Dr. Thomas Reis graduated from the University of California School of Optometry at Berkeley in 1991. Prior to finishing the doctorate, he completed bachelor’s degrees in Vision Science at Berkeley, as well as a BS in Health Sciences and a BA in Humanities at Seattle University. In 2014, Dr. Reis was certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He maintains a schedule of continuing education that is double the amount required by the Washington State Department of Health.
Dr. Reis was featured in the October 2016 edition Optometric Management, a national monthly publication that highlights doctors and companies of distinction. He was also featured in the Peninsula edition of Who’s Who in 2008. In 2005, he was invited to sing the Star Spangled Banner for the opening ceremony of the National American Optometric Association meeting.
Dr. Reis and his wife Nancy have lived in Clallam County since 1991. Both are active in church and music groups on the Peninsula, and their two children graduated from Sequim High School.
Dr. Reis is a Pacific Northwest native with a lifelong involvement in optometry. He wore glasses at an early age, and began wearing contacts as a teenager when he played football and tennis. While in his thirties, he underwent refractive surgery, which reduced his eyeglass prescription by 90%, allowing him to function without glasses and contacts most of the time. Now in his fifties, he wears glasses for reading and music.