Dr. Gallia has been in practice for 44 years, 35 of which were in her private practice in the Kingwood Humble area of Houston. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry of Degree in 1979 from the University of Houston College of Optometry. This was preceded by her degree from The University of Texas in Microbiology and two years of cancer research at MD Anderson Hospital in the immunology department. Dr. Gallia started the Optometry department at MacGregor Medical Clinic in 1979 and opened four offices for this large HMO.
She is a therapeutically certified, optometric glaucoma specialist. Her expertise includes treatment with corneal disease, diabetic eye care, ocular disease, and trauma treatment. She also specializes in the comanagement of surgical cases including LASIK, cataract, lid surgery, and pediatric/geriatric ophthalmic care.
Dr. Gallia is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, The American Optometric Association as well as the Contact Lens Section. She has received the President’s Award for community optometric involvement. Caring for the very poor in Guerrero, Mexico, as a part of a medical team, represents an integral part of her commitment to serve others. Dr. Gallia has lectured nationally and internationally on contact lenses, practice management, and ocular trauma and continues in her clinical teaching as adjunct faculty at The University of Houston.
She attained her Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry in 2014. In her spare time, Dr. Gallia enjoys cooking, gardening, and all types of dance. Dr. Gallia is also greatly looking forward to caring for each of her patients alongside the remarkable Southwest Eye Institute team.