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Dr. Josiah Young, O. D.

Dr. Josiah Young, O. D.

Dr. Young received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. While at Ohio State, he also earned a Master of Science degree in Vision Science, focusing on the visual ability of athletes. His research on tracking a baseball during the pitch has led to ongoing eye movement studies on baseball players at Ohio State, conducted by Dr. Nicklaus Fogt and Dr. Aaron Zimmerman.

Originally from Portsmouth in Southern Ohio, Dr. Young played varsity baseball for four years at Earlham College, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

Dr. Young specializes in pediatric eye exams and contact lens fitting, focusing on meeting athletes' visual needs. He also works closely with children to treat binocular vision disorders, such as convergence insufficiency and amblyopia (lazy eye). Since joining the team in 2009, Dr. Young has established a vision therapy clinic at the Newport office, providing comprehensive care and treatment for these conditions.

Publicity and Recognition:

  • Appointed InfantSEE Advocate from Kentucky by the American Optometric Association (AOA) in September 2019
  • Voted "Young Optometrist of the Year" by the Kentucky Optometric Association in April 2016
  • Vision Monday Optometric Business Innovators in 2014
  • Featured in 20/20 Magazine – Eyeing Online
  • Featured in Review of Optometric Business – Aug 20-27, 2014

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Optometric Association
  • AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section
  • AOA Sports Vision Section
  • Kentucky Optometric Association
  • Northern Kentucky Optometric Society
  • ABO Certified Education Speaker (American Board of Opticianry)
  • Member of the Fort Thomas Lions Club
  • Earlham College Alumnus
  • Earlham Baseball Alumni Club
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Association
  • The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni and Friends Society

A Word from Dr. Young: "I see patients of all ages, but I truly enjoy working with children and those with special needs. Seeing the kids in our Vision Therapy Program progress at each visit is very rewarding."

You can follow Dr. Young on Twitter (@youngeyedoc).

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