Dr. Amber R. Nelson
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Dr. Amber Nelson was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University
in College Station where she completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical
Sciences. She then moved to Houston and earned her Doctorate of Optometry at the
University of Houston College of Optometry. She currently resides in Pearland with her
husband and their calico cat.
While pursuing her optometric degree, Dr. Nelson interned at the UH Eye Center in the
Heights and Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth where she provided comprehensive,
medical eye care to low-income patients suffering from various ocular diseases
including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She also participated in a community-
based pediatric program providing free eye exams to children in need. Dr. Nelson was
also fortunate to spend time interning at Pearland Eye Care where she learned private
practice optometry and practice management skills. She was a member of the Beta
Sigma Kappa honor society at the University of Houston College of Optometry and
graduated Cum Laude.
Dr. Nelson speaks basic Spanish and is skilled in soft and specialty contact lens fitting,
managing preoperative and postoperative refractive or cataract surgery, pediatric eye
examination, and diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, injuries, and eye
infections. When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Nelson can be found playing tennis,
snowboarding the Colorado mountains, or cheering on an Astros game.