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Dr. Kaufman founded Woodlands Eye Associates in 1976. He provides comprehensive eye examinations and is Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. Dr. Kaufman is also an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.  He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Western Illinois University, and a B.S. degree and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston. While serving in the Air Force, Dr. Kaufman managed eyecare for pilots with specialized aviation needs. He has continued to provide aviation vision care in his private practice to patients who are both commercial and private pilots. He served in the Air Force as a hospital-based optometry officer and was an instructor of contact lenses at the University of Houston. He has served as past president of the CISD Board and as board member. In 2007, Kaufman Elementary in Imperial Oaks, was named in his honor. cougar
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doctors small 02Dr. Wright is Certified in the  Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. He is also an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston and his undergraduate degree in biology from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Dr. Wright performed internships at the Eyecare and Surgery Center in Dallas, with emphasis in eye infections and disease, and at Turtle Creek Eye Associates in Dallas, with emphasis in all types of contact lens fitting and management. He received letters of excellence in all four clinics at the University Eye Institute at the University of Houston. Dr. Wright was recently named The Woodlands 2016 Living Magazine Readers' Choice Winner for Optometrist.


dr brownDr. Brown, who joined the practice in 2005, is a certified Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She completed her Doctorate at the University of Houston College Of Optometry where she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.  Dr. Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Texas at Arlington, with a minor in chemistry.  During her externship, she received extensive training in primary optometric care as well as pre-operative and post-operative management of glaucoma, cataracts, retinal diseases, and LASIK vision correction.


doctors small 06Dr. Slade is the director of Slade & Baker Visionand has been a surgical consultant to the Woodlands Eye Associates since 1986. Slade has received numerous awards including China Service Medal Refractive Surgeon of the Year and the Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to name a few. He has produced surgical instruments and has two pending U.S. patents in refractive surgery. He is the lead investigator for many new technologies including laser microkeratomes and the new lens for presbyopia, to avoid reading glasses. He has numerous firsts to his credit:

  • Performed the first LASIK in the United States in 1991
  • •Has nation’s longest experience with Laser Cataract Surgery, all laser LASIK, accommodating IOLs (Crystalens) and the implantable contact lens (ICL).
  • Performed the first laser cataract surgery in the United States  (more)

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