Our TSO Galveston optometrist, Dr. Brownlee, takes 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.
Dr. Chris Brownlee grew up on the north side of Houston. He did his undergraduate work at Texas A&M and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
His wife, Joie, is a registered nurse working on her nurse practitioner degree. She is from Crocket, Texas and Dr. Brownlee practiced there for a while. He was then associated with a couple of practices in College Station including a large lasik surgery center.
Dr. Brownlee is a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
Dr. Brownlee is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the Harris County Optometric Society.
He has joined the practice permanently and expects to be here for years to come. He loves family time with Joie and their baby son, Quinton. They are beach people and go to church at Moody Methodist Church on the island.
Meet Our Optical Team
Danielle Holub is the primary ophthalmic technician who helps the doctors during the examination.
She is extremely knowledgable about all kinds of eye disease and is able to gather really good data to help the doctors make the diagnosis. She knows a lot about contact lenses and is involved in the fitting of many cases.
Danielle also knows a lot about glasses and is a very competent optician although her love is in the clinic.
Danielle is a native Texan and lives in Galveston.
Ms. McIntyre has been with the office for over 20 years. She is an optician helping patients select their frames and lenses. Tiffy has a huge following of people who just love her for her knowledge and great personality.
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 absolutley cutest son, Carson who she adores.
Marguerite Coats 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 Jeff and has two very cute sons, Haden and Carter.
Veronica recently reloacted from California to Galveston. She has over 10 years of exerience in the medical field. Patients and staff love her friendly personality. She is extremely knowledgable about insurances and authorizations or benefits. We are happy to have her on staff as our office coordinator.
She and her three daughters are enjoying living on the island.
Joy Ballard was born and raised in Galveston. She is one of our newest opticians and brings a young, vital perspective to the practice. She recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is extremely knowledgeable about fashion and loves to help people.
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 for Dr Katz's wife who had an optometry practice 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. He is also very proficient in the lab doing lens grinding and repairs. We are delighted to have David back in the practice helping patients.
He is a proud father and loves to spend his time with family.