometry, she completed a clinical rotation at the Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she treated rehabilitated inpatients. She was inducted into the Gold Key International Society for academic achievement.
Dr. Trast went on to complete her Community Health internship working at the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, where she managed glaucoma and diabetes, and fit custom medical contact lenses. Dr. Trast completed a second Private Practice rotation at Eyecare of Greenville. Dr. Trast also completed Myopia Management Certification with the University of Houston, to treat children so their eyes do not grow worse each year.
Dr. Trast completed a post-doctoral residency at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where she specialized in Pediatric Optometry with emphases in Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation. There she participated in surgical consults and taught doctoral candidates in Urgent Care clinics. She has also published in multiple scientific journals, including Optometry and Vision Science.
Dr. Trast is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and board certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry to perform medical eye exams and administer injections. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association.
Dr. Trast is licensed as a doctor in Texas and Illinois, and has traveled extensively to obtain the most elite post-doctoral education available.
Dr. Trast spends her free time with family and pets enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys volunteering and helping special needs children both at volunteer clinics and events.