BOISE, Idaho –
Optometrist Scott Lewis has been added to the Boise State baseball staff as the team's vision specialist, head coach Gary Van Tol
Dr. Lewis was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a 2005 graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. During his last year of training, he received the Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Lewis join our staff," Van Tol said. "His knowledge and passion changes lives in our community. As we continue to build our program, we want to create a culture surrounded by people and student-athletes who want to be difference-makers. We want to push the envelope and challenge our mindset to give our student-athletes every opportunity to reach their full potential. This is more than just baseball. Dr. Lewis's vision program will have an immediate impact in the overall health and welfare of our student-athletes."
In 2008, Dr. Lewis started the vision therapy/rehabilitation and vision training practice, Focus Vision Therapy Center, in the greater Boise area. He was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2009, and is the only currently practicing optometrist in the state of Idaho to have received that designation. Dr. Lewis was awarded the Idaho Business Review Accomplished under 40 award in 2012.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lewis has lectured in various places across the country on topics pertaining to vision development and skills training. He has worked with several athletic groups; performing vision screenings for the Junior Olympics organization, DePaul University, and locally with Coach Van Tol and his Idaho Cubs winter camps.
He specializes in optometry and vision therapy. His volunteer role with the Broncos will be to help student-athletes identify any eye-related development issues as well as provide visual training exercises to increase their performance in the classroom and on the field.
Boise State recently signed 13 student-athletes to bring its 2020 roster total to 25.