Dr. Tyler Thornton – Tolland Optometrist

Dr. Tyler Thornton was born in central Florida and spent his formative years in Jacksonville, FL before attending Clemson University. He studied Bioengineering and was intent on a career in the field, but discovered that he preferred working closely with people rather than working in an isolated, sterilized lab day after day. Dr. Thornton chose to complete his engineering degree in 2012 before preparing for a new career in optometry. He moved to the Northeast to attend the Optometry School at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. He balanced his studies with club soccer and math tutoring and graduated in May 2016.

Dr. Thornton was thrilled to join Dr. Castagna at Tolland Eye Care. He was grateful to join a well-established private practice in a small, historical town. Dr. Thornton enjoys fitting patients into contact lenses, and loves the new management and treatment experiences that occur on a daily basis. In his spare time, he enjoys various sports, outdoor activities, baking, and trivia.