Who We Are

Helping kids see what's possible.

From simple vision problems to conditions requiring surgery, we’re here to help. The education, experience and passion of our board-certified ophthalmologists, along with pediatric-focused optometrists and orthoptists, make Pediatric Eye Specialists one of the most comprehensive vision care centers in North Texas.

Packwood, Norman, and Hunt group photo
Our Doctors
Ophthalmologists

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) and specialist trained to diagnose and treat all medical and surgical diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system. The ophthalmologist may prescribe glasses, medications, or other treatments and, when necessary, perform surgery.

Eric A. Packwood, MD
  • Bachelor's degree: Rice University
  • Medical degree: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency in ophthalmology: St. Louis University
  • Fellowship: Washington University
Alan A. Norman, MD
  • Bachelor's degree: Texas A&M University
  • Medical degree: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency in ophthalmology: University of Oklahoma Dean A. McGee Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: Washington University
Michael G. Hunt, MD
  • Bachelor's degree: Baylor University
  • Medical degree: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency in ophthalmology: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Prashanthi Giridhar, MD
  • Bachelor's degree: Southern Methodist University
  • Medical degree: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Residency in ophthalmology: Texas Tech
  • Fellowship: Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern
Optometrists

An optometrist or doctor of optometry (OD) deals with the health of the eye, often conducting a vision exam and then prescribing glasses or contact lenses. They may also diagnose and treat certain disorders of the visual system.

Orthoptists

An orthoptist (CO) deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye movement and alignment disorders, such as strabismus and double vision, as well as managing the care plans of patients diagnosed with amblyopia (poor vision in one eye compared with the other).

Our Partners
Child Vision Center

A world-class research and diagnostic center for pediatric ophthalmology that advances excellence in eye care for all children. Learn more.

SpecialEyes Optical

The only eyewear shop in Tarrant County exclusively for children. Available at all three Pediatric Eye locations. Learn more.

RB Eye Foundation

Join TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle and his wife, Kami, in an ongoing effort to raise awareness and funding for vision-threatening disease in children. Learn more.