MEET THE TEAM
DR. JONATHAN TSAO
Hello, I'm Dr. Tsao (pronounced sao) and I was born and raised in Sugar Land, TX. I’ve been visiting the optometrist since the age of five. I was the kid sporting the stylish coke bottle glasses everyone wished they had. The patient who could not sit still for the eye puff test or tell the difference between one or two. Over the years as a patient, I was able to witness the evolution of optometry. I was fascinated by the therapeutic optometrist’s ability to treat and manage ocular diseases and decided to pursue my career in optometry.
Upon graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, I came home in pursuit of my doctorate at the University of Houston College of Optometry. I completed my clinical rotations at the Vision Source Ambulatory Surgical Center, Glaucoma Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Clinic, and Binocular Vision Training Clinic.
My internships specialized in Ocular Disease and Refractive/Ocular Surgery. I interned at the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, TX, where I managed and treated ocular diseases including dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. My other internship was at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. The program at NSU provided advanced training in ocular disease and surgery, where I performed surgical procedures including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Laser Peripheral Iridotomy and YAG Laser Capsulotomy. At NSU, I also worked at the W.W Hastings Hospital where I treated ocular emergencies.
I am very fortunate to have gained invaluable experiences working at various practices. Eye Theory is a culmination of the knowledge and skills developed over the years. I want to improve the quality of life for others, as optometry has done for me. I’d be honored to be your primary eye care provider and have you join our family.
Why did you decide to become an optician?
Growing up I wanted to teach political science, but later realized my true calling was in fashion. I love fashion eyewear and becoming an optician enabled me to share my passion with others.
What do you love most about Houston?
The diversity of Houston is amazing!
What is your favorite hobby?
Anything plants! I can spend hours at my local nursery.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
John Lennon, The Obamas, Queen Elizabeth II, Joy Behar, and Kamala Harris