Dr. Thomas attended medical school and completed internship in Internal Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, in Nashville, Tennessee where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship. During this time he was active in organized medicine and participated in basic research in molecular physiology and biophysics as well as clinical research in ophthalmology.
He completed a three year ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas-Houston. While at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Thomas participated in research in the field of laser vision correction (LASIK), investigating corneal ablation surface smoothness via electron microscopy with various LASIK platforms for which he received the best resident research project award. During his final year of residency Dr. Thomas was chosen by the faculty to serve as Chief Resident and was selected as the most outstanding resident in ophthalmology by his peers.
Following residency, he completed an additional year of training in the field of cornea and external disease of the eye at the Baylor College of Medicine, with an emphasis in ocular surface disease, corneal transplants, refractive surgery (LASIK), and advanced cataract surgery.
Dr. Thomas is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society, the Texas Ophthalmological Society, and the Houston Ophthalmological Society. He has also served on the executive committee of the Houston Eye Associates for the past five years as well as the board of directors for the Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital of Kingwood. Dr. Thomas is a founding member of Houston Eye International which seeks to enable state of the art ophthalmic care internationally.
In his spare time he volunteers as a board member and contributing/traveling surgeon for Benevolent Missions International and the Houston Eye Foundation. He has performed sight restoring surgery on multiple medical mission trips to Central America and is a member of Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston.
Offering services for a diverse array of ophthalmic disorders at the Kingwood location of the Houston Eye Associates, Dr. Thomas specializes in advanced technology laser cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK), and surgical and medical treatments of the cornea. Dr. Thomas is proud to introduce the very latest in corneal refractive/LASIK technology from Zeiss ophthalmic in our newly launched Kingwood refractive suite.