Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Specialist
Tricia Lennox Thomas, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist who specializes in the diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical treatment of glaucoma including MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries), tube shunts and trabeculectomies. Dr. Thomas ‘s philosophy is to educate and work with each patient to create an individual plan using a combination of medications, lasers, and surgery to control the disease and prevent further vision loss. Dr. Thomas has a special interest in using advances in genetics and precision medicine to improve the treatment of glaucoma.
Dr. Thomas grew up in Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey where she graduated with cum laude honors and was an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy.
After Princeton, Dr. Thomas was a Product Development Researcher for New England BioLabs, Inc. and holds a U.S. patent on a thermostable enzyme used in DNA sequencing/PCR.
Dr. Thomas earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania. Dr. Thomas then completed her ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She finished her medical training with a glaucoma fellowship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Prior to coming to Progressive Vision Institute, Dr. Thomas was an Attending at Wills Eye Hospital and was involved with research and teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Thomas then working in private practice in NJ and PA. She had been honored with Vitals.com “Patient Choice Award” and “Compassionate Doctor Award”. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has authored many peer-reviewed articles and lectured at numerous academic meetings and educational summits.
Dr. Thomas is seeing patients in the Allentown, Bustleton, Wyomissing, and Pottsville offices. Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with her children who are active in sports including soccer, track, and skiing.