Francis Lister, O.D. earned his undergraduate degree in Biology and Biochemistry from The University of Arizona, and his Doctorate in Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. While at the University of Arizona, Dr. Lister taught Molecular Biology and Organic Chemistry to undergraduates, as well as conducted in-vivo lab research on symbiotic relationships between animals, insects, and bacteria. During his doctorate studies at The Ohio State University, he hosted representatives from Johnson & Johnson and Bausch & Lomb who develop the latest innovations in contact lens technology.
Dr. Lister went on to complete his internship rotation in Ocular Disease at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration (VA), where he provided diagnostic and medical care for military and elderly patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and severe dry eyes. Dr. Lister completed a second rotation in surgical management of cornea, cataract, retina, plastics, and pediatrics at Omni Eye Services, a multi-specialty medical group with over 20 locations across the east coast.
Dr. Lister is a Doctor of Optometry, and board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for their ABS, PAM, and TMOD assessments. He is licensed by the Texas Optometry Board as a Therapeutic Optometrist to administer and prescribe medication for the eyes. He is a member of the American Optometry Association, where he has worked to pass legislation that gives patients better access to eye care.
He most enjoys providing high quality medical care to treat and prevent blinding diseases. He uses the latest technology to diagnose eye diseases and keeps up with the newest eye treatments for his patients.
In his free time, Dr. Lister enjoys traveling abroad, volunteering and helping patients who otherwise don’t have access to quality medical eye care.