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Meet the Leading Team of Optometrists in Northshore

The eye care professionals of Northshore TSO, specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors of Northshore TSO located just east of Houston know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

At Northshore TSO, 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, our eye doctors encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Your Northshore Eye Doctors:

Dr.Michael-Tran

Michael Tran, O.D.

Dr. Michael Tran is from Houston, Texas and formerly attended the University of Houston. Dr. Tran has been in the Optometry field for over 6 years. Being very nearsighted since he was a child, Dr. Tran became extremely familiar with his family Optometrist over the years. “Seeing how someone can affect a person’s life, by helping them see better… made me want to do the same for others.” stated Dr. Tran, in regards to making Optometry his field of choice and passion.

Dr. Tran is specializing in full scope Optometry, Anterior Surface Disease and Contact Lenses. His professional interests include Diabetic Retinopathy, pre and post-op Cataract Exams as well as Dry Eye Syndrome.

Outside of the office, Dr. Tran thoroughly enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, always looking forward to a good dish! He also loves to fish, explore Houston and traveling to as many places as he can. Dr. Tran also speaks English and Vietnamese fluently! Come to Northshore Texas State Optical, where Dr. Michael Tran looks forward to helping you!

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John Mann, O.D.

Dr. Mann was born and grew up in the Mid-west, in a town in the South-East corner of the State called Nebraska City, NE. He moved to Houston to escape the extreme weather in the Mid-West. Dr. Mann attended High School in Nebraska City and did his undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska. He earned his Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston in 1984. Dr. Mann has been around the eyecare field most of his life. His Uncle was an Ophthalmologist, his Father was an Optometrist and his brother practices Optometry in Nebraska. Helping people see and restore their eye-sight is extremely rewarding for Dr. Mann. This is why he chose to be an Optometrist. “From young, first-time glasses wearers, to people with eye disease, nothing is more precious than eyesight”, he states. Having great experience in the Optical field, Dr. Mann always comes in with a positive attitude and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Mann specializes in treating Eye Infections, Allergies, Glaucoma and Dry Eye.

His professional interests include LASIK Surgery Management and Macular Degeneration.

In his spare time he likes to garden, read and spend time with his family and Grandchildren.

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Jonathan Tran, O.D.

Dr. Jonathan Tran attended UT Austin and the University Of Houston where he earned his B.S. in Biology and Business Administration as well as his Doctor of Optometry Degree. Board Certified in the Management and Treatment of various eye diseases such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration, Dr. Tran gained valuable clinical experience while at Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He began working for Texas State Optical, over 10 years ago as a Doctor’s Assistant and has been working as a Doctor with TSO over 3 years. While working as a Doctor’s Assistant he felt he had a real connection with the patients and their vision matters. “As a Doctor’s Assistant, I learned that my personality made assisting and educating patients an easy career choice. Listening to and understanding patients issues helps me assist and educate the patient. Personalized in-depth care is what I strive for.” Dr. Tran states.

His professional interests include, advancing the profession of Optometry by maintaining up to date, continual education and learning the most advanced and successful standards of patient care. Giving back to the community is important to Dr. Tran. He trained with the Good Neighbor Clinic in Houston providing Comprehensive Eye Exams to all age groups and gave exams in Spanish. Dr. Tran also speaks English and Vietnamese fluently! Jonathan also worked with Prevent Blindness Texas to carry out vision screenings to the underprivileged.

Aurora, Colorado is where Dr. Tran is originally from. His family as well as Dr. Tran were residing in Denver, Colorado when his father received a transfer order while working for the United Airlines, formerly known as Continental Airlines, bringing them to Houston, Texas. Dr. Tran enjoys watching sports and exercising in his free time. He is a die-hard sports fan for the Texans, Broncos, Rockets and Astros. Dr. Tran likes to keep up with news and events and has a daughter Sara who keeps him on his toes when he gets home.

