Dr. Thomas Paz

I was born in Las Cruces New Mexico and, except for my time away at school, have been a lifelong resident. My wife, Janet and I have two daughters – Kristen and Kiana. I am the youngest of seven children born to Dr. Raymond Paz and Mrs. Carrie Paz. I love parenting and enjoy golfing and fishing. I have been an active member of the Branigan Cultural Center Foundation, the A.H.E.A.D. Scholarship Fund, and the La Entrada Committee of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces.

I proudly took over my father’s optometric practice in 1988. Over the years I have been fortunate to expand the practice with the help of numerous key people and the Las Cruces community. Our staff presently consists of over fifteen employees and we plan to continue growing to keep up with the needs of Las Cruces. I enjoy my profession and have had the pleasure of serving on the New Mexico Board of Optometry for seven years and various board positions the New Mexico Optometric Association.

We always welcome new patients and I hope to continue providing care to our community for years to come. Please feel free to call on me for your eyecare needs. I invite you to visit the rest of our website and keep up with the latest innovations here at Looks.

Education:

University of California, Berkeley, 1986 School of Optometry Doctor of Optometry

Northeastern State University, 1995 College of Optometry Certification to prescribe or administer oral pharmaceutical agents in the treatment and management of ocular disease

Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1987 Certification to prescribe or administer topical ocular therapeutic agents

University of California, Berkeley, 1984 B.S., Physiological Optics

New Mexico State University, 1980-1982 Pre-Optometry curriculum

Externship:

LETTERMAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER Presidio of San Francisco, CA

LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL San Francisco, CA

TOULUMNE INDIAN RESERVATION Toulumne, CA

Appointments:

NEW MEXICO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY Board Member, 2003 to Present

NEW MEXICO OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION Board Member, 1998 – 2001

Affiliations:

AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION 1987 to Present

NEW MEXICO OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION 1987 to Present