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Dr. Billy J. Cook


Dr. Cook is a West Texan from Garden City who has been in private practice in Midland since 1974. He lectures both locally, across Australia & Canada, and he has been a guest lecturer in Practice Management at the University of Houston. Dr. Cook has participated in extensive studies at the Disney Institute and the Ritz Carlton Learning Institute all with the goal of providing the best possible service to our Vision Health Specialties patients.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Cook can be found ice skating, training in gymnastics or flying on the trapeze.

  • Undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
  • Ocular Therapeutics Certificate and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Certificate.
  • Published in the American Optometric Journal and the Texas Optometric Journal.


The pandemic of coronavirus (COVID 19) continues to spread endangering many of us who call Midland/Odessa home. While the number of cases in Texas is growing rapidly, so far there are few cases in our area. At Vision Health Specialties it is our goal to keep it that way.

Because eye care by necessity requires close contact between workers and patients, the Center for Disease Control along with other eye care specialty organizations recommend that during this critical period eye doctors suspend routine vision examinations. In complying with this, Vision Health Specialties will terminate routine eye care beginning Monday, March 23‎rd until Monday, April 20th. We will be open from 9:00 till 4:00 PM during this period of time with a small staff to handle urgencies such as red eyes, corneal ulcers, uveitis, abrasions, sudden increases in floaters, or flashes, and foreign bodies in the eye. Please call our office before coming in. Furthermore, those who have traveled to China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Iran, or the state of Washington, California, New York, Louisiana and/or other affected areas, as well as those who have respiratory disease, and/or fever, will be referred to the emergency department of Midland Memorial Hospital where they are equipped to handle those at risk of coronavirus.