Dr. Edward Topfer, O.D. grew up in Pennsylvania but has lived in Texas since 1971. He graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry in 1983. While at the university, Dr. Topfer received advanced training in the areas of contact lenses as well as in low vision. He completed his externship at the Fourth Ward Clinic and Hermann Eye Center in Houston.

During Dr. Topfer's 37 years of practicing in Allen he has been active in the Lion's Club, Rotary Club, Friends of the Allen Public Library, Allen Environmental Action League, the new Parents as Teachers Advisory Board, the Allen Chamber of Commerce, and the Allen Heritage Guild.