Dr. Dena Y. Andrade was raised in Houston, Texas where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with membership to the Biological Honor Society. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020. Dr. Andrade completed extensive training in anterior and posterior disease with a strong emphasis in treatment & management of medical eye conditions including cataracts, pterygium (fleshy overgrowth of tissue on the eye), glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, and corneal diseases such as keratoconus.
Dr. Andrade has conducted research in developing and evaluating protocols with state-of-the-art technology for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED) and specializes in creating custom therapies for those with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and other ocular surface disorders associated with systemic and autoimmune diseases. She also practices a holistic health approach and offers complementary medicine treatment options for her patients. Dr. Andrade provides vision rehabilitation using specialty scleral contact lenses and myopia control via corneal refractive therapy (orthokeratology) as a non-surgical option to correct various refractive conditions.
Dr. Andrade is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Harris County Optometric Association and has volunteered with several other Optometric Associations to serve at local vision screenings and international medical mission trips to provide eye exams to under-served patients in Panama and Mexico.
Outside of the clinical exam room, some of Dr. Andrade’s interests include jogging along trails, biking, gardening, and traveling.
Doctor of Optometry, University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Texas, State Board Licensed in treatment and management of ocular diseases
Texas, State Board Licensed Optometric Glaucoma specialist
B.S., Biology, University of St Thomas