About Our Practice
Parkwood Vision Center is conveniently located at 1102a South Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546. Parkwood Vision Center provides all of the great care and service that you’ve come to expect from us, along with new and exciting services to better serve your vision care needs.
Our spacious new facilities provides plenty of easy and convenient parking to make your visit as trouble free as possible. Come enjoy our new waiting room designed with your comfort in mind, featuring ample comfortable seating a wide selection of magazines and our always stocked mini coffee bar. We always strive to make you feel comfortable visiting us, so we can provide you with a more valuable experience.
Meet our Doctor
Many people ask if Dr. Pope is an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. He is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. What does that mean? Basically he provides comprehensive eye care, including the treatment and management of all eye disease, excluding performing surgery. Optometry is defined by the State of Texas as a health care practitioner trained to diagnose signs of ocular, neurological and systemic health problems and treat vision disorders. Optometrists may prescribe glasses and contact lenses. A Therapeutic Optometrist may also treat eye diseases and injuries, prescribe medicine and perform other procedures such as eye foreign body removal. The additional designation of Optometric Glaucoma Specialist means that he has obtained additional training specific to Glaucoma and advanced medical eye care. Specifically, he is also licensed to treat glaucoma as authorized by the Texas Optometry Board and prescribe oral prescription drugs listed in the Optometry Act. So, Dr. Pope can handle pretty much any primary eye care problems which you may experience. If something does require more advanced care, he will ensure that you are referred to most appropriate secondary or tertiary health care professional in the most appropriate field.
Dr. William Pope
A 1994 graduate of University of Houston, Dr. Pope served as a Staff Optometrist at Brooke Army Medical Center before returning to the Houston area in 1997. He and his wife Wendy took over this twelve year-old practice in 1999. Since then, they have evolved Parkwood Vision Center into a family-oriented progressive practice. Special attention goes in to making each exam a personalized experience, solving your individual visual needs.
The Admiral has been a loved member of our staff since 2004 after he stowed away on the HMS SUBURBAN. He has had a hard life, losing a leg, a hand, and an eye! Now, he quietly stands in our lobby watching over us. He lost his leg when an alligator bit it off while he was fishing. He lost his hand, which is replaced with a steel hook, to a shark. Then he lost his eye the very next day… “Twas da first day wid me new hook!” Come by and see for yourself.
“Dr. Pope was extremely patient and understanding with me – sometimes a first time eye exam can be a little daunting and he couldn’t have been more amazing and helpful.”