An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.
– Centers for Disease Control

Meet Our optometrists

Our talented team of highly trained Therapeutic Optometrists and Optometric Glaucoma Specialists are absolutely committed to providing the highest standard of eyecare available. From protecting the health of your eyes, to ensuring the best vision possible, our doctors deliver the care you and your eyes deserve.

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Brad Dobson, O.D.

About Dr. Dobson

Dr. Dobson is originally from the Kansas City, Kansas area as well as Lake Ozark, Missouri. However, he, his wife Krissy, and their kids have made Austin their home and are excited to be serving this community.

Dr. Dobson graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology and went on to complete his Doctorate at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He participated in special studies including pediatrics, glaucoma, and complex contact lenses at UHCO. Dr. Dobson interned at Texan Eye Care in Austin, Texas, working primarily with LASIK and cataract surgery management. His second internship was done at Vision Centers and he began practicing in Bee Cave shortly after.

He enjoys pediatric optometry as well as advanced contact lens fitting.

In his free time, Dr. Dobson is very active with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling, exercising and exploring all the great things about Austin and the Hill Country.

Licensure:

  • Licensed in Texas as Therapeutic Optometrist Licensed in Texas as Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Doctor of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry

Memberships:

  • Member of the Central Texas Optometric Society
  • Member of the Texas Optometric Association
  • Member of the American Optometric Association
  • Member of the BSK Honors Society
  • Member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honors Society

Manish Patel, O.D.

About Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel is a board certified therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. He is trained to diagnose and manage ocular infections, diseases, and visual conditions. Dr. Patel completed his externships at the Eye Institute of San Antonio and at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. Not only is he fully versed in primary eye care, but he is also trained to fit specialty contact lenses and co-manage eye surgeries. Dr. Patel enjoys providing quality care in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

His specialties include: LASIK, Specialty Contact Lens Fittings, Dry Eye Syndrome, Fashionable Glasses, Eye Disease Treatments

Jill M. Haven, O.D., F.A.A.O.

About Dr. Haven
Dr. Jill Haven earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry after completing her BS degree from South Dakota State University. She then completed a year of residency training in Ocular Disease and Ocular and Refractive Surgery Co-management at a multi-doctor general ophthalmology practice in Nevada. Following residency Dr. Haven worked for the US Navy in San Diego. She has additional work experience in several ophthalmology and optometry practices in Michigan, Oregon, and Texas.

Dr. Haven is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease, and she is a licensed Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in Texas. She earned her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2006 and remains active in the Academy. Dr. Haven has provided comprehensive primary eye care in Austin since 2010. She appreciates the lasting relationships with her patients and continues to welcome new patients of all ages.

Barbara Coldiron, O.D.

About Dr. Coldiron
Dr. Coldiron is the founder of Far West Optical. Far West Optical has been in the Northwest Hills area of Austin since 1984. She has developed a reputation for providing thorough eye exams, finding solutions to patient’s vision and eye health problems.

She sees herself as the Sherlock Holmes of vision; sleuthing out the mystery of a patient’s visual difficulties. She fits even complicated contact lenses, prescribes unique spectacle prescriptions, treats many eye diseases including glaucoma, and co-manages cataract and laser vision surgeries.
When not spending time with her patients and staff, she enjoys photography and participating in church activities.

Dan E. McQueen, O.D.

About Dr. McQueen

Dan McQueen, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Optometry in 1984. He also earned his undergraduate degree in Biology after completing studies at Colorado State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following optometry school, Dr. McQueen served as Chief of the Optometry Clinic at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Dr. McQueen is an active member in the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and the Central Texas Optometric Society. His special fields of interest include LASIK and cataract surgery co-management along with contact lens fitting.

While having his vision tested as a child following a minor eye injury, it was discovered that he needed glasses. As soon as Dr. McQueen put the glasses on, he realized that he could see everything much more clearly. He says remembering this experience helped him with his decision to become an optometrist. Dr. McQueen has been practicing optometry since 1984, and he stills finds great enjoyment in being able to give patients who have been suffering with poor vision their own Wow! moment when they experience improved vision for the first time.

In his free time away from the office, Dr. McQueen enjoys working on home improvement and renovation projects.

Shelly L. Collins, O.D.

About Dr. Collins

Shelly Collins, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry magna cum laude from the University of Houston’s College of Optometry in 1993. She also earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology magna cum laude while attending the University of Houston. She was a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Collins has been practicing optometry since 1993 and specializes in LASIK, corneal cross-linking, and cataract surgical co management, as well as glaucoma treatment, myopia control, and specialty contact lenses. She is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Certified Glaucoma Specialist who is active in the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, the Central Texas Optometric Society, and Equality Texas.

