Dr. Kaleb Abbott attended Texas A&M University where he earned his bachelor of science in nutrition. He then received his doctorate of optometry and masters of science in physiological optics and vision science from the University of Houston.
While in optometry school, Dr. Abbott was Vice-President of Beta Sigma Kappa (the international optometric honor society) and secretary / technology chair of the Student Optometric Practice Management Association. During summers and free time, Dr. Abbott conducted research on a newly discovered photoreceptor in the eye which modulates circadian rhythm. He authored multiple publications regarding blue light, sleep wake cycles, melatonin levels, and refractive error. During this time, he presented this research at multiple conferences around the nation and was awarded the best student presentation at the American Academy of Optometry.
During his 4th year of optometry school, Dr. Abbott completed externship rotations at the Katy Veteran Affairs Hospital and Bellaire Family Eye Care. At the Katy VA he predominately managed ocular disease including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and various retinal conditions. At Bellaire Family Eye Care, he focused on fitting specialty contact lenses (mainly scleral lenses) and the diagnosing and management of pediatric binocular vision disorders requiring vision therapy.
More recently Dr. Abbott worked at a refractive surgery center where he saw pre and post operative patients for corneal and cataract surgeries and treated corneal degenerations, dystrophies, and infections.
Recently, Dr. Abbott became dissatisfied with the sunglasses options for his pediatric patients, which led to him designing a new type of kids sunglasses which utilizes slap bracelets. When not wearing them, kids can “snap” these sunglasses on their wrists, bicycle handlebars, strollers — pretty much anything. His company is called SunSnap Kids and will launch Fall of 2019.