Dr. Damon Mortensen was born in Fullerton, CA while his father was attending optometry school. He was raised in Rexburg, ID and is the 2nd of 5 children. By participating in school sports, he gained valuable characteristics such as dedication and hard work. He served a 2 year LDS mission in St. Louis, MO after which he attended Ricks College where he played football for the Vikings during the college’s last year of collegiate sports. He received his Bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University (BYU) Provo, UT in 2005.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he received his optometric education from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) in 2009.
He completed a series of rotational trainings which include:
SCCO Eye Care Center where he became experienced in low vision, pediatrics, contact lenses, primary care, vision therapy, and ocular disease.
Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center which provided extensive experience in treating conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, ocular hypertension, and macular degeneration.
Salt Lake City Moran Eye Center where he received training in fitting difficult contact lenses such as for Keratoconus.
Hoopes Vision Surgical Center in Sandy, UT which allowed him to become efficient in co-managing surgical procedures such as Lasik, PRK, cataracts, and PKP (corneal transplants).
Southwest Vision private practice in St. George, UT which provided a broad range of optometric care from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Following his rotations, Dr. Mortensen received his Doctor of Optometry degree and returned home to Rexburg, ID and joined the Rexburg Vision Center in June of 2009. He is a member of the AOA and IOP. He is married to Jessica (Davies) Mortensen and they have 3 children. Dr. Mortensen enjoys spending time with his family as well as most all sports. He especially enjoys golf, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling.