Meet Our Doctor
Christopher Hopkin, OD, FAAO
Dr. Hopkin is accredited by the Texas Board of Optometry as an optometric glaucoma specialist and is fully certified in therapeutics. His years of training, clinical experience, and continuing education give him the ability to handle anything from “routine” eye care to complex eye problems.
Originally raised in Fort Worth, Dr. Hopkin was very happy to return here following his education, training, and service in the military. In 2003, he was honored to be one of only four selectees nationwide for the U.S. Army’s competitive Health Professions Scholarship Program, and was granted a full scholarship to the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating in 2007.
While in the Army, Dr. Hopkin was stationed in Louisiana, where he served as Chief of Optometry Services for Fort Polk’s hospital. His work there included training and supervising several other optometrists and staff. He coordinated the pre- and post-operative care for the hospital’s corneal refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) program, co-managing the treatment for well over a thousand soldiers. He served as an ER on-call physician, seeing many soldiers and their family members after hours for a wide variety of ocular disorders and trauma.
Dr. Hopkin is one of less than 10% of optometrists who has passed the requirements to be admitted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). This means he has been recognized by his FAAO colleagues as having met high standards of professional competence in a broad range of issues related to eye care. Following completion of the rigorous qualifications set by the Academy, the candidate's lectures and written presentations are examined by a panel of leading doctors of optometry, who review the presentations and the candidate’s professional credentials.
Dr. Hopkin lived in north Brazil for two years, where he learned Portuguese. Since then, he has gradually learned Spanish from his many Spanish-speaking patients - and unfortunately forgotten some Portuguese! He welcomes the opportunity to improve in both languages and hopes to continue to learn from his patients.
As an optometrist, Dr. Hopkin enjoys the personal interaction he has with each patient, whether through routine care or helping people through more challenging eye problems. He has benefited professionally and personally over the years from working with and learning from skilled and dedicated optometrists and ophthalmologists and is very pleased to offer his services to the people in the area where he was raised.
We at Excel Eye Care of Texas look forward to getting to know you and your family and taking care of your eye and vision needs.