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Award-Winning, Nationally-Recognized Dr. Tom Arnold Announces Retirement

He has been in practice since 1984.




Dr. Tom Arnold

Dr. Tom Arnold

(PRESS RELEASE) HOUSTON, TX — Award-winning, nationally-recognized optometrist, international speaker and leading scleral contact lens expert, Dr. Thomas P. Arnold has announced his retirement from practicing optometry.

Recognized as #5 in Newsweek’s 2021 America’s Best Eye Doctors, Dr. Arnold has been in practice since 1984. Practicing at Memorial Eye Center in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Arnold has treated thousands of patients and multiple generations in the Houston area.

“I am retiring from full-time optometry and I am entering a new chapter in my professional life. I am filled with excitement, thankfulness and also a bit of sadness that I will no longer see my beloved patients everyday. Serving my patients has been the honor of a lifetime.” said Dr. Tom Arnold.

Dr. Arnold is one of the world’s foremost experts on scleral contact lenses. He is a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society and an associate member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists. Dr. Arnold, along with Dr. Melissa Barnett, are co-chairs of the International Congress of Scleral Contacts (ICSC), the first meeting in the world dedicated solely to scleral contact lenses. They also host a monthly podcast, GlobalEyes, where they speak with practitioners from around the world.

A member of the Gas-Permeable Lens Institute Advisory Board, Dr. Tom Arnold is a contributing columnist to Contact Lens Spectrum and Review of Optometric Business.


An international speaker, he has presented in Russia, Poland, India, Jordan, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico, Italy, the UK, Australia and at major meetings in the US.

Although he has retired from optometry, Dr. Tom Arnold has taken a leadership role with AEG Vision, the parent company of Memorial Eye Center.


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