They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
A Cy-Creek graduate, Alberto is a full-time optician who is ABO certified and has five years in the optical industry. Alberto strives to deliver a level of professionalism to each patient as he assists them when selecting their eyeglasses. Taking the time to understand each patient’s eyewear needs and personal style, Alberto knows how to recommend the best look and fit. Aside from getting to know each patient, Alberto works diligently in our lab edging and inspecting their eyeglasses as a lab technician. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Alberto is also a full-time student at Prairie View A&M University who aspires to become a chemical engineer one day. When not helping patients, Alberto likes to travel and spend time with friends and family. He also enjoys relaxing bike rides in downtown, listening to music or working out at the gym.
A Senior Lab Technician, Bridgetta is ABO certified and has over 28 years of experience in the optical industry. She runs a tight ship in our lab to ensure each pair of glasses passes our strict final inspection and receives the Premier Vision stamp of approval. When not fabricating eyeglasses or final inspecting them, Bridgetta enjoys assisting patients select the best fitting frame that enhances their face shape and style without sacrificing comfort. She is also extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of lens technology and enjoys educating patients about the newest products as well as mentoring staff members. Although Bridgetta has had other great careers, the science of optics and how it relates in the lab making glasses has always remained her first passion. When not working on patient’s eye wear, Bridgetta spends time crafting, sewing, crocheting, oil painting, and cooking for her family and friends.
A native of Connecticut, Carrie is a full time optician who is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Her passion is working with children, and she especially enjoys seeing our youngest patients smile when they put on their first pair of glasses. Whether it is performing their pre-test or fitting them in glasses, patients of all ages also appreciate Carrie's warm and caring personality. To ensure everyone loves their new eye wear, Carrie tailors each patient’s vision needs with their unique style. With eight years of experience in the optical industry, Carrie is always looking to further her opticianry skills by reading about new technologies or attending continuing education classes. Outside of Premier Vision, Carrie loves spending time outdoors or camping with her husband and two kids. They also like to give back to the community by volunteering at their local cat shelter on the weekends.
A native Houstonian and Cy-Creek graduate, Lindsey is a seasoned Para-Optometric Assistant who has provided patient care over the last three years. Passionate about the health care industry, she strives to provide personable care to every patient by carefully listening to their vision needs and health concerns. Lindsey is knowledgeable in various aspects of pre-testing such as performing auto-refactor, I-CARE (measures eye pressure), Optos Retinal Imaging, Heidelberg OCT, Oculus Keratograph and Humphrey Visual Field. In addition, new contact lens wearers appreciate her patient demeanor when teaching them how to insert and remove their contacts for the first time.
Lindsey currently attends the Univesity of Texas at San Antonio as an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness. During her spare time, she loves to rock climb, listen to music, and watch movies. When asked what is her favorite thing about working at PV, Lindsey says, "I enjoy working with patients everyday and educating them about the importance of their eye health."
A Lead Optician, Melinda has lived in Houston the majority of her life except while traveling with her husband who served in the military. She has over fifteen years experience in the optical industry as an optometric assistant and office manager. She is passionate about providing the best care and experience to each patient. Not only does Melinda take the time to listen carefully to her patients, she also applies that feedback to select the best frame style and lens technology in order to create the perfect pair of glasses. She also is the project leader for managing our inventory so each patient has the best selection of frames. Melinda continues to sharpen her opticianry skills with online training and educational workshops in order to become ABO certified by 2020. When not assisting patients, Melinda enjoys spending time with her husband and high school sweetheart of twenty years and two amazing daughters. They enjoy taking vacations on cruises, watching movies, and spending time at the softball park. When asked how she feels about joining Premier Vision, Melinda says, “I am really excited to have found such a wonderful team to be a part of.”
A graduate of Klein High School, Nicki genuinely strives for our patients “to feel like we really do care about them”. As a Para-Optometric Assistant, she assists each patient with a compassionate smile while performing their pre-test. Whether it is checking their visual acuities or measuring the pressure in their eyes, Nicki takes the time to explain each test so patients feel comfortable and calm. Nicki is even trained to use some of the most complex equipment in our office such as: Optos Retinal Imaging, Humphrey Visual Field testing and Heidelberg Engineering OCT. In addition to ensuring patients are ready to see the doctor, Nicki also manages our contact lens inventory and helps with front desk duties.
Nicki plans to major in biology and eventually apply to the University Of Houston College Of Optometry as she hopes to become an optometrist one day. When not seeing patients at PV, Nicki enjoys playing string instruments such as the violin, viola and cello. She also loves baking desserts, rock climbing, and ice skating.
A native Houstonian, Roxana "Roxy" graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Downtown with a degree in communications. As the Communication Specialist for Practice Relations and a Team Leader, Roxy oversees that our office communication runs smoothly and patients receive the "See The Difference" experience in exceptional customer service. She also brings an edge to our practice with her eye for the newest trends in eyeglass frames. As a senior optician, Roxy enjoys assisting patients find their unique style. Patients often comment that they have never received so many compliments on their new eyewear. During her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and attending festivals or music concerts.
A Houstonian by heart, Selena is our Front Desk Coordinator who ensures our patient flow runs smoothly. Usually the first point of contact, Selena is the person most patients will communicate with when contacting our office via phone, text, email or in person. Whether it is assisting to schedule an appointment, check-in a patient or verify an insurance plan, Selena is always eager to provide exceptional customer service. When asked about her favorite part of being Front Desk Coordinator, Selena said, “joining the PV team has been a wonderful experience so far. I love what I do as a front desk coordinator and the satisfaction of being able answer any questions or concerns".
Studying finance at University of Houston-Downtown, Selena plans to attain a Masters in Human Resources. When not busy juggling work and school, she enjoys taking road trips with family and friends or just hanging out with her boyfriend and cute pug puppy, Polo!