Dr. Colin Kingston grew up in the suburbs of Burlington, Vermont. He became attracted to optometry as a profession as a young teen when he went for his first eye exam. Dr. Kingston was drawn to the warmth and professionalism of his own optometrist at that visit. The amazement and gratitude he felt at the improvement in quality of life glasses afforded him inspired him to help others achieve the safe comfort and clarity.
Dr. Kingston earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. As an interdisciplinary major, neuroscience provided him a well-rounded approach to learning, ideal for a medical professional. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Kingston applied to and was accepted by his first choice of optometry schools, The Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Throughout the years of his professional schooling, Dr. Kingston trained alongside excellent clinicians in various aspects of optometry up and down the east coast. He gained clinical experience with surgical eye management in Maryland, ocular disease training in Maine, specialty and primary contact lens care in North Carolina, and pediatric eye care in Philadelphia.
To further his skills and knowledge base of ocular health and wellbeing, Dr Kingston chose to do a residency in ocular disease at the White River Junction Veteran’s Association in White River Junction, Vermont. At this site he treated a vast patient base with a high concentration of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, dry eye, and macular degeneration. He gained invaluable insights and clinical pearls from excellent attending doctors alike and collaborated on many complex systemic and ocular cases.
Dr. Kingston enjoys getting to know his patients one-on-one in a relaxed office environment while educating and also learning from them.
Outside of work, Dr. Kingston continues his studies outside through continuing education seminars in order to be a knowledgeable and informed provider.
Residency: White River Junction Veteran’s Association
Concentration: Ocular Disease
Date of Graduation: June 2020
Professional: The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Degree: Doctor of Optometry
Date of Graduation: May 2019
Undergraduate: The College of William & Mary
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
Date of Graduation: May 2014
High school: Burlington High School, Burlington, Vermont
Date of Graduation: June 2009
NBEO Part 1, applied basic sciences (March 2018)
NBEO Part 2, patient assessment and management, Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease (TMOD) (December 2018)
NBEO Part 3, clinical skills (October 2018)
NBEO Injections Skills Exam (May 2019)
State of Pennsylvania, Therapeutics and Glaucoma (2020)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Class Treasurer 2015-2016
Board of Trustees Scholarship 2015
Magna Cum Laude Graduate William & Mary 2014
American Optometric Association - member at large 2015-present
Pennsylvania Optometric Association - member at large 2020-present
Outside of work, Dr Kingston loves to spend time with his friends and loved ones. He enjoys hiking, reading, golf, tennis, and other outdoor recreation.