Elizabeth Thomas grew up in Houston, Texas and received her undergraduate B.S. degree in Human Nutrition and Foods from the University of Houston. After graduation, she was chosen by the United States Army to complete a dietetic internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as an officer. Her first duty assignment was at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center (FAMC) as the Chief of Clinical Dietetics. It was there at FAMC where she became fascinated with the effects of nutrition on the eyes. Soon after she began to volunteer after hours in the FAMC Optometry Clinic, she was accepted to Pacific University College of Optometry where she graduated with distinction and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa – International Optometric Honor Society.
She completed her training at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, a laser vision correction facility in Denver, and a vision therapy practice in Wheatridge, Colorado. She is certified by the National Board of Optometric Examiners of Optometry and has been practicing the full scope of optometry for patients of all ages. She is trained in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, pre and post operative care of patients undergoing LASIK or cataract surgery, and holds a strong interest in contact lens fittings. For 14 years, she has worked in primary care clinics for underserved children and adults all around the Denver area and also worked in a LASIK surgery center. She is a member of the Colorado Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three teenage children, and husband, and loves to dance tap, jazz, and modern/contemporary styles of dance. She also enjoys skiing and snowboarding.