"Dr. Tyler Horton was born and raised in San Luis Obispo along the Central Coast of California. He attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, graduating with Cum Laude honors and a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences. During his undergraduate studies, he founded the pre-Optometry club, spearheaded multiple microbiological and biochemical research studies, and played for the Cal Poly Hockey team.
Following graduation, Dr. Horton spent the next 3 years building an analytical wine chemistry laboratory from the ground up, overseeing hundreds of assays offered to the surrounding wine country of Paso Robles, CA.Dr. Horton then went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA, graduating near the top of his class with Summa Cum Laude honors and Beta Sigma Kappa honors. While completing his doctorate, Dr. Horton was heavily involved in working to further the profession of optometry by serving as the American Optometric Association’s Political Action Committee chair-liaison. He also was a student member of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) organization, participating in multiple medical mission trips delivering free care to the underserved populations of Tecate, Mexico, and South Central Los Angeles.
Dr. Horton completed challenging externships at the South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles, CA, and the Southeast Tucson Veterans Affairs Clinic in Tucson, AZ. At these sites, he further refined his medical management and treatment of ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis, and more. He also gained extensive experience in the pre-operative and post-operative management and care of LASIK, PRK, SMILE, cataract extraction, corneal transplant, and other surgical conditions during his training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA, and New Eyes Surgical in Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Horton is passionate about patient-centric care and is excited to provide top-tier vision services to the Coachella Valley community.
When not in the office, you will likely find Dr. Horton at the beach surfing, in the gym weight lifting, on the ice playing hockey, or in the mountains snowboarding.