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 have obvious symptoms. Our Eye Doctor at College Station, TX know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Meet your local College Station South Eye Doctors:
Our TSO optometrists at Texas State Optical 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.
Jon House, OD grew up in the small town of Three Rivers Texas. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology at Texas State University in 2001 and went on to graduate from the University of Houston College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2009. He first became interested in eye care while working at a large eye care clinic with several ocular specialists during his undergraduate career. He is excited to bring his beautiful wife and two daughters to Bryan/College Station and looks forward to building lasting relationships with its citizens.
Dr. House believes that he developed several values while growing up in a small town that set him apart from other eye doctors.“When you are sitting in my chair it’s personal. Anyone can learn how to get a person to read the bottom line on an eye chart. I want to know about my patients and learn how I can be of assistance in a way unique to each person.” Dr. House also believes that careful examination and continuous care are the keys to maintaining good vision.“I don’t want you just seeing well today, I want to do everything I can to keep you that way.”
Dr. House is a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist who can diagnose and treat many medical eye care conditions. In addition to taking care of a patient’s visual system, he believes that it is his job to help a person achieve awareness about their overall systemic health. “There are many systemic health problems that first show signs in the eye. These signs are often subtle but when detected can serve as important clues to helping a person achieve and maintain good overall health.”
Dr. Amanda Bloomberg grew up in Cypress, TX. After graduating from Langham Creek High School, she attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012. Dr. Bloomberg then went on to receive her doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She finished optometry school with honors in May 2016 licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Optometric Specialist.
Dr. Bloomberg enjoys relaxing with family and friends, watching Aggie sports, camping, and traveling. She is excited to return to the Bryan/College Station area with her husband to serve its citizens.
Dr. Taylor Hibbs was born and raised in beautiful Kaneohe, Hawaii. He attended Brigham Young University in Utah and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business Management in 2014. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry, graduating in May 2018. He is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is a member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Hibbs became passionate about eyesight after his then three-year-old niece was prescribed bifocal glasses to correct an eye condition. Dr. Hibbs values establishing good relationships with his patients and giving them the best personalized care with all comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and the diagnosis and treatment of different eye diseases. Dr. Hibbs enjoys working with patients of all ages and is an InfantSee provider.
Dr. Hibbs enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and friends. In his free time he enjoys watching college football, making and eating good food, and hosting gatherings with friends. He is fluent in Spanish after living in Guatemala for two years on a church service mission and enjoys Latin American cultures and foods.
Meet your local College Station South Optical Team:
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.
Melinda has been with TSO since 1980. She became certified by the American Board of Opticianry in 1985. Melinda brings 34 years of optical and management experience to our office. In addition to her skills as an optician she is also responsible for the operation of our in-office finishing lab. Melinda is always happy to help our patients with her vast knowledge of ophthalmic optics and to ensure the exceptional level of quality that we expect on all of our glasses.
Karli has lived in the Bryan/College Station area for most of her life with the exception of Galveston for a couple of years. She obtained her B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M in 2014. Karli loves helping patients find just the right frame for their specific style while keeping medical necessities in mind. Her responsibilities include: collecting insurance plans and giving patients their best financial options for their given situation, taking proper measurements for eyewear, minor adjusting of eyewear, as wells as daily administrative tasks. In her spare time she enjoys beekeeping, learning to play guitar, and traveling the United States.
Taylor has lived in the Bryan/College Station for most of her life. She is currently working towards her Nursing degree at Blinn College. Taylor’s duties include scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, maintaining customer service through proper telephone etiquette, greeting and checking out patients and testing patients vision through preliminary examinations.