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Our Optometrists

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:

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Janet Cole Baker O.D.

Dr. Baker is a native of Port Arthur. She attended Lamar University before graduating from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

She specializes in Contact Lens and General Optometry. Dr. Baker has many years of experience and especially enjoys providing eyecare to all age groups. Her experience includes cataract and refractive surgery co-management and Special Needs exams.

Dr. Baker has practiced throughout Texas and is happy to return to her hometown of Port Arthur and the Midcounty area.

Dr. Baker is an avid gardener and cook. She enjoys spending her time off with her children and grandchildren.

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Khanh Kaylee Dan O.D.

Dr. Dan is a 2020 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. She is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Dan moved to Houston from Vietnam with her family in 2008. She graduated from the University of Houston with dual degrees in biology and psychology. Impressed with the cultural diversity of our community, Dr. Dan chose to begin her career with Texas State Optical Midcounty. Dr. Dan’s practice philosophy is to treat every patient who walks through the door like family. Dr. Dan loves spending after-hours and weekends with her husband (the other Dr. Dan) and her close-knit family. She also enjoys walking her elderly terrier-mixed, Mochi, in her free time.

Meet Your Midcounty Eye Care Staff:

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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.

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Pam Housley, ABOC

Office Manager

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.

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Joanne

Receptionist

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.

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Norine

Eyewear Consultant/Optometric Assistant

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.

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Sarah

Tech/Assistant

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.

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Ellen

Insurance & Billing Specialist

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.

 

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A Message to Our Patients

Our patients’ eye care needs are and always have been our top priority. With all that is happening, we are OPEN to help serve our patients. During this difficult time, we have made a few adjustments to our services and availability to ensure the health and safety of you, our staff and our Doctors.

For the Protection of Our Patients,
we have implemented the following procedures in our clinic:

Thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

We hope to be able to continue to provide excellent care and service.

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