Dr. Bird was born and raised right here in the Salt Lake Valley. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree in Biology from Utah Valley University and then began working in the research and development department at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City.  During this time he primarily worked on “Next Generation Sequencing” technology to diagnose diseases encoded in human DNA and was awarded the National MSACL Young Investigator Grant for his contributions in diagnostic testing.

This blend of science and medicine propelled him on a path towards medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) where he would discover his love for ophthalmology. He continued his dedication to research and was elected as a board member for the UNR medical clinic designed to provide free healthcare to the underserved. Dr. Bird completed his Ophthalmology residency as chief resident at Eastern Virginia Medical School in charge of other Ophthalmology residents and their training. He has been trained in the latest minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and laser for glaucoma as well the latest in advanced cataract and refractive (LASIK, PRK, ICL) surgeries.

Dr. Bird has collaborated with specialists around the world to investigate better treatments for the patients he cares for.

He has published clinical research in collaboration with the Moran eye center related to optimizing the safety and efficiency in cataract surgery. Is a co-author for the book “Cataract – An Update on Clinical and Surgical Management” and for the book “Dry Eye diagnosis and therapy” both of which have been published internationally.

Dr. Bird loves being near the mountains in Utah where he can raise his daughters doing the outdoor adventures they enjoy including hiking, canyoneering, rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking and boating. At Davis Vision Center he enjoys helping his patients see so they can enjoy the things they love with the people they love to be around.