Matthew Watson, OD
Matthew Watson was raised in Thatcher, Arizona. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in animal science from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico Dr. Watson moved to Logan, Utah to pursue his Master’s degree in the discipline of ruminant nutrition at Utah State University. It was there that he met his amazing wife, Kathryn, and developed a profound love for the beautiful state of Utah. Dr. Watson eventually found himself back in school pursuing his doctorate degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Having a passion for patient care and a genuine love of people has made optometry a dream career for Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson is an avid outdoorsman and endless tinkerer. The Watson’s have four fantastic children and an average dog named Carl.
Ryan G Hayes, OD
Ryan G. Hayes was raised in Olympia, Washington. After receiving his Bachelors in Science (BS) at Utah Valley University, Ryan also received a second bachelors in Visual Sciences his Doctorate from Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Being the youngest of five children, Dr. Hayes has always been familiar with optometry. Nearly all of his family members needed glasses and two of them had complications with their eyes that left them blind. Because of this, he has always been comfortable with the eye doctor and thought that he could solve or help their problems, which is why he decided to become an optometrist.
Having started his own family, he and his beautiful wife have three kids who all have high prescriptions and have been treated with glasses and contacts. Thankfully their dad is an eye doctor. In his spare time, Dr. Hayes enjoys going on adventures with family, wood-working, and playing volleyball, basketball, and baseball.
Colin S. Hunsaker, OD
Growing up on a farm in Tremonton, UT, Dr. Hunsaker loves the small-town feel and way of life. Coming to Moab feels like coming home.
The need for vision correction was a constant in his family growing up. In a family where every person needs glasses, trips to the optometrist were common as a child and teen. This is where Dr. Hunsaker’s interest in eyes and their care began.
After graduating high school, he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Upon arriving home, he completed undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, majoring in neuroscience. Dr. Hunsaker then attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. While there, he was involved in various clubs and leadership positions that enhanced his experiences and made him learn more than he could have imagined about the art and science of optometry. He completed various externships giving him unique experience in pediatric optometry and ocular disease. Before working in Moab, he worked as an associate doctor in Southwestern Virginia.
When not working, he loves to work with wood, read, write, watch movies, and be with his family. Dr. Hunsaker and his wife, Alisha, are the parents of three daughters and two sons.