An optometrist is a health care professional who has earned a degree of Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) after completing a course of study at an approved college of optometry. Optometrists begin their training with completion of a Bachelor’s degree program at an undergraduate college followed by four years at an accredited college of optometry.
Dr. Roger Weikum earned his Doctorate in Optometry in 1974, graduating from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Weikum is a Therapeutic Optometrist and has done post- graduate work in ocular therapeutics and glaucoma. He is licensed in the treatment and management of eye disease, infections, eye allergies, injuries, and an alternative to Lasik surgery – Corneal Mold for myopic reduction. He also specializes in the fitting of all types of prescription eyewear including eyeglasses, contact lenses, computer glasses and sports glasses. Dr. Weikum is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, Dallas County Optometric Association and the specialized group of 1st Eye Care doctors.
Dr. Weikum grew up on a farm in Elgin, North Dakota as one of six sons. He and his wife, Jan, enjoy spending time with their three sons, daughter-in-laws and our soon-to-be four grandchildren.