Dr. Maria Courson was born in Louisiana and home schooled in Orange, Texas along with four brothers. She attended McNeese State University and majored in Biological Sciences and then earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston. She is an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist who specializes in management of complicated medical problems including Glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and red/dry eye disease. She enjoys doing minor surgeries for patients, especially foreign body removal (her favorite!), placental grafts and punctal plugs, to help ease patients' pain and improve their vision.
She prescribes lenses to correct common vision issues like astigmatism, myopia, and presbyopia as well as binocular vision disorders (amblyopia, strabismus, etc). If you have not been successful with regular soft contacts in the past, she can fit you in special rigid, hybrid or scleral contact lenses. She sees patients as young as 3 months old, even when they can't read their letters.
Dr. Courson chose Optometry because it allows her family time and she gets to meet people of all kinds. In her spare time, you may see Dr. Courson out around town! She loves shopping, church, festivals, gardening, cooking/ baking, singing, home improvements, traveling, and spending time with her husband. Dr. Courson is mainly fluent in English but can also get through an eye exam in Spanish. She enjoys reading the latest research on eye disease and Optometric management. She is proud to be an active member of the optometric societies of BSK and AOA/TOA and the local Lions club.