Dr. Yousef, owner of Southwest Vision Austin, graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas in 2005. She went on to receive her Doctor’s degree in Optometry from the University of Houston, graduating with honors Magna Cum Laude, in 2009.
During her time in school she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Honors Society and recognized with multiple awards of Clinical Excellence during her rotations.
After optometry school, Dr. Yousef chose a residency in Ocular Disease, focusing on Glaucoma and the Retina. In November of 2010, Dr. Yousef became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). Only 10% of optometrists are granted this title and the process involves writing case reports, having publications, and an oral examination. Dr. Yousef is also a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the Ocular Nutrition Society and the Central Texas Optometric Society.
Dr. Yousef has been with Southwest Vision since July of 2010 and as of February 2018 is now our new owner! Her professional focus is on ocular disease, with incorporation of nutrition to maintain ocular health. She will spend as much time with her patients, assessing their entire lifestyle in order to optimize eye health and comfort.
During her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and rooting for the Longhorns! Dr. Yousef was born in Austin and feels at home in this lovely community. She, and her husband Noah, always find new adventures to experience in Austin and they especially love discovering a new musical band downtown whenever possible!