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Our Optometrists

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctor:

Dr. Thomas Wilkins

Dr. Wilkins is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. In the course of his studies, he completed externships at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center VA Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and St. Erik’s Eye Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The specialization of both these rotations was ocular pathology.

After graduation, Dr. Wilkins practiced in St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in a commercial setting for two years. Having missed Texas, he returned to the Austin area in 2007, and has been practicing in a variety of clinical settings since.

From 2008 to 2013 Dr. Wilkins practiced at the Texas State Optical on Oltorf Street and is now excited to open a new office at 2410 E Riverside Dr.

Dr. Wilkins’ commitment to ocular pathology and preserving patients' vision has led him to broaden his glaucoma knowledge by volunteering with a local ophthalmology group. He also has volunteered with Hospital de la Familia, which sends medical teams to Guatemala to help preserve the health of those without medical care.

Call for an Appointment, We are open!

We are making special arrangements with the current public health concerns. When you call TSO Riverside, we will space your appointment time to be mindful of social distancing and your personal comfort.

TSO Riverside is here for your vision care. We are aware of your concerns and are taking extra precautionary action for your protection and safety. We carefully sanitize all surfaces, including equipment, frames and supplies, frame boards, desks, and keyboards.

When you schedule your eye exam appointment, you can have the extra confidence that you will be safe and comfortable at Texas State Optical.

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