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Meet the 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 staff 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.
Jake | Office Manager
Jake is our Office Manager. He is from the Amarillo area of the panhandle. Jake attended Abilene Christian University after his service in the Army. He is an ABOC nationally licensed optician and loves the physics and science of lens design. He spends a bunch of time in the office trying to catch up on paperwork, but Jake loves to help patients select frames and recommend the best vision system for the needs of the patient. Jake loves to be outside in his spare time and enjoys all the activities that Texas has to offer. He wants all of our patients to see the important things in life.
Lizzette | Receptionist
Lizzette is one of our receptionists. She is currently pursing a degree in organizational and corporate communications at the University of Texas El Paso through their online program. She likes to cook and bake and has plans of attending culinary school after graduating. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and watching movies.
Chris | Optician
Chris is a recent local graduate, dedicated worker, and friend here at Texas State Optical. Chris is an ABOC nationally licensed optician, with four years experience in the optical business, he is always happy to be your optician. Any time you need, he can help you see the important things in life.
Marlen | Technician
Marlen is one of our technicians who is fluent in both English and Spanish. She assists the optometrist in providing excellent patient care throughout the examination. She is originally from Georgia, but moved to study Biology at University of Texas at San Antonio. Marlen is close to finishing her undergraduate degree and plans on continuing her education in optometry school in 2017. She is the oldest of three and in her spare time, she likes to scrapbook, run, dance, and explore San Antonio with friends and family.
Mikel | Insurance Coordinator
Mikel works to make sure that patients insurance benefits are verified and current before our patients visit the doctor. He also corrects problems with the CMS 1500 when they do not have a smooth transition to the insurance provider.