Dr. James Hamilton received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1993. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Hamilton first moved to Southern California in 1985 to attend California Lutheran University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in biological sciences in 1989. After working in an optometric practice during his college years, Dr. Hamilton was convinced that the profession of optometry and his desire to serve others in the healthcare industry was a perfect match. His training focused on excellence in clinical studies as well as strategies for providing exceptional patient services in a private practice setting.
Dr. Hamilton has now been practicing optometry in Lubbock for over 15 years, licensed in the state of Texas as a Therapeutic Optometrist. He has a full-scope family vision care practice and owns one of South Plains' most well established and highly regarded optical business, Plains Optical. Laser Vision Correction has been a specialty of Dr. Hamilton's since 1999 when he co-founded the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock. He has provided pre-op and post-operative laser services since then to hundreds of patients in Lubbock and surrounding communities.
Dr. Hamilton and Plains Optical are pleased to have been awarded the AJ's "Best of Lubbock" award for 3 years and the "Best of the West" award in 2009 by Channel 11.