Dr. Courtney Cape is a primary care optometrist at the Marietta Eye Clinic who also provides ocular disease care and ocular surgery co-management.

Courtney Cape, O.D.

Optometrist

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Dr. Cape is a Tennessee native with Texas roots. She was raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University School of Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Doctor of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas. Following optometry school, she completed a residency in ocular disease and ocular and refractive surgery at the prestigious Eye Center of Texas in Houston.

Specialties/Competencies

Primary Care Optometry

Ocular Disease

Ocular Surgery Co-Management

Qualifications

Georgia Optometry License

Tennessee Optometry License

Texas Optometry License

National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)

Parts I, II, and III (TMOD)

Honors & Awards

Cum Laude, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; May 2019

Clinical Excellence Award and Scholarship, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; Fall 2018

Mission Award, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; Spring 2017

Strabismus and Amblyopia Award, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; Fall 2017

Dean’s List, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; August 2017 – May 2019

Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society; August 2018 – May 2019

American Academy of Optometry Allergan Resident Travel Fellowship; Fall 2019

American Academy of Optometry Student Fellowship; Fall 2017

Southern Methodist University Provost Academic Scholarship; Fall 2011 – Spring 2015

Education

Optometry Residency; Ocular Disease and Ocular and Refractive Surgery; Eye Center of Texas (Houston, TX); June 2019 – July 2020

Doctor of Optometry; University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (San Antonio, TX); Cum Laude with Honors, Graduated 6th in the class; August 2015 – May 2019

Bachelor of Science in Physiology; Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX); August 2011 – May 2015

Professional Associations

American Academy of Optometry

Georgia Optometric Association

Texas Optometric Association

Research & Publications

Scholarly Presentations

University of Houston College of Optometry Resident Grand Rounds Oral Presentation; Clinical Spectrum and Management of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease; May 2020

American Academy of Optometry Resident Poster Presentation; I Spy Inflammation: A Case of Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome; October 2019

Austin VA Clinical Externship Oral Presentation; Chandler’s Syndrome: A Variant of ICE Syndrome; December 2018

University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry Grand Rounds Oral and Poster Presentation; Case of Herpes Simplex Keratitis; June 2018

Leadership Experience

Clinical Lab Teaching Assistant, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; Pre-clinical lab teaching assistant for first and second year optometry students; August 2017 – May 2019

Academic Tutor, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; Tutor for third year optometry glaucoma courses; August 2017 – May 2019

Student Ambassador, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; Interacted with prospective students on interview days with tours and student panels; August 2015 – May 2019

Community Service

Mission trip to Guatemala; Provided vision and medical services to underserved patients at ASELSI clinic in Chichicastenango, Guatemala; May 2018

Mission trip to Panama; Provided vision and medical services to underserved patients at CEBS school in Santa Fe, Panama; June 2016

Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity; Participated in vision screenings; August 2015 – May 2019

Fellowship of Christian Optometrists; Participated in vision screenings; August 2015 – May 2019

Employment Experience

Ocular Disease Residency

Residency in Ocular Disease and Ocular and Refractive Surgery, University of Houston College of Optometry; Eye Center of Texas (Houston, TX)

Advanced level of clinical care with a high patient volume in ocular disease and co-management of ocular surgery in a referral center setting

Extensive clinical experience in the management of anterior segment, cataract, retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmic, cornea, dry eye, oculoplastics, and refractive surgery cases

Performed pre-operative and post-operative examinations for ocular and refractive surgeries

Facilitated on-call services and provided triaging and emergency care to patients

Scholarly activities including a grand rounds presentation and weekly grading of papers and presentations by fourth year optometry students at the University of Houston College of Optometry

Presentation at the 2019 American Academy of Optometry Resident’s Day Poser Presentation – “I Spy Inflammation: A Case of Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome”

Role in educating optometry fourth-year externs as a preceptor and through seminars

Clinical Externships

Eye Center of Texas (Houston, TX); January 2019 – May 2019

Performed complete examinations with an emphasis on ocular disease and ocular and refractive surgery in a referral center setting

Observations of cataract, retina, oculoplastics, glaucoma, and refractive surgeries

Austin VA Medical Center (Austin, TX); August 2018 – December 2018

Performed comprehensive examinations emphasizing medical optometry and refraction

Clinical Internships

Bowden Eye Institute (San Antonio, TX), University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry; May 2017 – May 2019

Performed comprehensive examinations with a focus in cornea and contact lens, ocular health, peri-operative, low vision and rehabilitation, vision therapy, visual neurophysiology, and adult care services

Personal Interests

Dr. Cape is passionate about serving others and has volunteered on several vision and medical mission trips to under-served countries, including Panama and Guatemala. Outside of optometry, Dr. Cape’s top priority is spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, running, and going to the beach or lake. During football and basketball season, you will find Dr. Cape supporting the SMU Mustangs, for whom she was a collegiate national competitive cheerleader.