Dr. Collins loves helping people, and her career in optometry gives her the opportunity to do so in a very impactful way. She believes good vision is one of our most important senses, and she finds it extremely rewarding to help patients maintain good ocular health and vision. She always enjoys the excitement and look of joy on her patients’ faces when they see clearly for the first time!

In her free time outside of the office, Dr. Collins enjoys photography as a hobby and stays active outdoors by hiking and kayaking.

Alexandra Nelson, O.D.

About Dr. Nelson

Alexandra Nelson, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of The Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry as part of the inaugural graduating class in 2013. In addition, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2008 from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Nelson’s optometric training included practicing at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Viera, Florida, with a concentration in glaucoma management and ocular disease.

A native Texan, Dr. Nelson has been practicing optometry since 2013, and her special fields of interest include contact lenses and ocular disease. Dr. Nelson chose a career in optometry to provide patients with the same positive experiences she had with her optometrist when she was growing up. She finds it very rewarding to help her patients achieve their clearest vision possible, and she also enjoys educating them about their visual health.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to live music at local concerts, and working on her photography. In addition, she can often be found outdoors hiking the Greenbelt or cheering on her University of Texas Longhorn teams.

Javier R. Zamora, O.D.

About Dr. Zamora

Dr. Zamora has lived in the Austin area since 1985 and has been involved in eye care for over 27 years. He is the co-founder of Advanced Eye Care & Surgery, the past optometric director of refractive surgery for the largest eye care practice in Austin, the past Clinical Director for Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, and has co-managed over 5,000 refractive surgery cases. Dr. Zamora received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He was involved in ophthalmic technical training for over 14 years and taught courses for certified ophthalmic personnel extensively throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

Dr. Zamora received the University of Texas Achievement Award and was the recipient of the University of Houston Graduate Fellowship Award. He received the Beta Sigma Kappa Award and VSP Award and Scholarship in 1997. He was also the recipient of the Vistakon Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care in 1998. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, the Central Texas Optometric Society and the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Zamora is licensed in Texas as a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is a past adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry

Debbie A. Zamora, O.D.

About Dr. Zamora

Dr. Zamora is a native of Marksville, Louisiana. She has practiced optometry in Louisiana and throughout the Greater Austin area while co-founding Advanced Eye Care & Surgery. Dr. Zamora comes from a family of eye care professionals- her father, who practiced optometry for over 35 years; her sister, an ophthalmologist; and another sister who is an optometrist. Dr. Zamora received a B.S. degree from Tulane University and graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She completed an externship program at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Naval Hospital in Parris Island, South Carolina. There, she conducted procedures in a refractive surgery study to determine its safety and efficacy for naval aviators. She and her husband, Dr. Javier Zamora, have practiced together since 2002.

Dr. Zamora was the recipient of a Legislative Academic Scholarship for four years at Tulane University. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, the Texas Optometric Association, the Louisiana State Association of Optometrists, the American Optometric Association, and is a past president of the Central Texas Optometric Society. Dr. Zamora is licensed in both Texas and Louisiana as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is an active member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Debra L. Ware, O.D.

About Dr. Ware

Dr. Ware was graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. Dr. Ware is active in various optometric organizations, including the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and Central Texas Optometric Society (serving as Treasurer 2001-2002 and Secretary 2000).

Dr. Ware has practiced optometry in the Austin/Round Rock area since 1998. Dr. Ware is dedicated to providing the best eye care for your family.

Larry M. Chism, O.D.

About Dr. Chism

Dr. Larry Chism received his Bachelor of Science in 1975 and went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry shortly after, concentrating in contact lenses and low vision. Since 1980 Dr. Chism has been full owner and managing associate of Vision Source-Tyler, a private practice providing full scope optometric eye care services. Dr. Chism is committed to helping patients gain back their freedom. He has been providing low vision care for 20 years and has extensive experience in working with individuals who have suffered from decreased vision. These individuals desire to gain back control of their lives and not let decreased vision interfere with their happiness. For this reason, Dr. Chism is referred to by his patients as “the see better doctor”. For your convenience, Dr. Chism commutes to six different locations throughout Texas.

Annie Y. Chan, M.D.

