Dr Way was born and raised in Northwest Houston. He attended Klein schools throughout his pre-collegiate education. He later went on to earn his bachelor degree in Biology from the University of St Thomas in downtown Houston. He graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following college, Dr Way earned his Optometric Doctorate at University of Houston College of Optometry. There he excelled in both class and clinic. He graduated fourth in his class and received letters of excellence for his clinical skills during every semester.
Upon graduating, Dr Way founded Spring Klein Vision Center with the mission of providing the most medically advanced eyecare in Houston, and to deliver that care with the personal touch of a small town doctor. Dr Way is licensed to the highest level attainable for optometrists in Texas, and he is one of the first 75 optometrists in Texas to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry. He is certified to treat common eye diseases, including glaucoma and cataracts. Dr Way's chairside manner is thorough and patient. He enjoys discussing and educating patients about their eye health. He has a special interest in treating children of all ages as well as managing complex contact lens fitting, and comanaging cataract and LASIK surgeries.
Aside from his practice, Dr Way has served as an attending doctor for the Univ. of Houston College of Optometry where he assisted in training future optometrists. He occasionally lectures to students and other doctors in the field of successful practice management strategies, and he has lectured and assisted Klein ISD nurses regarding children's vision problems and learning disorders.
To give back to the school district that educated him so well, Dr Way founded a program and continues to work closely with Klein ISD nurses to provide free eyecare and glasses to students who cannot otherwise afford it. This KISD Vision Outreach program provides up to 80 free eye exams and glasses to Klein students each year. Along with the outreach program, Dr Way recently partnered with the Essilor Vision Foundation to orchestrate a multi day event at several Klein elementary schools to provide free eyecare and glasses to over 225 students on campus. As a result of this volunteer work with Klein ISD, Dr Way was among the first 4 recipients of the KISD district wide Friend of Freedom Award.
Dr Way is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In February 2015, Dr. Way received the "Young Optometrist of the Year" Award from the Texas Optometric Association. This award is given to an OD younger than 40 who exhibits significant contributions to the profession on a local, state, and national level. Dr. Way has also served on the board for the Harris County Optometric Society.
Dr Way is very active in local politics and serves as the key optometry contact for TX Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and his friend TX State Rep Patricia Harless and his friend TX State Rep Allen Fletcher.
Dr Way enjoys waterskiing, fishing, hunting, and target/skeet shooting, but he spends most of his free time with his beautiful wife Sharon, his lovely triplet daughters Sydney, Morgan, and Natalie, and his son Aidan. He and his family live in Rosehill, TX (just West of Tomball).
Dr Way and his family are active members of the Faithbridge United Methodist Church in Spring, TX