Education: Pacific University College of Optometry
Specialties: dry eye disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration
Dr. Schmitt started his medical career as a clinical laboratory scientist. This foundation of performing and interpreting complex medical testing has helped form his unique approach to healthcare. It also helped him realize that he preferred the company of people over test tubes.
Since graduation, Dr. Schmitt has been an innovator in a variety of clinical settings including a corneal transplant and cataract surgery center, a specialty contact lens practice, and multiple Lasik surgery centers. His greatest achievement in eye care has been the creation of Spectacle's Share Sight Initiative, which partners with other local companies to provide free exams and eyewear to members of our community who are in need.
At home, Dr. Schmitt is a loving husband and father of five kids (two of which have four legs). He also enjoys snow skiing, amateur movie production, and reminiscing about a former life when he'd frequent one of Portland's many incredible restaurants with his wife, Brooke.