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Our Team

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:


Chris Brownlee, O.D.

Dr. Chris Brownlee received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 2005 and his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 2011 and is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Certified Glaucoma Specialist. He has worked as an associate doctor at a rural clinic in Crockett,...

Angela Dantin, O.D.

Dr. Angela Dantin is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Certified Glaucoma Specialist. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2011. Background Dr. Dantin received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College Of Optometry in 2016. She completed a clinical internship at...

Leah Dantin, O.D.

Dr. Leah Dantin is a proud Aggie, graduating from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016 from the University of Houston College of Optometry. During her schooling, she completed clinical internships at a private practice...

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.


Tiffany McIntyre

Optical Manager

Tiffany has been with the office since 1995 and is our Optical Manager. Sheenjoys working as an optician, helping patients select their perfect frames and quality lenses. She also is in charge of selecting the wide range of frames that our office carries. Tiffany has a huge following of loyal customers who love her knowledge and great personality.

She has one of the quickest and funniest wits around.She runs our lab where our spectacles are made. She is very good at grinding lenses and has one of the quickest and funniest wits around.

Tiffany has the absolutely cutest son, Carson who she adores.


Marguerite Fitzpatrick

Health Information Technician

Marguerite is a registered health information technician and member of AHIMA. She is a certified coder who received her associates degree in applied science for health information management. She joined the practice immediately after graduation in 2008 and is responsible for all insurance matters related to the clinic.

She is married to Robert and has two very cute sons, Haden and Carter.


Veronica Casillas

Office Administrator

Veronica is originally from California but she came to Galveston as soon as she could. She has over 10 years of experience in the medical field, and patients and staff love her friendly personality. She is extremely knowledgeable about insurances, authorizations and benefits. We are happy to have her on staff since 2015 as our Office Administrator. She is multi-talented since she is trained as a backup optician and a backup ophthalmic technician.

Veronica has two daughters, Leticia and Cece, who are in college and a son, Alex, who is attending Ball High school.


Natalia Herrera


Natalia is a native of Colombia and has lived in Galveston since 2003 where she graduated from Ball High School. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has been on the TSO team since 2016 as an optician. She quickly has become one of our most lovable opticians because of her knowledge of all our lens and frame options. Her fashionable style helps her choose the perfect frame for every patient she helps.

Natalia is serving on the Board of Directors at Moody Day School, and her family is an active member of the Moody Methodist Church in Galveston. Natalia is married to Israel and has two sons, Andy and Nico.


Kari Messer

Opthalmic Technician

Kari is the primary ophthalmic technician who helps the doctors during the examination. She has been in the optical industry since 2010 and is extremely knowledgeable about all kinds of eye diseases. Her major role in the office is to gather informative data to help the doctors make their diagnosis. She also assists the doctors in fitting many of our patients in contacts and is very patient with our new wearers.

Kari enjoys baking and spending time with her family. She is married to Derek and has a new baby son, Grayson, and beautiful daughter, Caitlin.


David Goldblum


David Goldblum worked at TSO in Galveston as a high school student over 20 years ago. He got his real start learning about the industry shortly after that when he worked as an optician in Webster. Since then, David has gained a lot of experience in the industry and is very knowledgeable. He prides himself on customer service and satisfaction. We are delighted to have David back at TSO Galveston.

He is a proud father and loves to spend his time with family.