Tom Ballard is married with three children, a native of Dallas and attended Abilene Christian University and the University of Houston. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he also completed postgraduate studies in ocular therapeutics.
Dr. Ballard has been in private practice in Dallas since 1985 and is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. He currently serves on the board of directors of First Eye Care, Inc., and is the senior partner of First Eye Care Dallas, W. Plano and Corsicana. He is active in mission works that dig water wells in Ghana, W. Africa, do medical missions in Central America and train men and women who plan to church plant in N. America. Other than traveling and spending time with his family he enjoys taking seminary classes and exploring the Texas Hill Country.