Dr. Staten is a native of Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University for undergraduate education. His desire to help people led him into the Optometric Profession. His doctorate of Optometry was earned in 1978 at Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon. After graduation he was Director of Visual Training at the Colorado Optometric Center. In 1980, he moved to the Reno area for its mountain environment. Dr. Staten practices Primary Care Optometry with emphasis in difficult Contact Lens fitting. Dr. Staten has extensive co-management experience with both Lasik and cataract surgery, including the new Rezoom/Restore Multifocal lenses as well as the newer Crystalens.