Dr. Somji is truly a global person. He was born in and grew up in Southern Africa, where he spent many years before moving to Houston for further education. He graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry and has extensive experiences in ocular disease management and vision care. Dr. Somji enjoys fitting patients in specialty contact lens designs which include scleral lenses and ortho-k/corneal refractive therapy contact lenses. He is a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, and is licensed by the Texas Optometry Board. He is a proud member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.
During his training at UH College of Optometry, Dr. Somji was awarded several awards for outstanding leadership ability, and is a lifetime member of the prestigious Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He is also proud to be the only Optometrist on the Sugar Land Skeeters medical team! Dr. Somji has worked at the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center as a clinical contact lens investigator. He believes in student outreach and has guest lectured at the Student Optometric Practice Management Association and has served in an ambassadorial role to optometry school students in Texas on behalf of The Vision Council; a non-profit organization.
Outside of the office, along with his wife Dr. Sana Somji who is also an optometrist, he enjoys spending time with his two boys, traveling, outdoor adventure activities and playing soccer! He is an avid soccer fan and supports Liverpool Football Club. He also enjoys watching the Houston Rockets.