Dr. Rast is a 1994 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. He joined 1st Eye Care of Plano in June of 1994 after completing an internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, Oregon. In the Fall of 2001, he earned the additional certification of Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. His primary interests and areas of expertise are primary care, contact lenses, and sports vision.
Dr. Rast has served as the President of the North Texas Optometric Society and is an active member in both the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. He has conducted clinical research studies for both pharmaceutical and contact lens manufacturers and especially likes participating in pre-release contact lens studies so he can have a working knowledge of the newest technologies available. When he is not seeing patients, he lectures extensively at area schools and service groups.