Dr. Mark Yates
Learn about our optometrist, Mark Yates. Dr. Yates explains that at age 12, his vision issues and his doctor inspired him to become an optometrist. He takes pride in helping his patients in a positive and comfortable environment. He remains dedicated to his patients in Phoenix, providing excellent ocular care.View transcript
[00:00:09.480] When I was a kid, [00:00:10.320] I had some vision problems, [00:00:11.600] and my optometrist helped me to resolve those vision issues. [00:00:18.320] Also, those things affected my learning [00:00:20.360] in school, and the resolution of those things had a positive impact in my life. [00:00:25.640] I liked my optometrist. He was a great guy. [00:00:27.840] He was a really great doctor [00:00:29.560] and I wanted to be like him. [00:00:31.640] Those things helped me to make that decision. [00:00:33.560] I decided at a very young age, I was age 12 [00:00:35.880] and I decided to be an optometrist. [00:00:38.560] My most favorite part of working here [00:00:40.960] is the interaction that I have daily with patients. [00:00:44.200] I really enjoy working with people and I get a positive feedback from them. [00:00:49.200] I think in educating patients, that's the most important thing, too. [00:00:52.440] When people understand what is going on with their treatment, [00:00:56.000] they respond positively and that makes it all worthwhile for me. [00:01:01.520] They were very personable. [00:01:03.200] They asked me questions just not about my eyes, [00:01:07.600] but about my life in general, what was going on [00:01:12.360] and that made me feel more comfortable. [00:01:14.520] I was not just coming here because something was wrong with my eyes. [00:01:17.960] It was almost like coming to family is what it became. [00:01:21.720] Well, we like to spend a lot of time with our patients. [00:01:24.600] We like to make everyone feel [00:01:25.880] that they're the most important person we've seen all day. [00:01:29.040] We like to make people feel that they're getting the highest quality eye care here. [00:01:33.080] I like for my patients to feel like [00:01:35.040] they're being treated as a person, not just as a pair of eyes [00:01:38.520] that have come in. [00:01:39.320] I love what I do, and I knew that I would when I was a kid, [00:01:43.120] and I still love what I do very much and plan to practice for many years.