About Dr. Chan

Dr. Annie Chan is an ophthalmologist who is fellowship-trained in cornea and refractive surgery. For the past 4 years she was privileged to be an Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio, which not only allowed her to care for the residents of San Antonio and surrounding South Texas but also to teach and train ophthalmology residents and other medical professionals in the art of medicine and eye care. She enjoyed learning from her colleagues and from those whom she taught. Although Dr. Chan is a native of Austin, her educational pursuits took her from the West to East coasts. After completing a rigorous residency program in Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK in 2012, she found a passion for treating corneal and external diseases and was selected to stay on as a fellow to train in Cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, and external disease.

Dr. Chan provides comprehensive eye care with a special interest in collagen crosslinking, the latest corneal transplantation techniques such as DMEK and treatment of dry eyes and other ocular surface diseases. She is also a leading surgeon in laser cataract surgery and offers the most up-to-date intraocular lens choices.

She is delighted to be back in her hometown as an eye physician and surgeon to serve with excellence and dedication to her patients. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and enjoys photography, hiking, and acoustic guitar.

Thad A. Labbe, M.D.

About Dr. Labbe

Dr. Labbe earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Medical Degree from Louisiana State University. He then completed a transitional internship at Austin Medical Education Program followed by an ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His glaucoma fellowship was completed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Labbe also served as a clinical instructor where he taught glaucoma and cataract surgery techniques to residents. He has presented his clinical research at national meetings and is the author of three textbook chapters in internationally recognized textbooks. Dr. Labbe is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Labbe specializes in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He also provides comprehensive eye exams as well as diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions and diseases of the eye. In his spare time, Dr. Labbe enjoys biking, boating, and spending time with his family.

Stephen R. Smith, M.D.

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Stephen Smith is a native Texan born and raised in Houston, Texas. He completed undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and economics at Rice University. After working as a consultant for Price Waterhouse he attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He spent five years in New Orleans completing an MD degree and an internship. He then completed training in ophthalmology at Northwestern University in Chicago and a retina fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Dr. Smith is a board certified ophthalmologist. He worked for Texas Retina Associates in Lubbock, Texas prior to fulfilling a desire to move to Austin. He currently sees patients in Austin with diseases of the retina and vitreous. These include such conditions as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular and hypertensive retinal problems, retina tears and detachment, epi-retinal membrane and macular holes.

When not practicing medicine Dr. Smith enjoys golf, tennis, biking and working on becoming proficient in Spanish.

Sean Paul, M.D.

About Dr. Paul

Dr. Sean Paul grew up in south Texas. After graduating near the top of his class, he was accepted into the highly prestigious Business Honors Program (BHP) at The University of Texas at Austin. During college, he was named Student of the Year by the Cactus Yearbook and awarded Outstanding Business Senior upon graduation. He took an active role in the Austin community with both The Arc of Capital Area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas during his time as a part of the community service organizations Texas Cowboys and Texas Blazers. He moved onto medical school in San Antonio, where he served as Class President at The University of Texas Medical School for four years. After medical school, he completed a rigorous internship in surgery, medicine, and pediatrics in Fort Worth, Texas at John Peter Smith Hospital. He then completed his ophthalmology surgical residency training at the highly regarded Dean McGee Eye Institute. During residency, Dr. Paul was then chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants to train for two years as an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellow (less than 20% of applicants chosen each year). Under the mentorship of Dr. Gerald Harris, world renowned Orbital and Oculofacial surgeon and past editor of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, and a team of amazing mentors he completed his ASOPRS fellowship at the prestigious Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He pursued further elective training in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face in Miami, Beverly Hills, and the greater Chicago area and is thrilled to return to his home in Texas. Dr. Paul is a board certified surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Dr. Paul specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses a blended approach of non-surgical treatments and surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide the best patient care. Dr. Paul has authored numerous scientific articles. He has been invited to speak at many national and international meetings including Lake Como, Italy and Sydney, Australia. He has returned home to Texas and now practices Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas.

David Z. Gay, M.D.

About Dr. Gay

Dr. David Gay decided to become a surgeon at the age of eight. During his high school years he began doing rotations in hospitals and scrubbing in to observe surgeries first hand. As soon as he was eighteen he trained as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He did his undergraduate training at the University of Utah successfully completing a double major in Exercise Physiology and German Literature. Dr. Gay spent a couple years during and after college doing research in pancreatic cancer. During medical school at the Medical College of Virginia Dr. Gay was exposed to a short rotation with an oculoplastic surgeon and he immediately knew that he had found his calling. He did his ophthalmology training at the Medical College of Georgia, and then was selected for a prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was trained by Drs. Hirschbein and Karesh.

