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Dr. A. Philip Aitsebaomo obtained a B.S in Biology, Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree and a Master’s Degree in Physiological Optics from Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana. Subsequently, he obtained a PhD degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in 1989 but remained at UHCO as a full time Assistant Professor for three years. He left UHCO to go into Private Optometric practice when he opened Alpha Eyecare Associates, PLLC. He maintained an Adjunct faculty position at UHCO where he continued to teach in the Contact Lens clinic, and mentored students. He is actively involved in research, and has published several articles in peer reviewed professional journals.
Dr. Aitsebaomo joined the faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, in 2012. His teaching responsibilities include Optometric Business Development, Contact Lenses, as well as instructions in the contact lens and primary care clinics.
Dr. Aitsebaomo is a member of several professional and civic organizations including the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and is the President Elect of the National Optometric Association (NOA). He is also President of the African Coalition Political Action Committee in Houston.
You may E-Mail Dr. Aitsebaomo directly at DoctorA@alphaeyecare.com
Dr. Janis N. Hamsa obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Xavier University in New Orleans in 2001, and a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2006.
She returned to her hometown of Southern Maryland to do her internship and optometry residency that included several rotations in medical and family practices in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. She had a unique opportunity to do an optometry rotation in Bethel, Alaska, where she worked at an Indian Health Services clinic providing services to the local Inuit population and other residents of Alaska.
Dr. Hamsa completed a primary care/ocular disease residency at Perryville Veterans Administration in Perryville, MD in 2007. She worked with veterans and provided high-quality care and services to many patients with age-related ocular diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Hamsa owned and operated a practice near Baltimore, MD from 2011-2015. She provided full-scope eye examinations; from contact lens care to treating infections of the eye. She also worked at a LASIK center in which she provided pre-operative and post-operative care to LASIK patients. She has participated in several international OneSight medical mission clinics, including that Thailand (2013), Peru (2015), and China (2016). She is grateful for the opportunity to provide excellent-quality eye care to underserved and under-represented communities across the globe.
Dr. Hamsa enjoys biking, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her family in their new home city Houston, Texas.