Dr. Emily S. Thomas

Dr. Thomas is a 2008 graduate (with honors) from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. She also attended UMSL for her undergraduate studies, majoring in Biology and graduating from the Pierre Laclede Honors College.

Currently, Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Optometric Association (specifically, the Contact Lens and Cornea Section), the Missouri Optometric Association, Greater Ozarks Optometric Society, and the Heart of America Contact Lens Society. She is also a provider for InfantSee, a national program which allows optometrists to give free eye examinations to babies less than one year old to detect and prevent future vision problems.

In 2007, Dr. Thomas had the opportunity to travel to northern Thailand where optometric volunteers provided over 26,000 Thai people with eye examinations and prescription glasses. She plans on participating in more of these humanitarian trips throughout the rest of her career.

Dr. Thomas enjoys living in Springfield, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Additionally, she is President of the Greater Ozarks Optometric Society and an advisor for Leadership Academy (a leadership program for high school juniors). She is a past board member of the Springfield Rotaract service organization and is an alum of Leadership Springfield Class XXV.