Mayra Tovias, O.D. grew up in the small town of Wharton, Texas, located southwest of Houston. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Tovias completed externship training at the Good Neighbor Clinic, which serves the underprivileged populations of inner Houston. While here, she had the privilege to work with specialty contact lens fits and alongside several retinal specialists affiliated with Retina Consultants of Houston. During her time there, she also took part of See to Succeed, a program that is partnered between the Houston Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Houston, San Jacinto College, Kids Vision For Life, and the Berkley Eye Center to provide free vision exams and eyewear to children and youth in need. She also trained at Coastal Eye Associates with some of the premier doctors in refractive surgery and surgical post-op management. While at Coastal, she gained valuable clinical training in cataract & LASIK surgery co-management and corneal, retinal and glaucoma conditions.
Dr. Tovias is fluent in Spanish. She is married to her wonderful husband, Ozmel, of 6 years. They have a young toddler, Sebastian, who keeps them busy. In her spare time, if any, Dr. Tovias enjoys family activities, traveling, and cooking. Dr. Tovias is enthusiastic to be able to serve the visual needs of the community of Santa Fe and its surroundings.