Why have an eye exam with an eye doctor?
Your eye doctors in La Porte understand how the human eye really works, and also understand diseases and conditions that affect your eyesight. Unfortunately, many eye diseases do not have obvious symptoms, and that’s why an eye exam is so important. In addition, eye doctors know how risk factors and age affect vision over time for old and young patients. Optometrists also understand the benefits of all different types of corrective lenses, including eyeglasses and contacts.
Because you are important to us, our optometrists in La Porte take the time to explain the results of your eye exam. We also listen to what you have to say about your eye care needs, and describe your various treatment options. We encourage you to ask questions and share your health information with us. Having the full picture of you health is vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our optometrists in La Porte, TX:
Therapeutic Optometrist, Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Upon graduation from optometry school, Dr. Frazier returned to her hometown of La Porte to practice. Dr. Frazier holds undergraduate degrees from Baylor University and the University of Houston. She graduated from University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Frazier has expanded her licensing to include diagnostic and therapeutic certification, and later to include Optometric Glaucoma Specialist certification. In June, 2011, Dr. Frazier was among the first to obtain Diplomate status with the American Board of Optometry. Achieving Diplomate status was a defining moment of her career, demonstrating a lifelong commitment to learning. Our office commits to continually improving patient care.
We built our free standing building in 1995, allowing room for more diagnostic equipment, a larger dispensary, on-site finishing lab, and four examination rooms to provide better service for our patients.
Many things about the way Dr. Frazier practices have changed. The eye care office in La Porte now uses computer assisted examination lanes with electronic records and prescribe digitally generated lenses. Our office employs the latest technology in the care of our patients. Despite all of the changes, the commitment to providing caring and personalized eye care that exceeds expectations has remained constant.
Therapeutic Optometrist, Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Dr. Olivarez is very excited to join Frazier Eye Center and is proud to work with such an outstanding team at a state of the art facility. Dr. Olivarez is a native Texan, originally from Corpus Christi. She earned a bachelor degree in Vision Science from University of Incarnate Word and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Rosenberg School of Optometry in Texas. While attending Rosenberg School of Optometry, she volunteered and assisted with providing eye care to the under-served population in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Dr. Ashley Olivarez explains, "My passion is providing high quality eye care while making real connections with my patients. I believe it is important to listen to the concerns of my patients and work towards solving vision problems as a team."
Dr. Olivarez is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist. She provides routine vision care, treatment and management of ocular diseases, specialty contact lenses fitting, myopia progression control, dry eye evaluation and treatment, glaucoma treatment, and co-management of LASIK refractive surgery and cataract patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Olivarez enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their six month old English bulldog, Pablo. She enjoys traveling, soccer, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She is conversant in English and Spanish.
Patients and staff agree Dr. Olivarez is an excellent addition to Frazier Eye Center, continuing our goal of exceeding patient expectations.
Meet our staff:
Our office manager and licensed optician, Jessica Layton, shares Dr. Frazier's commitment to quality care. She has just celebrated her 35th year with our office. Jessica leads our entire staff in attending regional and national meetings to make sure we offer our patients the latest and most up to date products and services.
Nana has two precious grandchildren she enjoys spending time with on the weekends!
Barbara is a certified optician, with more than 35 years experience in the optical industry. Her warm personality makes you feel at ease. She has a vast wealth of knowledge of frame and lenses, and will work with you to enhance your experience.
Dena is the heart of our office and will greet you with a smile, and her positive energy will get your visit off to a great start. Her several years of experience allow her to efficiently get your appointment scheduled and check your insurance, making your visit go smoothly.
Cesilia is the lead pre-screener and is a highly skilled optometric technician with more than 8 years at our office. She can answer any questions you may have during the preliminary testing, special testing, or contact related questions. She is fluent in Spanish.
Rachel has many years of experience in optical. She will make you feel that you are part of the family with her warm smile and personality. In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her youngest son and keeping in touch with her son in the Navy.
Gabby will begin your journey through our office pre-screening and making sure you are ready for the doctor to see you. Her warm smile and gentle touch will make you feel comfortable during your visit. She is bilingual and will answer any questions you may have.
Yamilet is a great addition to our staff and is fluent in Spanish. She is very sweet and eager to help in anyway. You may find her at the front desk or assisting in the prescreening, she is a great at multi-tasking.