Eye care professionals 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. Eye doctors know 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.
Our optometrists take 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, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Your Midcounty Eye Doctors:
A native and life-long resident of southeast Texas, Dr. Young has practiced optometry with Texas State Optical in the Golden Triangle for over thirty years. After graduating Lamar University Beaumont, he later earned his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Beginning his optometry career at TSO Port Arthur, he has practiced the last twenty years at TSO Mid County. Licensed as a therapeutic optometrist, he practices family care optometry and enjoys serving the vision and eyecare needs of long-time patients, neighbors and friends.
Meet Your Midcounty Eye Care Staff:
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.
Pam Housley, certified by the American Board of Opticians since 1989, began her career with Texas State Optical in 1977. As the practice manager, she continues her passion to uphold TSO's commitment to excellence. Her dedication to providing our patients with the best products and services is unsurpassed. Recognized as a leader in the industry, Pam has served on various committees with Texas State Optical. As a member of the Operations Committee, she contributed to the development of practice management and training programs. She works diligently to ensure all patients experience 'Five Star' vision care.
Joanne masterfully maintains order in our reception department. She will greet you upon your arrival and promptly assess your service needs. From scheduling to registration, along with verifying insurance and check-out, she cheerfully and efficiently processes your patient data. She provides excellent customer service to patients by diligently seeking to locate all medical and vision benefits prior to their appointment.
Becky, an Optometric Assistant, has returned to the workforce after relocating to Southeast Texas from Florida with her husband. They plan to make Texas their permanent home, as they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. With her warm and friendly personality, she performs the pretesting portion of the eye exam. New contact lens wearers receive her personal attention instructing them in the care and use of their lens.
Norine joined our TSO Team after moving to Southeast Texas from Arizona. She has worked in optometric practices for 6 years as an Optometric Assistant. She is a proven asset to the TSO team, as she serves patients in all aspects of the practice, including patient eyewear selection and lens recommendation. Her desire to provide excellent patient care is apparent in the attention given to every patient. Weekends are spent enjoying fishing and hiking with her husband and German Shepherds.
Sarah, experienced in many facets of the TSO practice, wears many hats. She willing fills in where needed. Her responsibilities may include those of Receptionist, Doctor’s Assistant, Contact Lens Tech and Optical Assistant. At this time, she chooses to work part-time enabling her to devote more time to her children.
Ellen plays an important role in Texas State Optical's service commitment to our patients. Her background in medical billing and coding give her the needed insight to maximize your vision benefits. Valued by our team as the staff's 'go to' person, she is always available to help. Although known for her 'fancy' shoes, she manages to wear many TSO hats. Just to name a few, she is the Claims Specialist, the Internet Technologist and the Administrative Assistant.