Dr. Gay is a board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a candidate member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Gay sees patients at multiple locations. Online appointment scheduling is not available for Dr. Gay. Please call 512-642-5050 to schedule an appointment. Please ask to be seen at the Round Rock office.

Adam D. Hart, MD

About Dr. Hart

Dr. Hart is a board-certified ophthalmologist offering a variety of advanced ophthalmological services, including the diagnosis and treatment of conditions like dry eye and glaucoma.

Dr. Hart also provides cutting-edge treatments like cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery, and LASIK, a vision-correcting laser surgery. An active member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Hart also retains memberships with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Hart relocated to Texas from Chicago in 2017 with his sights set on opening his own practice. While in Chicago, he fine-tuned his skills in state-of-the-art laser technologies, including LASIK and PRK. He opened Longhorn Eye Care in February.

A Ford Dean’s scholar at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Dr. Hart studied biomedical engineering and later spent a year of research in proteomics, the study of proteins in organisms, at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to earn his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago and discovered his passion for optics during his ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, New York.

When not tending to his patients, Dr. Hart enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna, and his dog, Jax. In his free time, he hikes, travels, and loves to read. Dr. Hart also volunteers with Eye Care America, helping people in need.

Dr. Hart sees patients at multiple locations. Online appointment scheduling is not available for Dr. Hart. Please call 512-265-0126 to schedule an appointment. Please ask to be seen at the Round Rock office.

Robert Marquis, M.D., PhD

About Dr. Marquis

Dr. Marquis received his M.D. and Ph.D from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center after completing his thesis work in Neuroscience at Rockefeller University of New York. His Ophthalmology Residency and Glaucoma Fellowship training were also completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Marquis is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He focuses on sight-saving early detection and treatment of glaucoma, and the restoration of visual function and clarity utilizing premium intraocular lens implants such as ReSTOR® and AcrySOF® Toric during cataract surgery.

Dr. Marquis uses the latest technologies, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT) to diagnose and treat glaucoma and to prevent vision loss. He offers the safest and most effective medical, laser (selective laser trabeculoplasty, or SLT), and surgical therapies available for glaucoma management. Surgical options include canaloplasty, trabeculectomy, and tube-shunt placement as well as experimental devices available through the several FDA clinical trials for which he is an investigator.

As glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide, Dr. Marquis is a staunch advocate of research and development. Advancing new therapies aimed at preventing vision loss secondary to glaucoma, Dr. Marquis served as an investigator in two recent FDA clinical trials that involve two entirely new classes of glaucoma medication. These new surgical and medical research therapies add to the expanding armamentarium of glaucoma treatment that offers new promise and hope for the more than four million Americans with the eye disease.

Thomas R. Walters, M.D.

About Dr. Walters

Dr. Tom Walters is, for more than a decade, the most experienced eye surgeon in central Texas. The exceptional results enjoyed by his patients have led to wide recognition of his surgical skills. Austin-area eye doctors and their patients choose Dr. Walters as their consulting surgeon more often than any other surgeon, and he has been the eye surgeon of choice for many Austin-area doctors and their families.

Dr. Walters’ dedication to excellence has helped drive the development of new and advanced treatments in LASIK, cataract, and lens implant surgeries using the most up-to-date equipment, devices, and surgical techniques, including Custom Wavefront LASIK and new Accommodating Lens Implants. Central Texas patients who choose Dr. Walters as their surgeon realize the benefits of his attention to detail, unmatched expertise, and innovative techniques that allow the successful treatment of even the most difficult cases.

Dr. Walters is internationally recognized in the field of ophthalmology. He has published articles in all the major ophthalmic medical journals, has lectured to international medical audiences on three continents, and serves as a research and development advisor to the largest ophthalmic companies.

Dr. Walters is actively sought by global ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device companies for his experience and expertise in applying and proving innovative new technologies in ophthalmology. He has been instrumental in the advancement of ophthalmic sciences by serving as principal investigator for over 150 FDA clinical research protocols over the past 15 years, including studies in refractive surgery, ophthalmic devices, products and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Walters’ dedication to the development of ophthalmic knowledge is evidenced by his frequent invitations to author and edit publications and manuscripts for ophthalmology journals and to lecture and present results of research at medical symposia.

Dr. Walters is president and senior partner of Texan Eye Care, P.A. and Advanced Ophthalmic Services, P.A., and is Medical Director of Keystone Clinical Research and LaserView Vision Correction Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Jeany Johnson, O.D.

