Dr Tachau earned his undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University in May 1979. Upon graduation he immediately went on to earn his Doctorate in Optometry at Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon in May 1983. Dr Tachau received additional training in the use of pharmaceutical agents and minor surgical procedures from the University of Houston. Additionally, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2014.
Dr Tachau opened his private practice here in Santa Fe in 1987. Ten years later he teamed up with Dr Thibodeaux in a partnership. Dr Hamashige joined Accent Vision Specialists in November 2019 maximizing our spacious 6,500 square foot state of the art facility on Galisteo Street. Dr. Tachau has particular interest in taking care of glaucoma, diabetic, and dry eye disease. He also prides himself in offering offering options with contact lenses, spectacles, and surgical considerations that meet the unique and particularneeds of each patient.
Dr Tachau feels very fortunate and blessed to have grown up in beautiful Santa Fe. He enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities such as tennis, golf, snow skiing, and motorcycles. He lives with his wife Linda and their dog here in Santa Fe.