As a native Texan, Dr. Shelly Collins, O.D. was valedictorian of her graduating class at Harlingen High School. She attended Texas A&M University through her junior year before transferring to the University of Houston. Dr. Collins earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology, magna cum laude, and a Doctorate in Optometry, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston. At the University of Houston she was a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, and Beta Sigma Kappa, the international optometric honor society. Dr. Shelly Collins is a therapeutic optometrist and a certified glaucoma specialist. Following graduation, Dr. Collins opened an optometric practice in Oak Hill. She then joined Innovative Eyecare in 2002.
Dr. Collins maintains active memberships in the Central Texas Optometric Society, the Texas Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. She is also a member of Equality Texas and volunteers at Thundering Paws animal shelter in her spare time.