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Dr. Robert Sheets


Dr. Robert Sheets was born and raised in North Dakota and acquired his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota. It was in those early years that he developed his passion for helping the public and was accepted to Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. Upon completion of his Doctorate of Optometry, he was drawn to West Texas to begin his career. Now considered an adopted Texan, Dr. Sheets has been practicing in Midland for over 25 years and has served as past President of the West Texas Optometric Society. In order to stay current in developments in optometry, he completed additional training in the treatment and management of ocular diseases at the University of Houston and received his Ocular Therapeutic Certificate as well as his Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Certificate. Additionally, he is one of a few to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Sheets has also been involved with laser eye surgery from its inception, taking him to Toronto, Canada to mentor under laser pioneer Dr. Raymond Stein. Eye Lasik Midland, housed inside Vision Health Specialties, continues to be the leader in laser eye surgery for the Permian Basin. He also serves as Treasurer for his local church. Robert and his wife Dolores have been blessed with Madison, their only daughter. During their free time, you can find the Sheets at sporting events, on the golf course, or traveling.

  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota
  • Doctorate of Optometry - Pacific University College of Optometry
  • President of the West Texas Optometric Society
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • Board of Directors for Midland’s Community and Senior Services, with its flagship program – “Meals on Wheels”.



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.