Dr. Ackerson grew up in Granger, Utah. He chose a career in Optometry at the early age of 16 during his high school education. He completed his undergraduate studies at the College of Eastern Utah and Utah State University. He attended The Ohio State University’s College of Optometry, graduating in 2000. Ackerson EyeCare opened in the beautiful Heber Valley in the spring of 2001. Dr. Ackerson served on the Utah Optometry Association Board from 2006 to 2007 and was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Association in 2008. He is active in his service to the community and works to provide for those in need. He is an active tennis player and sailplane pilot. He is grateful for a community and environment that provides such amazing opportunities for recreational enjoyment.