Pamela E. Theriot, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Pamela E. Theriot, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Since getting her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of California – Berkley, Dr. Pamela Theriot has practiced eye care in so many parts of the country that when she tells you dry eye is a problem everywhere, you believe her. Because her husband is a United States Air Force pilot, she’s lived — and provided eye care — in a number of different regions.

It’s this experience in various communities and climates that has shaped her values as an eye doctor. It’s one of the main reasons she takes a holistic approach to eye care, analyzing each patient’s personal health, eye condition, and living situation. She also pays special attention to what goes in and around her patients’ eyes, such as makeup, eye drops, and contact lens cleaners.

At Lusk Eye Specialists, Dr. Theriot provides relief to patients who haven’t been able to resolve their dry eye anywhere else, and will consider everything from simple eye drops to specialized scleral lenses if it means her patients can have comfortable, clear vision. Along with writing a book that claimed a place on the Amazon bestseller list, Dr. Theriot spends her family time with her husband and two daughters swimming, camping and boating.

Medical Training

State University of New York College of Optometry

Residency in Vision Therapy/Pediatrics2001—2002

University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry

Doctor of Optometry 1997—2001

Rice University

Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry & Biology1993—1996

Lusk Eye Specialists

Associate/Optometrist 2016—Present

Wiggins Eye Center

Primary eye care

Robert Snyder, MD, PhD, PC

Laser Vision Correction Director/Optometrist2013—2015
Refractive eye care

Fashion Eye Center

Primary eye care

Syracuse Eye Center

Primary eye care

Desert Eye Associates

Primary eye care

City of Vision Eye Care

Primary eye care

Valley Eye Center

Primary eye care

State University of New York, College of Optometry

Primary eye care


“Comparison of Eccentric Fixation Measurements Using the streak
Target of an Ophthalmoscope and Traditional Visuoscopy Target”

Pediatr Ophthalmol Stabismus2005
“Determination of Eccentric Fixation Using the Streak of a Direct,
Monocular Ophthalmoscope”

Optom Vis Sci2002
“Trauma Induced Supra Nuclear Gaze Palsy”
Optom Vis Sci2000
“Hypoxia Protects Human Corneal Epithelial Cells from Killing by
Cytotoxic Pseudomonas aeruginosa”

Incest Ophthalmol Vis Sci2000


New Mexico
New York


Ista Pharmaceuticals (speaker/Consultant)
Women of Vision (former secretary)
Southern Arizona Optometric Society (former President)
InfantSee Program (former New Mexico State Liaison)

Dry eye patient cared for by Lusk Eye Specialist
As a contact wearer, I have always had issues with dry eyes.

C. G

As a contact wearer, I have always had issues with dry eyes. Dr. Theriot has provided a great plan to help diminish and eradicate the dry eye problem. I also appreciate the fact that the reader gains access to a workbook. It is a useful accompanying tool. Simply put, this book is a great help and a good read.

I celebrate every single day!!!


Once again you made me celebrate! Exam and tests were a breeze today. Thank you Dr. Bryan Lusk, Dr. Pam Theriot, plus your outstanding staff. I will forever be thankful for my corneal transplants and my cataract removal that Dr. Bryan did over two years ago. My great grandmother went blind from this same disease, and yet Dr. Bryan changed my destiny by restoring my vision. I celebrate every single day!!! Sincere thanks, and I highly recommend these physicians.

I wake up every morning just amazed at what life looks like without glasses!!!


The pre-op appointment with Dr. Lusk and Dr. Theriot was very thorough and complete and I knew that I was in good hands. Procedure day itself was very smooth. Everyone involved was very calming and informative and before I knew it, I was walking out of the clinic and could SEE! I was seeing 20/15 the day after the procedure and have maintained this excellent vision since. My healing was textbook, mild discomfort for a few days but no pain. I wake up every morning just amazed at what life looks like without glasses!!! I’m so glad I chose to do it!

Dr. Theriot is Founder and Director of the Dry Eye Center at Lusk Eye Specialists

Dr. Theriot is Founder and Director of the Dry Eye Center at Lusk Eye Specialists

Learn more about Dr. T and her thoughts on dry eye disease at her website:

Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Theriot published Alleviate Dry Eye

Believing that our vision is a precious gift, Dr. Theriot published a book to make dry eye treatment more accessible

Over her years of practicing in many different climates, Dr. Theriot has treated hundreds of patients with dry eye symptoms. Oftentimes these patients have seen practitioner after practitioner with no resolution. They have usually been given a handful of over-the-counter drops, but never a plan on how to relieve their tired, dry eyes. Now patients locally and around the world can learn from her book: Alleviate Dry Eye: Your 8 week plan to restore healthy eyes and clear vision.

Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Theriot interviewed Optometry's Meeting® 2019

Dr. Theriot interviewed about her holistic approach to dry eye care at Optometry's Meeting® 2019

Dr. Theriot is a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies and has lectured at optometric events in New Mexico, Arizona, New York, and Louisiana.

Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Theriot trying out new dry eye

Dr. Theriot trying out new dry eye technology at the SECO educational conference

Dr. Theriot joined the Lusk Eye Specialists family from Tucson, AZ where she developed her love of treating patients suffering from dry eye symptoms.

Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Theriot and Tina Witcher after the 2010 Tucson Marathon

Dr. Theriot and friend Tina Witcher after the 2010 Tucson Marathon

When she isn’t working in the office, Dr. Theriot likes to run, swim, camp, and spend time with family.

Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Theriot with her family

Dr. Theriot with her family

Dr. Theriot, her Air Force husband, Gregory, and their two daughters, Emma and Alexandra enjoy living in Benton, Louisiana, and spending time with their extended family in South Louisiana.

Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Pamela Photo Booth

Dr. Theriot in Lusk Eye Specialists' Mardi Gras photo booth with a happy patient

Jul 10, 2019