By Michael Sudhalter
“We’re trying to be more involved with the community, and we plan on doing more health fairs,” John said. “We see a lot of kids, and we’re working on getting more involved with the schools, and helping school nurses.”
American Eyes has a unique program where customers or anyone in the community can donate their old eye glasses, so those less fortunate can pick them up.
John started American Eyes in 2010 after working throughout the Houston area for Texas State Optometry.
A Houston native, she wanted to set up an Optical office where it would fit the needs of the customers.
“I looked around, and there were no other optometrists within three miles of me,” John said. “I didn’t want to be where there were too many.”
John, who employs a four-member staff, offers services such as contact lenses, prescribed glasses and sunglasses.
A graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and the University of Houston, John takes pride on “personalized, customer service” and helping many patients who have undiagnosed ailments.
American Eyes accepts most insurances, plus Medicare and Medicaid.
John recently started using a new, state-of-the-art instrument, called Optis, which “gives a better look inside the eye.”
“With eye disease, it’s important to diagnose it earlier,” John said.
With conditions like Diabetes, symptoms can show up like blood in the eyes, and without proper care, can result in blindness.