Dr. Thomas was born and raised in Granbury,Texas. After receiving her B.S. Biology degree in 2009 from the Texas A&M University, she attended University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry where she graduated in 2013. She is a licensed Optometric Glaucoma Specialist and able to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceuticals. She also prescribes contact lenses, glasses, and manages ocular surface disease.
Dr. Ellener “Lena” Harper was born in New Bern, North Carolina and moved around quite a bit with her military family before settling in northern Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Harper graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a B.S. in Health Science Studies and a pre-med/pre-optometry concentration. After clinical rotations through various VA hospitals Dr. Harper obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in 2020. In her free time Dr. Harper enjoys traveling, being an aunt to her 7 nephews and niece, and spending time at the beach.
Dr. Michael Latimer joined 1st Eye Care in Weatherford, July 2004. Dr. Latimer graduated from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry in 2004 after completing two internships at Houston Eye Associates, specializing in Corneal Disease and the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. In his free time, Dr. Latimer enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Dr. Tom Annunziato established the 1st Eye Care offices in 1977 and is the owner of both practices in Fort Worth and Weatherford. Dr. Tom graduated from the University of Houston College of optometry. He is an Eagle Scout, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Dr. Tom is a father of five, his favorite activity is spending quality time with his wife Tracey, and family. He has been a marathon cyclist for 22 years, and volunteers his time and medical services to shelters, churches and charities across Texas. He was awarded Optometrist of the Year for the United States in 2005, and the same year, Dr. Annuziato was also awarded Optometrist of the Year for Texas. Dr. Annuziato currently works at the Weatherford and Fort Worth locations, still serving patients with excellence and dedication.
Dr. Lauren Kaspar, a Texas Panhandle native, graduated from Texas A&M in 2016 with a degree in Biomedical Science. She then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated in 2020. After living in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky, Dr. Kaspar is happy to be back in Texas serving the people of North Texas with their eye care needs. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and family.
Please call our Fort Worth office at: 817-346-2020 or Weatherford office at: 817-341-2020 if you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
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