Dr. O’Brien was born and raised in Central Texas and has lived within Liberty Hill since 2014. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received her doctorate of Optometry from The University of Houston College of Optometry in 2009. She has worked in the eye care industry since 2003 and has 20 years of experience. In 2014 she received a Fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (F.C.O.V.D.). In optometry school she was awarded clinical letters of excellence and distinguished awards in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Medical Eye Service Clinics. She is licensed in Texas to practice optometry as a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist.
Dr. O’Brien has experience with cataract and LASIK comanagement, treating eye emergencies, dry eye, glaucoma, myopia management, specialty contact lenses, low vision needs, and double vision. For the past 10 years she served as the clinical director at a specialty clinic providing vision therapy services for children and adults with learning-related vision disorders, strabismus and amblyopia, and post-concussion and stroke rehabilitation. In 2015 she became Assistant Adjunct Clinical Faculty with The University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry where she supervised residents training in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. She also served on the advisory board for the Foundation for Vision and Learning.
Dr. O’Brien is experienced in seeing patients as young as six months of age and is an InfantSEE provider, which provides the first no cost vision exam to infants between 6-12 months of age.
She is a member of the Central Texas Optometric Society, Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and The College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
She has presented continuing education lectures to the Central Texas Optometric Society, and posters at The Annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development Meeting as well as The American Academy of Optometry and The American Optometric Association.
Dr. O’Brien believes in spending quality time to understand the concerns and unique needs of her patients. She has a keen eye for detail and loves to develop personalized treatment plans to help her patients enhance, develop, and preserve their vision during all stages of life. She strongly believes that vision isn’t just 20/20 eye sight, and that enhancing vision can change lives.
When she is not in the clinic, Dr. O’Brien and her husband Brian are busy raising their son and daughter. She enjoys music, hiking, pilates, Peloton, and has recently taken up indoor bouldering.