Dr. Otto grew up in a small farming town in Illinois, but moved to warmer climate for his college years at the University of Miami, majoring in Chemistry and post graduate studies in Chemical Oceanography. Deciding that a career in research was not for him he changed fields of interest and entered and completed his Optometric studies at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California.
Wanting to move back to Florida after graduation he decided that Key West matched a lot of the small town qualties he enjoyed as a child. He opened his practice in Key West in 1979. His older son Travis was born in Fullerton and raised in Key West and Cory was born and raised in K.W.– a conch, who now runs the office and the optical department.
Dr. Otto over the years has been involved in many civic and volunteer organizations. He is past president of the Lions Club and noon Rotary Club, he helped established and participated for many years in the grade school vision screening program and has been a long time board member of MARC.
Professionally, he has been a 31 year active member in the American Optometric Assoc. and the Florida Optometric Assoc.. His patient care is centered around having patients questions answered and providing the latest in diagnostic technology and equipment. His interest are in Macula Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. He is available for appointments Monday thru Friday. New patients are welcomed.