Dr. James Baker of Paragon Eye Associates in Arlington, Texas earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1994. Dr. Baker then served 4 years of active duty in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of captain. He completed a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2002 at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Baker began his optometry career at the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Center for Adult Strabismus practice in Dallas, where he treated children, working alongside David Stager Sr., MD. He joined Ford Eye Center in 2004.
Dr. Baker has served as president and vice president of the Tarrant County Optometric Association and has been an active member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He has over 10 years of experience in the pre-and post-operative care of LASIK and cataract surgery patients and his professional interests include treating glaucoma, ocular inflammatory diseases, chronic dry eyes, foreign body removals, and ocular infections.