Dr. Thao Ho was born in Vietnam and grew up in Orlando, Florida. She attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Biology before receiving a Doctorate of Optometry and Bachelor in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). During her education at NSU, Dr. Ho completed specialized rotations in Glaucoma Advanced Care, Contact Lenses and Cornea, Pediatric and Vision Therapy, Low Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatrics. She worked at the NSU Eye Care Institute at Kids in Distress (KID), a program that provides pediatric examinations to children who have been abused or neglected. She was actively involved in the community, providing visual screenings at health fairs, Special Olympics, and medical mission trip to Jamaica. She maintained a membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) International Optometric Honor Society and graduated with honors.
After graduation, Dr. Ho advanced her training in a competitive residency program at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. During this time, she focused in primary eye care with emphasis in ocular diseases, ocular manifestation of systemic diseases, low vision, and specialty contact lens fitting. She worked closely with Ophthalmologists in Retina and Cornea clinics, as well as the UF Department of Ophthalmology. Training at a nationally recognized hospital-based facility that uniquely provides multidisciplinary practices in one setting allowed her to practice full scope of eye care and deepen her understanding of co-managed care.
Dr. Ho joined Lange Eye Care after completing her residency. She values her time with patients and takes pleasure in treating as well as teaching patients about their eye health. Currently, she is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and North Central Florida Optometric Society. When not in the office, Dr. Ho enjoys playing tennis, biking, gardening, and spending time with her family.