Dr. Thuria Younis spent her early years in Irvine, California, before relocating to Houston in 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, along with concentrations in Chemistry and Health. While applying for graduate school, she began working at Gee Eye Care as an optometric assistant to Dr. Kevin Gee. Her passion for optometry grew and she continued working at the practice for several years throughout her winter and summer vacations during optometry school.
She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. During her optometric training, Dr. Younis explored a wide range of specialties. Completing clinical rotations with Dr. Gee, she was able to further expand her knowledge of ocular disease, with a special emphasis on ocular surface disease, such as dry eyes, and the multitude of treatment options available.
Completing another clinical rotation at a community clinic, Dr. Younis served the underprivileged population through emergent eye care, surgical co-management, and developed treatments with primary care physicians to treat the systemic diseases that have adverse effects on the eyes.
During her time in optometry school, she was involved in the Student Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Student Association, and the Student Optometric Practice Management Association. Dr. Younis is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
In her free time, Dr. Younis enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants. She also enjoys volunteering and spending time with her friends and family. She is ecstatic to return home to her Gee Eye Care family!