The founder of PREMIER VISION, Dr. De La Peña was born in California but grew up in Texas at an early age. She was awarded the Academic Excellence Award Scholarship from the University of Houston where she completed eight years of intense studies. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the renowned University of Houston College of Optometry in 2002. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. De La Peña is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, Texas licensed as a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist who can diagnose and treat eye diseases. Dr. De La Peña co-manages refractive eye surgeries with some of the top Lasik surgeons in the U.S. In addition, she has experience in fitting a broad scope of contact lenses such as, spherical, toric, monovision, multifocal, rigid gas permeable (RGP's) including scleral and hybrid lenses to help patients with kerataconus or irregular corneas.
While a student in college, she also worked as an optician for five years in order to gain first hand experience in properly fitting, dispensing, and fabricating glasses. She understands the significance of making glasses properly in order to see comfortably and clearly. A mother of three energetic sons, Dr. De La Peña realizes the importance of family. She personally designed a child-friendly office in order to welcome the entire family. In addition, she is proud to be a participating optometrist of the InfantSee Program which advocates comprehensive eye exams at no cost for all infants up to twelve months.
Dr. De La Peña is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Harris County Optometric Society, and University of Houston Alumni. She is also involved with the Northwest Chamber of Commerce and Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She enjoys playing the violin and practicing soccer with her husband and three sons.