Dr. Kenyon Anderson
Santaquin Family Vision
www.santaquinfamilyvision.com | 801.609.2020
Sometimes, even when things are going well, people feel inspired to make changes. For Dr. Kenyon Anderson and his wife, Jennifer, that happened in 2013 when they decided to open a new optometry office in Santaquin, Utah.
They were happy in Idaho Falls with their six children. His optometry practice was seven years old at the time and flourishing. While on a family road trip, the inspiration to move to Santaquin hit them strongly.
Dr. Anderson said, “I tell people it was a divinely inspired move. We didn’t really know all the reasons why. We just felt like that’s what we were supposed to do. We didn’t feel the need to leave. We didn’t feel pressure to leave. We just went on a trip, had some feelings, looked into them, and that’s what led us down here.”
Dr. Anderson’s first experience with an eye doctor was while he was serving an LDS Church mission in Nevada. “I had never been to an eye doctor before and I went with my companion to an eye exam for his contacts. As I watched the exam, I thought that was a pretty cool profession.”
After completing his mission, Dr. Anderson received a business degree from Weber State University and then went to optometry school at the University of Missouri. In 2005, he graduated with honors and received a Doctor of Optometry degree with certification in both diagnostic and therapeutic medical eye treatment.
He and his family are grateful they acted upon the promptings they were given and like how things have gone for them in Santaquin.
In regards to his practice, Dr. Anderson said, “We’re not after the most money. We’re in it for the relationships because that is what feels the best. I don’t want anyone to ever leave our office feeling like they weren’t treated fairly or were pressured into spending more money than they needed to.”
As a family, the Andersons are close. They have Friday night party night each week and do many different activities together. They love to cook, ski, hike, camp, cook-out, watch movies, go to shows, and play games indoors and outdoors. They also love road trips and have even driven to Alaska to visit family.
Contributing to their community and supporting local businesses are important to the Andersons. They are active in LDS Church callings and donate time and money to help support local causes.
At Santaquin Family Vision, the mission statement is to provide the highest quality vision and eye health care by:
- Exceeding expectations
- Partnering with patients
- Educating the value of vision
- Ethical and honest care in a warm, friendly environment
“I always try to give patients good experiences and I feel like I do,” he said. “We’ve had good responses from our patients. I feel like it’s more important to do what is going to create the best results long term. By following our mission statement, we’ll make our customers happy and I believe we’ll continue to grow in this community.”