Dr. Leigha M. Nielsen graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She also holds degrees in Biology and Business Management. During the course of her studies, she participated in research focusing on keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease, which was presented at the Associates for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).
Her professional memberships include the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Bexar County Optometric District Society. Dr. Nielsen practices full-scope Optometry and works with patients of all ages, specializing in standard and specialty contact lens fittings, minor ocular surgeries, diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia, anterior segment pathologies, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal pathologies. She also handles a great deal of refractive corrective surgery co-management and cataract surgery co-management.
A strong believer in community and family, Dr. Nielsen plays an active role in the city of Schertz where she owns and practices at Texas State Optical, and is excited to take that same approach to her new location in New Braunfels. Both of these locations specifically highlight the importance of caring for the eyes of the entire family with specific pediatric care designed to provide children with comprehensive testing and therapy to give them every advantage in life.
Children having that ability to confidently go to school and learn without the struggles and disadvantages vision related problems can incur is why she has relocated her full-service vision therapy clinic, Nielsen Vision Development Center, to be housed at Texas State Optical – Oak Run. By providing every option to parents and their families under one roof, we can ensure that no half measures are taken when treating a child’s vision.
Dr. Nielsen will always take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, go over your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Team
I began my optical career in 2004 and earned certification through the American Board of Opticianry in 2010. As our clinic team lead I am happy to answer all of your questions, seeking to find a quality solution for every optical need. I work hard to make sure each patient feels at ease during their pre-testing process and enjoy assisting in finding the perfect eyewear for your lifestyle. My goal is to provide each patient with personalized eye care while upholding the prompt and professional service you deserve.
I like to spend my free time going on outdoor hiking adventures, watching football, taking fun family trips and meeting new friends. I also enjoy painting, reading and watching scary movies!
Enriqueta has been in the optical business ten years this year. She is ABO certified and loves every aspect of the field, but her expertise and passion is in the optical. She enjoys helping her patients find the perfect frame and lenses to suit their lifestyle.
Enriqueta is a mother of two young ladies age 12 and 10 and when she is not at work she enjoys spending time with them and doing fun activities like going bowling or watching Disney/Pixar movies.