Meet Your Northshore Eye Care Team:

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Suzie Marquez

General Manager

Being a part of TSO for over 28 years has given Suzie the privilege of seeing several generations of patients. Building relationships with patients is something she takes pride in. Suzie looks forward to continuing to meet new patients and their families. She states: “It’s exciting to be a key part of a progressive, leading edge practice. The most important part of my job is to make sure every patient feels welcomed.” Suzie’s favorite part about her job is working with all of the patients and her co-workers who are her family! Ms. Marquez is such a great attribution to the team who gives 110%, providing so much positivity whom is also fluent in both English and Spanish. Her proudest accomplishments are her children and beautiful grandbabies. Outside of work, Suzie thoroughly enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren and going to Church!

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Susana Gonzalez

Manager

Susana is currently pursuing her Associates degree in Business at HCC to become a Business Advisor. Susana’s goal is to grow with Texas State Optical and to provide a great life for her beautiful children and family. Susana is also determined to finish school and to show her children that anything is possible. Her favorite part about working at Northshore Texas State Optical is the gratifying feeling of knowing she has an opportunity to help make someone’s vision better. Susana contributes excellent customer service and always has a genuine smile on her face while greeting patients. Making sure the patients are provided with the best eyewear is also very gratifying for Susana. Susana speaks both English and Spanish freely. In Susana’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her kids while watching movies together. She loves to bake sweets for her family and they really enjoy spending summer days at the beach. A favorite childhood memory of Susana’s is a cold visit to New York where she saw snow for the first time. “I would love to go back and experience that atmosphere again!” says Susana. Motivational speaker, business owner, author and radio host, Grant Cardone speaks one of Susana’s most favored quotes below:

“Whatever you want go all in and dominate, learn it, eat it, sleep it, breath it and believe it.”

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Daniel G.

Lab Manager

Daniel concentrates on his primary responsibility which include managing the complex operation of the lab. His goal is to ensure the production of eyewear is as accurate to prescription, ready as promised and meets TSO’s quality check standards. Daniel’s career plans are to advance with Texas State Optical as much as possible. He is a great attribution to the Northshore team and is great at what he does! His favorite part of the job is being able to communicate with the patients and being able to help them see better. He is a hard worker at everything he does who also helps with the Reception Desk, answering phones and Frame Styling patients. Daniel also speaks Spanish and English fluently. His proudest accomplishment is being a Manager and running his own Lab. Outside of work, Daniel thoroughly enjoys four wheeling, attending sports games and spending time with his family and friends.

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Jessica A.

Patient Services

Jessica started working for Northshore TSO in April 2015. She plans to start College in the near future. A nurse and advancing in the TSO industry are a couple of Jessica’s career goals/plans. Working with patients is her favorite thing about her job. “Each patient has their very own inclination and great personality!” she states. Jessica enjoys learning about each and every patient. She is a wonderful contribution to the team. Jessica comes with excellent customer service skills and a lot of knowledge when it comes to insurance. Her proudest accomplishment is impressing her boss with her amazing customer service skills as well as completing and receiving her GED. Jessica is pretty much a homebody who loves to: read, lounge around with her two dogs, spend time with her grandmother and work on her Spanish. One of Jessica’s favorite childhood memories is sitting in her tree house in her grandmother’s backyard, eating watermelon with her grandfather. Napoleon Hill, an American author in the area of the ‘new thought movement’ as well as one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature, gives a quote below that has been very relatable to Jessica:

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.”

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Jared P.

Patient Services

Jared states that his favorite part about his job is learning something new every day about Northshore TSO’s patients and their diverse vision care needs. Jared makes it a priority to help the patients whether it be scheduling an appointment or answering any eye care questions. Jared is the first in his family to attend a University. In the near future, Jared plans to become a professional Engineer. He is currently pursuing his degree at the University of Houston Downtown. Something unique Jared has accomplished which makes him very proud, is building a robot. In Jared’s spare time, he is either studying or watching football. Jared’s favorite pastime is a trip he took to Universal Studios. American football quarterback for the New England Patriots, Mr. Tom Brady, speaks an inspiring quote that Jared remembers daily:

“If you don’t believe in yourself, then why is anyone else going to?”

