Dr. Hiral Mehta is a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Biology and then a doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry with training in pediatrics, low vision, primary care and specialty contact lenses.
She completed her optometric training at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry where she received extensive training in diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other anterior and posterior segment diseases. She is also trained on LASIK co-management and cataract pre and post-op care. Dr. Mehta also served an indigent population at La Nueva Casa de Amigos clinic in Houston as part of her optometric training where she learned to speak Spanish and received further training on treatment and management of ocular diseases and contact lenses.
She is very thorough in her examinations and provides proper treatment plans tailored for each individual. Away from the office, Dr.Mehta enjoys spending time with her family (especially with her nieces and nephews!).
Dr. Kris Patel was born and grew up in a small town in East Texas. He is licensed by the Texas Optometry Board to practice as a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. He earned his doctorate degree from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry with honors in 2009. Dr. Patel completed an internship at Bridge Builders Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas, where he was trained on how to diagnose and treat various diseases of the eye. He also completed an internship at Alamo Eye Care in San Antonio, Texas where he received extensive training in fitting of contact lenses and laser vision correction. Dr. Patel has worked with an ophthalmologist in Lubbock, Texas where he furthered his knowledge in pediatrics, eye disease and surgery, laser vision correction, as well as sports vision.
Dr. Patel was a committee member of the Texas Optometric Association, previously president of the Student Texas Optometric Association, and a Gold Key Honors Graduate.
Dr. Patel begins each examination with a thorough assessment of the patients’ needs and concerns. He is able to tailor the eye examination for each patient and provide personalized treatment options, eyewear, and/or contact lenses that will provide the best vision and comfort.
In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys participating and watching football and basketball games, and spending time with his family. He also competes in half marathons yearly in support of various diseases.
Caitlin has over five years of experience in the optical industry. Caitlin was recently certified by the American Board of Opticianry in lens technology. Caitlin begins by helping you find that perfect frame that fits your prescription, your facial features, and comfort. . She will explain every detail about your new lenses and also coach you on how to wear the new progressive lens (No-Line Bifocal) technology..
In her spare time, Caitlin loves to take her dogs to the dog park and enjoys sewing.
Rachel has over three years of experience in the optical industry. Rachel is part of our optician team as well as our doctor’s technician. She also can be found helping out at the front desk, dispensing patient’s contacts and glasses with detailed questions to make sure that before patient’s leave they have complete comfort being able to see. She also teaches our first time contact lens wearers on proper techniques.
On her spare time, Rachel is always looking for new fun activities or adventures for herself and her kids.
Brie has over 4 years of experience in the optical and medical industry. Bri can be found everywhere in our office from helping patients find their insurance benefits to helping our doctors with medical testing. Her sense of style and personality help patients find a pair of glasses that look fabulous. .
Brie is in school part-time to pursue a degree in nursing, and loves hanging with family and friends.
Rosa is usually the first person you will be greeted by in the office or on the phone. Rosa has over two years of experience in the optical field. Rosa assists the doctor in preliminary testing and procedures. She also assists in our lens fabrication laboratory. Rosa also teaches our young patients on how to put on contact lenses and how to care for them.
In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and spending time with her son.
It’s estimated that over 60 percent of the population in the U.S. requires some sort of vision correction. Given this great need, it’s little wonder that there are seemingly so many options out there when it comes to choosing an optometrist or ophthalmologist. So why should you choose us here at Today’s Vision Rayford and Riley Fuzzel? That’s a question that we’ve truly taken to heart and tried to structure our service around so as to offer you the absolute utmost in quality family eye care.