Dr. Beckstead was born in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from Brigham Young University and attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was inducted into the national osteopathic honors society, Sigma Sigma Phi. Dr. Beckstead completed a transitional medical internship year in Newport News, Virginia at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He then trained as an Ophthalmology Resident at Penn State Eye Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. During his time as a resident, he took great pride in delivering high-quality care to the military heroes at the VA Eye Clinic in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. After ophthalmology residency training, he elected to complete an additional fellowship year in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. It was during this year that Dr. Beckstead enjoyed teaching residents and medical students, while managing complex medical and surgical ophthalmic cases as a clinical instructor. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Beckstead specializes in surgical correction of droopy eyelids, tear drainage abnormalities, periocular trauma, and has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of periocular cancers. Additionally, he has expertise in the latest techniques in cataract surgery and the management of general ophthalmic disease.