Dr. Curtis R. Baxstrom

Ever since receiving his first pair of glasses in 6th grade, Dr. Baxstrom felt he wanted to be in a profession that made a difference in people’s lives. During completion of his Doctorate in Optometry in 1984, he became very interested in the development of vision and it’s relationship with reading and learning. With his interests deepening, he completed a Master’s degree in Reading at Seattle Pacific University in 1987.

Professionally he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a consultant to several school districts as well as Good Samaritan, St. Joseph’s, Highline Community and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospitals. He has lectured nationally and internationally on visual development, reading, dyslexia, head trauma, amblyopia and strabismus. He has also published original papers in a number of journals.


American Optometric Association (AOA)

Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW)

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Founding member and Fellow of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

Optometric Extension Program (OEP)

Parents Active for Vision Education (PAVE)