Born and raised in the Austin area, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Minor in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin. In her sophomore year of undergraduate studies, she started working as an optometric assistant for a local therapeutic optometrist and was introduced to the field of optometry. Dr. O’Brien attended The University of Houston College of Optometry and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2009. She completed clinical rotations in pediatrics and binocular vision, low vision rehabilitation, specialty contact lens, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular disease, and medical eye services. During her professional clinical studies, Dr. O’Brien was recognized with a Clinical Letter of Excellence and received awards in “Excellence in Neuro-Ophthalmology” and “Excellence in Medical Eye Service”.
In addition to her Fellowship in Vision Development and therapy, Dr. O’Brien is licensed as a therapeutic optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in Texas. She has extensive training in the management of ocular disease, cataract and refractive surgery co-management, and specialty contact lens evaluations. Dr. O’Brien is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, an associate member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and Central Texas Optometric Society. Dr. O’Brien is committed to serving the Central Texas community with thorough, comprehensive, and personalized optometric vision therapy care of the highest quality for all her patients. She is a participating provider of the InfantSEE program and OCVT Vision and Learning Grant.