Eye care professionals, or optometrists, specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Our Texas State Optical eye doctor knows how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Meet Your Willowbrook Eye Doctors:
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, the eye doctor at Willowbrook TSO, in the Willowbrook Mall, encourages you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Tony Tran is a Houston native raised in the Northwest Houston area. He was educated at the University Of Houston College Of Optometry and is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Tran practices full scope Optometry which includes: Comprehensive Eye Examinations Contact Lens Fittings, Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases, Dry Eye Treatment, Cataract Co-management and Lasik Evaluations. Dr. Tran has been in the Optometry Field for over 10 years. As a child, Dr. Tran had decreased vision, which led him to the Optometrist. The Optometrist knew exactly what it was that Dr. Tran needed. He provided him with excellent vision care, leaving him with great results. This made Dr. Tran comfortable and happy. His Optometrist was a great influence, leaving Dr. Tran interested in pursuing the Eye Care Field.
His professional interests include Glaucoma Treatment and Management, Specialty Contact Lenses and advancements in contact lens technology.
In his free time, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with his wife, visiting various cultural events throughout Houston, he enjoys all of the Houston sports teams, participating in sports activities, working on cars, exploring restaurants and hanging out with friends. He is a huge fan of The Rockets and Texans! Dr. Tran is not only fluent in English but fluent in Vietnamese as well.
Dr. Tran grew up on the Southwest side of Houston but has had the experience of living throughout Houston. She had once lived in the Galleria Area as well as Energy Corridor and currently resides in Katy. Dr. Tran attended the University of Houston Main Campus for undergrad and graduated in 2007 with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. She then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry to graduate in 2012 (Suma Cum Laude). She has been working in the Optometry field since 2005, starting as an Optometrist Assistant but became fully invested when she started Optometry school in 2008. Dr. Tran has been wearing glasses since the third grade and was always intrigued with how the eye and vision works. She says she’ll never forget how amazing it was to be able to put on glasses and see clearly for the first time and after this, knowing she wanted to help others improve their vision. Dr. Tran specializes in Glaucoma Treatment and Management, Cataract Co-Management, Lasik Evaluation, Dry Eye Treatment and treating red eyes and all contact lens complications. She also fits soft and hard contact lenses! Dr. Tran is very passionate about helping people see their best! Dr. Tran is not only fluent in English but fluent in Vietnamese as well.
In her spare time, she really enjoys reading a good book, hanging out with her family and friends and traveling with her husband, crossing places off of their Bucket List. Patches is her Shih-Tzu, that’s another joyous thing she likes to invest her spare time into! What Dr. Lan Tran loves to do most out of all of the above, is spend quality time with her beautiful baby girl Elena.
Meet Your Willowbrook Eye Care Team:
At Willowbrook TSO, our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Alicia has been in the Optical Field for over 4 years and has fallen in love with the variety of challenges and opportunities. Her career goals are to make the Willowbrook office the best store it can be. Her favorite part about her job is working alongside her co-workers as well as interacting with all of the patients. She is very versatile and is willing and happily able to assist however she can. Alicia is not only fluent in English but is fluent in Spanish as well. Her proudest accomplishment is how far she has come and where she is at now. She was once a foster child and is now an accomplished, happily married, General Manager who is dedicated to her career. Alicia loves spending time with her husband of over 11 years, watching movies and enjoys the Houston City life. She also enjoys spending time with her family and going to different events, such as concerts. Alicia considers herself a major “foodie”, she loves trying out new places. At the moment she is completely obsessed with Vietnamese Cuisine and fresh Sushi. Her favorite childhood memory is the biweekly trips she took with her mother to the Farmers Market and Bakery. Alicia is a firm believer of what you put into life, is what you will get out in return.
