Meet the Optometrist

Dr. Chaka Norwood, OD, MPH

Dr. Chaka Norwood is a native of Mound Bayou, MS. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Jackson State University and a Master of Public Health (Health Administration) Degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

While at the University of Houston, Dr. Norwood was a member of the American Optometric Student Association, Texas Optometric Student Association and the National Optometric Student Association where she held the position of President and Secretary and received the National Optometric Student Association Officer of the Year Award and received the 2010 National Optometric Student Association Scholarship Award. Dr. Norwood was also a Gold Key Optometric Honor Society member and served on the Graduation Committee.

Dr. Norwood’s externship training including extensive eye disease diagnosis and treatment at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK and Santa Fe Indian Hospital in Santa Fe, NM.

Currently Dr. Norwood is a member of the American Optometric Association, National Optometric Association where she serves on the board as the Region III trustee and the Mississippi Optometric Association and the former secretary of the MS chapter of the National Optometric Association. Dr. Norwood is licensed to practice optometry in Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Norwood enjoys spending time with close friends and family, exercise, and traveling.


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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (by Appointment)




Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my visit! I see an optometrist every year and I received care at her office that I've never received anywhere! I had my eyes dilated for the 1st time to make sure everything was ok. It was offered to me & covered by my insurance. I realize the importance of my vision and was very pleased with the care I received!"
    Andrea Walker
  • "First of all, the atmosphere was welcoming....(very important to me). The receptionist worked with us and was very patient due to the fact we haven't seen an optometrist in a while....and Dr. Norwood took extra time out to explain things that was unclear to me (for myself and my child). I expect the type of care she provided.
    My last experience (elsewhere) was rough, which is why it took me so long to see another eye Dr.
    Dr. Norwood is a great example for all optometrists and her staff as well. Thanks again..."
    Erika T Collins
  • "I love this Doctor. I thank God that i brought my baby to her. Because she saw some things that were going on behind her eye's. She told me to take her to the er asap. I did my baby almost die on me. But i thank God for sending me to her. I feel like she was my baby Angel. Thank u so much. Doctor Norwood."
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