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Dr. David Kading: A Pioneer in Contact Lenses, Dry Eye, and Specialty Contact Lenses
Meet Dr. David Kading, a vanguard in the field of optometry recognized globally for his extensive contributions to contact lens technology, dry eye treatment, and specialty contact lenses. As one of the top 50 optometry influencers of all time, a member of the elite top 250 innovators, and the lead of one of the top 10 best practices in eye care, Dr. Kading has carved a niche for himself as a leading expert in eye health and vision care.

Born and raised in South Dakota, Dr. Kading embarked on his journey in optometry at Pacific University, where he laid the foundation for his illustrious career. His pursuit of excellence led him to complete a post-graduate residency in Corneal and Contact Lenses, equipping him with the skills and knowledge to revolutionize eye care practices.

Based in Seattle, Dr. Kading operates three specialized practices that focus on Dry Eye, Specialty Lenses, and Myopia Management. These practices are not just centers for patient care but also hubs for innovation and research in their respective areas. Dr. Kading’s hands-on approach to patient care, combined with his relentless pursuit of advancing eye health solutions, sets his practices apart in the field of optometry.

As the co-owner of Optometric Insights, Dr. Kading is changing the landscape of optometric education. He empowers students and practicing doctors with innovative strategies and perspectives on practice management, patient care, and business development. Through his leadership, Optometric Insights has become a pivotal resource for the next generation of optometrists, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation in the optometric community.

Dr. Kading’s commitment to education extends beyond his practices and entrepreneurial endeavors. He is deeply involved in post-graduate education, hosting a residency program in Seattle where he mentors residents and conducts cutting-edge research. His work not only advances the field of optometry but also ensures that new practitioners are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques.

An acclaimed international lecturer and prolific writer, Dr. Kading has authored thousands of papers and articles, sharing his expert insights and research findings with the global optometry community. His teaching style is renowned for bringing about innovation and offering simplified perspectives on complex conditions, making him a sought-after speaker and educator.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Kading is an active member of several medical and charity boards, contributing his expertise to further the causes of health and wellness. Despite his busy schedule, he finds the greatest joy in spending time with his family. He and his wife, Kristi Kading, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, share their passion for optometry with their three daughters, creating a legacy of eye care excellence.

Dr. Kading’s influence also extends to the digital world through his podcasts: “The OI Show” and “The Myopia Podcast.” These weekly podcasts are a testament to his dedication to spreading knowledge and innovations in eye care, downloaded by practitioners worldwide who seek to stay at the forefront of the industry.

Dr. David Kading stands as a beacon of innovation, education, and patient care in the field of optometry. Through his practices, teachings, and research, he continues to shape the future of eye health, making a lasting impact on patients, students, and professionals across the globe. Join us in exploring the visionary world of Dr. Kading, where every discovery and advancement brings us closer to a future of unparalleled eye care.

Learn more about The Myopia Podcast.

About The Myopia Podcast

The Myopia Podcast is all about creating an engaging and educational environment to discuss all things myopia. 

You can expect impactful content delivered in a concise format, with each episode lasting less than 30 minutes. The Myopia Podcast covers a wide range of topics related to myopia management, including expert interviews, case studies, success stories, and evidence-based strategies.

Gain fresh perspectives, learn about cutting-edge technologies, and discover innovative techniques for managing myopia in children. It’s a valuable resource for optimizing your approach to myopia management. Listen to the latest episode today!

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Myopia management is an ever-evolving field, and Dr. Kading strongly believes in collaboration to develop and discuss new ideas with respected voices around the world. 

If you’re interested in consulting with Dr. Kading, please feel free to connect with us to discuss new opportunities and professional development. 

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Downloadable E-Guides

The Myopia Handbook is coming soon! 

When you sign up, you’ll get access to informative myopia management content designed to make complex concepts accessible and relatable. The Myopia Handbook by Dr. David Kading is an essential guide for eye care professionals navigating the field of myopia management.

We will store all future e-guides here, and all you have to do is sign up to access them.

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