About Dr. Johnson
Jeany Johnson, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 2014, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a Minor in Chemistry.

While growing up, Dr. Johnson remembers that the only doctor appointments she truly enjoyed were those visits made to her eye doctor’s office. When Dr. Johnson was in high school, her optometrist recommended that she consider attending optometry school.

Dr. Johnson has been practicing optometry since 2014 and specializes in primary eye care. She says that her greatest fulfillment in her optometry career comes from being able to help others and providing her patients with improved vision.

In her free time away from the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her family and experiencing new restaurants.

Pamela Solly, O.D.

About Dr. Solly

Pamela Solly, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2006 and attended the University of Toledo for her undergraduate studies. Dr. Solly’s path to a career in optometry began when the Review Board at Ohio State University admitted her to the College of Optometry by crediting her previous 15 years of experience as an ophthalmic technician.

Dr. Solly graduated from an ophthalmic technician program in 1988 and began work as a technician for a general ophthalmologist. Her additional responsibilities had her assisting in all surgeries, such as cataract, glaucoma, eye lid, and eye muscle. After eight years, she went to a refractive surgery center where she became the lead technician and assisted with excimer laser procedures. Dr. Solly felt she was now ready for new challenges and moved on to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

At the Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Solly advanced her certification level to become a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT). At this level, she was doing the same work as an optometrist, except for looking in the back of the eye. It was then that she decided to return to school and earn the letters after her name. This would also earn her the privilege of having her name on the prescription and treatment plan instead of the ophthalmologist or ophthalmology resident. By identifying and resolving the individual visual needs of her patients, Dr. Solly always enjoys seeing the impact that improved vision can have in their everyday lives.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Solly enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She also enjoys playing golf and pursuing her interest in photography.

Amie Nguyen, O.D.

About Dr. Nguyen
Amie Nguyen, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry in 2020 from the University of Houston College of Optometry, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University. During externships with the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic in Richmond, Texas, she received training in primary eyecare, specialty contact lens fitting, refractive and cataract co-management, and ocular diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, hypertensive and diabetic retinopathies, and glaucoma.

Dr. Nguyen became an optometrist after experiencing several different fields of health care, including family medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, and decided she most enjoyed her experience in eye care. She strongly believes in the importance of quality patient care and education, and has always had the desire to help inform and educate her patients about their ocular and systemic health, which enables them to make their best decisions regarding their overall health.

Dr. Nguyen feels joy when her patients feel well taken care of, whether it’s customizing their contacts to best fit their visual needs or managing corneal conditions, such as keratoconus or severe dry eye, treating an urgent red eye, or informing parents that their child’s myopia progression can be slowed.

When Dr. Nguyen is not in the office treating patients, she stays active by doing kickboxing, hot yoga, and hiking. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with her dog.

Parisa Lamei, O.D.

About Dr. Lamei
Dr. Parisa Lamei, received her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Houston. She earned her BA at University of Texas at Austin in natural sciences. She has lived in Austin for the past 35 years, Dr. Lamei has always put emphasis on total patient care. Her philosophy is that patients need to spend most of their time while in the office with the doctor to feel comfortable with any medical issues and concerns they have. She is keen on well-anticipated schedules and having adequate number of staff around the office. Her staff are extremely important to her and she takes pride of having the privilege working with some of them for the past 15 years.

Stephanie Colorado, O.D.

About Dr. Colorado

Stephanie Colorado, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2010 and received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, where she graduated with honors.

Dr. Colorado is a certified Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist who has extensive training in Pre- and Post-Cataract and Pediatric Strabismus Surgery. She is an advocate for screenings that aid in the detection of eye irregularities and visual barriers that are not identified during a routine eye exam at school or pediatric doctor visits.

Additionally, Dr. Colorado specializes in fitting anti-fatigue glasses, multifocal contact lenses, LASIK co-management, and conducting pediatric eye exams. During her free time, Dr. Colorado is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Central Texas Optometric Society.

Praneetha Raveendranathan, O.D.

About Dr. Raveendranathan
Praneetha Raveendranathan, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry in 2014, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Raveendranathan specializes in glaucoma and retinal pathology and has always been interested in medical sciences. After shadowing her own optometrist and learning how much of a difference can be made, she decided to pursue a career in optometry.

As a primary care provider, it means a lot to her to be able to detect and prevent more severe health issues that may arise by addressing gateway ocular issues. The smiles and gratefulness she experiences on a daily basis is just the topper on an already lovely cake.