Dr. Keith joined the Eye Care Center team in 2014. He is a native of Sherwood, ND. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Minot State University he went on to optometry school and received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2008. At graduation he was awarded the Dean's Award, the highest honor in his class.
Following optometry school Dr. Keith completed a hospital-based residency at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, where he received further training in ocular disease. In 2009, he joined the full-time faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, IL. As an Assistant Professor, his primary focus was clinical teaching of optometry students and residents while seeing patients at the Illinois Eye Institute. He also taught in the laboratory, the classroom, and served as the Chief of Eye Care Services at the Sidney Hillman Health Center, a multi-disciplinary health center in Chicago. His passion for education was acknowledged by receiving six teaching awards while at ICO. In addition, Dr. Keith has been an active instructor on the KMK Educational Services team since 2010 teaching review courses to optometry students preparing for their national board exams. He also teaches continuing education to practicing optometrists at regional and national meetings. Dr. Keith is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the Minnesota Optometric Association.
He and his wife Megan reside in St. Louis Park. In their spare time, they enjoy exploring the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and being active on foot or road bike.