Dr. Hite was born in Boston and grew up in Provo, Utah. He graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a degree in Exercise Science. His interest in pursuing Optometry was developed as a child. He watched his grandmother, who lived with the family, suffer the effects of end stage Macular Degeneration. Her frustrations with life changing vision loss resonated with him. He decided to pursue a career that could help others maintain the best vision possible. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry in 2013.
He has worked in the Optometry field since 2007, as an Optometric Assistant and Optician until he started Optometry School. His areas of specialty include Ocular Disease Management, Pediatric Eye Care, Contact Lenses, Surgical Co-Management, Primary Care Optometry, Dry Eye Management and Refractive Patient Care.
Dr. Hite is fluent in Spanish and recalls his favorite patient story about a Spanish speaking patient. She had never had an eye exam (she was 74) and was thrilled to to find a doctor who she could understand. Through examination, Dr. Hite found that she had advanced cataracts. He worked with a local surgeon to have them removed. The changes in her life following the surgery were profound. He notes, “My last day seeing her she proudly brought in dozens of photos of her grandchildren, grandchildren that she was never able to see before because of her cataracts. She and I shared some tears in the miracle that restored her vision and allowed her to see her loved ones for the first time.”
He has traveled to Uganda, Africa twice on research trips but calls Colorado home. He enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby boy, hiking, camping, biking and being active in church activities.
Dr. David Hite is looking forward to meeting new patients!