Dr. Bernhardt has worked with Ensight since 2014 providing low vision assessments and recommendations for ocular devices and other low vision tools.
Dr. Bernhardt has worn glasses or contacts for most of his life, and he knew from an early age he wanted to be an optometrist. One of his rotations in optometry school involved working with patients at the Washington School for the Blind. He learned that many of those patients had gone from doctor to doctor only to hear that there was nothing that the doctors could do to help them with their vision. Before they found low vision specialists like Ensight, many gave up on hobbies and activities that they loved. Dr. Bernhardt finds it rewarding to see an individual, with the help of new tools and practice, get back to doing activities and to reading the books they’ve missed out on for so long.
Dr. Bernhardt graduated from the Pacific University of Optometry in Oregon in 2012 and has worked as an optometrist in several settings as well as with Ensight Skills Center.