About us

Practice History

Having gleaned much needed experience as an associate of Dr. J.T. Roberts over an 11 year period, Dr. Nichols was able to purchase the Mt. Pleasant practice location as his own. In October 2008, Dr. Nichols became the sole owner of Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center, P.A.

Originally, back in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the practice was owned and operated by Drs. Matt and Cindy Hudson. During those years, as longtime Mt. Pleasant residents may remember, the practice was known as Mt. Pleasant Eye Associates.

Today, Dr. Nichols and the staff of Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center, P.A. continue to be dedicated to serving the eye care needs of Mt. Pleasant, Titus County and the surrounding Northeast Texas area.

DeHaven Eye Clinic of Tyler, Texas is affiliated with Dr. Nichols and Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center, P.A. to offer surgical and specialty eye care services to our patients on a referral basis. Dr. Thomas DeHaven, ophthalmic surgeon, examines patients upon referral from Dr. Nichols in our Mt. Pleasant office. Depending on our patients’ specific needs, many conditions - including cataract and laser vision correction surgery - can be co-managed locally in conjunction with the surgeons of DeHaven Eye Clinic. Minimizing the need for out-of-town care improves convenience and care to our patients.

As part of our commitment to our Mission Statement, Dr. Nichols and his staff are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest in eye and vision care delivery and technology. In December 2011, Dr. Nichols earned his Board Certification in Optometry from the American Board of Optometry, becoming one of the first optometrists in the nation to become board certified. Dr. Nichols maintains his certification through an ongoing rigorous yet voluntary process, which includes periodic recertification examinations, in order to help ensure that he offers the best in eye care to his patients.

The staff of Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center, P.A. takes part in office training and formal continuing education events hosted by professional consulting firms or professional association meetings. The staff of our office takes pride in being knowledgeable and informed of eye and vision care, so that you feel confident in the eye care you receive from us.

In 2011, this commitment to our patients and our community, led to Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center, P.A. being chosen as the “Best in Texas” Business of the Year by Communities in Schools. The award recognized Dr. Nichols’ and his staff’s efforts to provide much-needed eye examinations and glasses to underprivileged, at-risk students from schools in the Northeast Texas area to help ensure learning and reduce the risk of student drop out.

Our pledge is that Mt. Pleasant Eye Car Center, P.A. will continue to focus on our community and our patients by providing the highest quality and most caring eye care possible.

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