A native Texan, Leigh Kimball, OD, joined Dr. Blount's practice in 1996 and became his partner in 1999. She was born and raised in the piney woods outside of Jasper, Texas. Dr. Kimball received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1993, she practiced in Austin for three years before coming to Beaumont to be closer to home and family in 1996. Dr. Kimball is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity, and is a former chairman of the Operations Committee for the TSO system.
Dr. Kimball is therapeutically licensed and practices full scope primary care optometry. She especially enjoys the large pediatric portion of her practice, as taking care of the bright eyes of children always enhances her day. Having been practicing in Beaumont for over 20 years, she has now had the opportunity to see many of these patients grow up, and she is now treating some of their children, while still taking care of their parents and grandparents. At TSO, we are truly a family practice.
Dr. Kimball has two children: David and Sophie. Her time away from the office is primarily spent with her kids and her three dogs: Gumbo, Roux, and Merle. When time allows, she enjoys traveling, snorkeling, bicycling, and just relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family.