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(325) 643-9336

Meet Brownwood Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, Dr. Stephen G. Hlis

Dr. Hlis is an Optometrist in Brownwood providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.

As a licensed Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, Dr. Hlis provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Hlis is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Hlis is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.

Dr. Hlis works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Hlis's dedication to continuing education that our Brownwood patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.


Mar 2009 - Present             BROWNWOOD FAMILY EYECARE, P.A.
                                               (dba COMMERCE SQUARE OPTICAL)
Aug 1994 - Aug 2008*        537 West Commerce Street, Brownwood, Texas 76801
                                               325-643-9336     info@DrHLIS.com    DrHLIS.com
*Aug 2008 - Mar 2009       Six cycles R-CHOP chemotherapy and one month radiation
                                               treatment for Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma cancer.

August        2013              Oral Prescriptive Authority as a Florida Certified Optometrist
August        2011               Diplomate, American Board of Optometry (#529)
November 2002               Texas Optometric Glaucoma Specialist (#4986TG)
July             1996               South Carolina Optometric Physician (#1057)
August        1994               Florida Certified Optometric Physician (OPC #2794)
June            1994               Texas Therapeutic Optometrist (#4986T)
          1992- 1994               National Board of Examiners in Optometry Parts I, II, III and
                                            Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease
Optometry School:   Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft. Laud., FL
                                    -   Doctor of Optometry, 1994
Externship:                CAC-Ramsey HMO, Miami Dade, Florida
                                    -   Primary Care Optometry, 1994

                                    Nova Southeastern University's Specialty Clinics, Ft. Laud., FL
                                    -   Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Contact Lenses & Low Vision, 1994

                                    Aker-Kasten Surgical Eye Institute, Boca Raton, Florida
                                    -   Peri-operative ophthalmological care with cataract patients
                                    -   Treatment and Management of the Glaucomas, 1993
NASA:                         McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, Kennedy Space Center, FL
                                    -   Electrical Engineer, Power & Control Systems, 1985-1989 
College:                       Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
                                    -   Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1985
                                    -   Clemson Cooperative Education Program, AVX Corporation,
                                    8th Place Team Finish NCAA Division I Cross-Country Championships, 1980

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