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About Our Practice

Welcome to Texas State Optical Galveston

Texas State Optical has been part of Galveston since 1935. The office was the fourth office in the TSO system. Dr. Kevin Katz, optometrist, owned the practice since 1980. Dr. Chris Brownlee joined the practice in 2015 after practicing in Crocket and College Station.
The Galveston office presents a state-of-the-art, professional, optometric clinic practicing quality eye-care, as well as offering a high fashion optical store. The goal is to give patients excellent service, selection, and quality at high value.

“The goal is
to give patients
excellent service,
selection, & quality
at high value.”.

Our eye doctors treat medical eye conditions such as pink eye, red eyes, allergy eyes, dry eyes, glaucoma and cataracts. The clinic does Macula Risk genetic testing for macular degeneration. They prescribe all kinds of medications including Restasis for dry eye syndrome, Pataday for allergies and Latisse to enhance eye lash growth. They medically manage, advise, evaluate and commanage lasik laser vision correction eye surgery. Dr. Brownlee and Associates are contact lens experts fitting gas permeable, soft, colored, bifocal and multifocal lenses. A wide range of manufacturers including Ciba, Acuvue, Baush & Lomb, Biomedics, Proclear and Synergeyes lenses are used. The contacts lenses are discount priced to compete with internet contact lens sellers. The doctors of optometry are experts in refraction and computer vision syndrome. Most medical insurance like Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield BCBS, Aetna and vision benefit plans like Superior Vision, VSP, Vision Care Plan, OptimumHealth and Davis Vision are accepted.

Galveston Eye Doctor Near me

The opticians at TSO Galveston are experts a eyeglass frame selection. Frame lines include amongst others Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Versace, Silhouette, Spy Optics, Oakley, Maui Jim, Costa del Mar, Rayban, Theo, Anne y Valentine, Yabi, Pro design, Lafont, Cazal, Caviar, Mont Blanc and Seraphin. They advise patients on the best spectacle lens selection for bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses, Transitions lenses, polarized sunglasses, hi index thin lenses, polycarbonate lenses, safety lenses, anti reflective coatings and computer lenses. The office uses Varilux and Zeiss products as well as Crizal anti-reflective coatings.

“A fantastic
eyecare & eyewear
experience.”.

TSO Galveston is located in the historic downtown area, with plenty of on-street parking in front of the original 1940s art-deco building. The office is easily seen by the wonderful art deco sign that adorns the establishment. The interior maintains the deco feel with neon art work and custom made stainless steel furniture. The frame displays make use of customized perforated and polished sheet steel. All of this makes for a fantastic eyecare and eyewear experience.

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