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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.

Meet Your Local TSO Beaumont Eye Doctors:

The optometrists at TSO – Dowlen Rd in Beaumont, 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.

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Brian Blount, OD

Dr. Brian Blount is a 1980 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, but has been a Texan since graduating from the University of Houston.  He is a Past President of the Texas Optometric Association, and still is active with...
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Leigh B. Kimball, OD

A native Texan, Leigh Kimball, OD, joined Dr. Blount's practice in 1996 and became his partner in 1999.  She was born and raised in the piney woods outside of Jasper, Texas.   Dr. Kimball received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in...
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Samir Patel, OD

Samir Patel, O.D. has been practicing optometry with our group since 2008.  He is a therapeutically licensed optometric glaucoma specialist.  Born in Houston and raised in Fannett and Houston, he is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in biomedical science. He studied at the University of Houston...
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Joshua Rhodes, OD

Joshua Rhodes, O.D. is a recent graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry, and is a therapeutically licensed optometric glaucoma specialist. He was born and raised in Vidor, Texas and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Lamar University in 2012 before continuing his education. As a therapeutic...

Meet Your Local TSO Beaumont Optical Team:

Our exceptional, TSO 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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Sylvia Edwards

Sylvia Edwards has been with our practice since 1990, and has become beloved by generations of patients over the years. She is a ABO certified optician, and can handle just about anything you might need. She is a customer service specialist, and excels at helping find the right frame for...
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Patricia Nugent

Patricia Nugent is an experienced optician who has been with our practice since 2011.  Having once been a cosmetologist, she enjoys helping patients find the best frame for their face.  She is excited to be able to work with the latest styles and a wide variety of people.  She is...
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Samantha Maxey

Samantha Maxey is out practice's insurance specialist, and we have been lucky to have her work with us since 2004. She has the very difficult task of keeping up the the intricacies of dozens of different vision plans and medical insurances. Samantha preauthorizes visits when necessary, files claims, and makes...
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Kathy Paredes

Kathy Paredes has been working in the optical field since 1978, and brought her talents to our office in 2005.   Kathy is our on-site lab manager, and helps us ensure that our quality control is the best that it can be.  Her responsibilities include ordering lens blanks with the correct...
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Ebony Neely

Walking into the office, the first smiling face you will see will be that of Ebony Neely.  Ebony joined our practice in May of 2013, and quickly became indispensable.  If it can be handled over the telephone, Ebony can handle it.  If you have a scheduling problem, Ebony can schedule...
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Susann Walker

Susann Walker is our primary ophthalmic technician.  During your eye exam, she can use various automated instruments to measure everything from the curvature of your cornea to the thickness of your retinal nerve fiber layer.  She is a veteran of the eyecare industry, as she has worked in the optical...
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Bonnie White

The front desk is the busiest place in the office, but Bonnie manages it beautifully.  Whether you have questions about your insurance, your fee slip, your contact lenses, or your appointment, she can help you out.  Bonnie also backs up our ophthalmic assistant by performing preliminary testing, visual fields, and...
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Tammy Normand

Tammy Normand joined our practice in 2016. She is a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, born and raised right here in the Golden Triangle. She brings with her 25 years of experience as an optician. Tammy's bright attitude and easy smile have been a great addition to our optical team....
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Dorthy Warner

Dorthy Warner is our office's general manager and started with this practice in 1980.  Dorthy's greatest strength is her ability to make things happen.  Whether it is a referral to a specialist, a fast track on an optical job or contact lens order,  an insurance billing issue, or even a broken...
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Shelly Perrin

Shelly Perrin has worked in the optical industry for about a decade. She was born and raised in southwest Arkansas, and moved to Beaumont about a year ago. She and her husband David have been married over 20 years and have one son, Alex, who is in college at the...