Deanna joined TSO in February 2007 with over 20 years of Optical experience. She enjoys assisting new and former patients with all their eyewear needs. She moved here from New Orleans, LA 10 years ago and found her home at Texas State Optical. Deanna thoroughly enjoys assisting the patients in selecting the best glasses to fit their faces and personalities. Her favorite part of the job is watching first-time glasses wearer’s reactions when they put on their new glasses. Deanna carries with her in all of her years of experience, great Customer Service and an amplitude of product knowledge. She is always equipped and more than happy to help with patients Optical needs. Being a wife and a mother is Deanna’s proudest accomplishment. Outside of work she loves family game nights, listening to music and watching movies. Her favorite pastime consists of reading mystery novels! Ms. Wright’s favorite quote is listed below, coming from the devoted Bible:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” -Philippians 4:13
Rubi, works in Patient Services. Have a question concerning your insurance benefits? At TSO Willowbrook, Rubi is the person to ask. For benefit authorizations, call Rubi and don’t forget to talk with Rubi about Optos Imaging! She has great experience in the Optical field, always comes in with a positive attitude and is fluent in Spanish. Rubi has been with TSO Willowbrook over 5 years. Her favorite part about her job is the bond she has created with her co-workers. She firmly believes they are an excellent team who are equipped to help their patients with their greatest requirements. Rubi is great with all of the patients and is very familiar with all insurance plans. Her proudest accomplishment are her children. Rubi is usually with her husband and children in her spare time! “I miss my children being little.” Rubi states. This is one of her all-time favorite pastimes. An American comedian and actor, Milton Berle gives Rubi a quote that she admires below:
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Nina provides great patient services and brings a positive, professional attitude to work every day. She is a phenomenal contribution to Willowbrook Texas State Optical and the patients. Making the dean’s list at school is Nina’s proudest accomplishment. Outside of the office, Nina enjoys reading a good book, trying out new makeup tutorials and playing or watching basketball. Her favorite team is the Rockets! Her most favored childhood memory is all the fun she had on Field Day in grade school. Nina is very knowledgeable, loves interacting with the patients, putting a smile on their faces and always comes in ready to assist. Nina looks forward to helping you with all of your vision care needs here at Willowbrook TSO!
Nancy has a passion for Customer Service and loves to learn new things in and outside of work. One day she would like to join an organization similar to All Hands Volunteers which is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering disaster relief volunteers around the world (Hands.Org). The Optical Field has been a wonderful experience for Nancy as she has great passion in watching the reaction and joy on patient’s faces, (especially children) when they get their new eyewear, affecting their vision in a favorable way. Nancy’s personality is a significant asset to our team. She is always greeting patients with a smile and helping them be as comfortable as possible. Nancy is not only fluent in English but fluent in Spanish as well. Helping someone less fortunate than herself as well as staying strong through many of life’s obstacles are some of Nancy’s proudest achievements. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, helping to operate her families Tree Nursery, watching soccer, gardening with her father and learning ASL and photography. Her favorite childhood memory is when she would go to Mexico and help her grandfather pick guava fruit!
“Texas State Optical is a great environment and I love all of the positive spirits.” states Nyomi. She thoroughly enjoys patient interactions and assisting in any way she can to help improve someone’s vision. She is very proud to have been given a promotion to a Managerial position at such a young age at a prior job. Nyomi is a hard worker and dedicated to the patients and their individual vision care needs. Another proud accomplishment of Nyomi’s was joining her second year in the State Tournament for wrestling. Outside of the office, Nyomi likes to sew, shop, hang out with her family and friends and try out new make-up tutorials on her peers. A favorite childhood memory of Nyomi’s is visiting New York three years in a row during Christmas. Nyomi says she would love to live there! Although Nyomi is not fluent in Spanish, she can understand the basics. Her favorite quote by Mahatma Gandhi is written below:
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Melissa’s career plans are to work in the medical field helping all of the lovely patients but her life goals are to travel! She is very knowledgeable in the field and is very happy to help new and former patients with their eye care needs. Her favorite part of her job is the friendly and kind environment. “Every day I learn something new.” states Melissa. Melissa has such a positive attitude and eagerness to learn. She is determined to make all of Willowbrook TSO’s patients feel welcomed as well. Her proudest accomplishment is her wins in Track and Field as well as purchasing her car by herself. Outside of the office, Melissa likes to ride her bike and take walks around the park. Melissa is both fluent in English and Spanish. Her favorite childhood memory is relaxing outside with a delicious snow cone. Melissa’s favorite quote is written below:
“What comes easy won’t last long and what lasts long won’t come easy.”
Alex joined the TSO family in 2014 and brings with him many years’ experience as an Optical Lab Technician. He learned discipline and how to multi-task as an Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America. If you have a questions about your glasses, Alex will get you an answer! Alex’s favorite part of his job is helping the patients in need. He puts a lot of time into his work with many skills and much knowledge. Alex will provide you with excellent customer service! His proudest accomplishment is taking apart his first motorcycle to paint it and reassemble it all within two weeks. Another one of his greatest accomplishments is swapping motors in his sports car! Outside of work, Alex likes to spend quality time with his family and friends, work on mechanical things, play guitar, play games and visit parks. A favorite pastime of Alex’s is going camping and hiking in the mountains.