Dr. Jacob C. West

 Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma specialist

  • treats and manages medical eye conditions

  • prescribes and dispenses glasses and contacts

  • co-manages lasik and cataract surgeries

  • fits low vision devices for sight impaired individuals

  • prescribes specialty contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses for hard to fit patients  

Education: Dr. West attended Texas State University in San Marcos receiving a degree in biology. He then enrolled in the four year doctorate program at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He completed rotations at Northeastern College of Optometry in Oklahoma, providing eye care for the Cherokee Nation Tribe members. Dr. West also interned at the University of Houston Mobile Eye Institute bus which benefited troubled teens throughout the Houston area by providing comprehensive eye exams.


In 2014, Dr. West opened West Vision in Tyler, TX. West Vision has state of the art technology to diagnose and treat eye conditions. The Tyler Clinic offers a very spacious optical featuring exclusive designer frames and sunglasses. Dr. West is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association and the East Texas Optometric Association.

Dr. West and his wife, Shelby have two boys, Colt and Collin. The family loves spending time together in the outdoors and taking family vacations.


This was the first visit with Dr. West and I must say that I'm very impressed — Judy P.

This was the first visit with Dr. West and I must say that I'm very impressed. I liked the way he took his time with me and answered all my questions.

Jul 3, 2015

 "Eye" can see clearly now!  — Tori G.

Dr. West and his employees were extremely welcoming when I arrived. I truly appreciate the patience and information they showed and explained during the appointment. I will refer all my friends and family to West Vision. Thank you all for the help and uplifting spirits you showed. Very blessed to have an amazing optometrist! Thank you Dr. West. 

Jul 2, 2015

All the Musslewhite girls love West Vision! — LeRae M.

All the Musslewhite girls love West Vision!

Jul 1, 2015

Dr. West is very knowledgeable and describes in great detail — Amanda B.

Dr. West is very knowledgeable and describes in great detail. Andrea is great with helping with glasses; well, pretty much everything. My glasses came back in an orderly fashion and I was very happy with them. I love this office and staff!

Jun 26, 2015

First Rate and Professional Service — Robert G.

I was exceptionally pleased with the staff, service, and facility of West Vision. They were very easy to work with and in addition, had state-of-the-art equipment, a beautiful facility, and a large selection of frames to choose from. 

Jun 4, 2015

 Great experience! — Aiden C.

Dr. West is a great doctor. He is friendly and knowledgeable. My 7 - year-old son liked Dr. West and I recommend him to anyone looking for a good eye doctor. We'll be back! 

Jun 2, 2015