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Genesis R.P.

Patient Services

As of 2017, Genesis will finish her Associates degree in Life Science at San Jacinto College. Science, Literature and History are some of Genesis’ favorite subjects! In 2018, Genesis hopes to start working on her Master’s degree. “I am planning to major in English and become an outstanding educator for this upcoming generation. I love the Medical field as well.” states Genesis. Being a part of the Northshore Texas State Optical family makes Genesis very happy. Having the opportunity to help a patient see life better and have a healthier lifestyle gives her joy. Assisting patients with any inquiry or even an opinion on eyewear makes her job worthwhile. “Seeing patients fully satisfied is gratifying.” says Genesis. With such a positive attitude, Genesis is always willing to learn and grow every day. She has phenomenal communication skills and is very hospitable to all of Northshore TSO’s patients. A few of Genesis’ proudest accomplishments is obtaining her Associates degree while working full-time, buying her own car, paying for her school and becoming a Sunday School Teacher. She loves to play sports with her family; baseball, volleyball or basketball, to cook and bake, spend time with her dog and has a great passion towards God and going to Church. Her favorite childhood memory is spending quality time with her cousins, playing outside in the rain as well as chasing and taking care of her chickens at her grandpa’s. Genesis is also very eloquent in Spanish as well as English and knows a little Sign Language. Her favorite quote comes from Philippians 4:13 in the Bible:

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

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Mary G.

Dispensing Optician

Mary has been a part of the Northshore TSO family for over 10 years. She welcomes everyone with a warm smile and kind personality. She is dedicated to provide each of her patients with the most current and up to date eyewear. Mary can help assist our TSO friends and family in English or Spanish. “I enjoy working here, I feel as if this is my second family.” states Mary. She absolutely loves helping people. Her proudest accomplishments are her children and grandchildren as well as becoming a homeowner. Outside of the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her grandkids, watching a good game of football (she is a huge Texans fan), cooking, loves to make people laugh, and having a nice cup of coffee. Two quotes that are very inspirational to Mary are listed below:

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

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Nia R.

Dispensing Optician

Nia is currently enrolled at San Jacinto College North for Pharmacy and Psychology. After she gets her Bachelor’s Degree she will transfer to HBCU or a University in Texas. What makes Nia’s job most enjoyable is assisting people on a daily basis. Nia thoroughly enjoys giving patients their Preliminary Exams. Nis has a positive, fun attitude whom is able to assist our English and Spanish speaking patients, being a fluent English and Spanish speaker herself. A proudest accomplishment for Nia is getting 1st and 2nd place in her High School Chess Team. She stated when she first started playing, she didn’t think she would be able to get that far but won 1st and 2nd place in several competitions. In Nia’s spare time she enjoys listening to music and fixing her hair, which is also something that relaxes her mind as well as herself.

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, an American author, poet, and civil rights activist has given a quote above that is inspirational to Nia.

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Toli V.

Dispensing Optician

Toli comes with years of experience in making sure all glasses are fit properly upon leaving our office. Toli hopes to pursue a higher education to advance with Texas State Optical in the near future. She plans to advance her knowledge in her current field to move up in the company. Her favorite part about her job is taking care of all our customers’ needs and helping her fellow co-workers. Toli’s expertise is in glasses, she is the way to go when searching for a new pair! She is well informed when it comes to looking for what is best for our patients! Ms. Toli not only speaks English but speak Spanish freely as well. Her proudest accomplishments are working alongside the best Doctor’s. Outside of work, Toli loves to cook, attend church and read the Bible. Her favorite childhood memory is working alongside her father in the butcher shop. Toli’s favorite quote is written in the one and only Bible:

“With God all things are possible.” -Matthew 19:26