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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:

Zainab Muhanna

Zainab Muhanna

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University.

Optometry School: University of Houston College of Optometry.

Professional Achievements/Associations: American Public Health Association, Texas Public Health Association, Texas Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and the American Optometric Association.

Clinical Certifications & Specialties: Residency training at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in ocular disease, specialty contact lens fittings, management of dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration,
diabetic retinopathy, pre- and post-operative LASIK, cataract, & glaucoma procedures.

What drives your passion for optometry? The eye is the window to one’s health. Dr. Muhanna’s passion for optometry comes from knowing a simple eye exam can transform a patient’s life for the better.

How are you helping patients live their best lives? After learning more about her patients’ hobbies and lifestyles, Dr. Muhanna aims to provide patients with the proper eyecare to allow for patients to seamlessly transition back into day-to-day activities.

What does providing a transformational eyecare experience mean to you? Transformational eyecare involves ensuring a relaxed environment to provide patients the opportunity to ask questions and be informed about their eye health and systemic health.

How are you impacting your local community? Dr. Muhanna is passionate about working together with residents of low-income communities by advocating for the importance of eye health and examinations.

Hobbies/Interests: Dr. Muhanna enjoys running, spinning, baking, and listening to podcasts.

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Ananya Sen Gupta O.D.

Dr. Ananya Sen Gupta was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived in Boston briefly before moving to Texas. She moved to Sugarland in middle school for her dad’s work and has lived around the Houston area ever since! Dr. Sen Gupta attended the University of Houston both for her undergraduate degree as well as for Optometry school. She started working as an Optometric Assistant during her first year as an undergrad, being in the field for a minimum of 9 years now, both as a tech and Optometrist. Dr. Sen Gupta was exposed to the Optometry field early on, since her younger sister was born with several ocular complications. She went with her sister and parents to all of her appointments and watched the Optometrist successfully treat her back to 20/20 vision. Somewhere along the line, her fascination for all things ocular grew. She always knew she wanted to be a Doctor, so when the time came to make a choice, Optometry seemed to be the most natural career path for her. Dr. Sen Gupta specializes in ocular disease, dry eye and glaucoma. Outside of work, Dr. Sen Gupta’s favorite hobbies are traveling, cooking, singing and dancing. She is always looking to explore new restaurants/cuisines and loves expanding her list of places she has traveled to! Dr. Sen Gupta’s passion is to provide excellent care to the community as well as promoting ocular and systemic health through comprehensive annual exams and looks forward to helping you! She can assist our patients in English, Bengali, Hindi and can speak a fair amount of Dutch and Spanish.

Meet Your Northshore Eye Care Team:

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Suzie Marquez, ABOC

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!

Julio Vallejo

Julio Vallejo

Manager

Julio has been with the company over 14 years. He knows all of the ins-and-outs of the Northshore office. Having great experience in the Optical field, Mr. Vallejo always comes in with a positive attitude and is fluent in Spanish. He is great with patients and has helped entire generations of families. He is always happy to help new and former patients understand their changing, eye-care needs. "I am always looking for different ways to improve the quality of our customer care. If you have any suggestions to help us improve in any area-- please let me know!" states Julio. Julio's career goals are to grow with Texas State Optical as much as possible. His favorite part of the job is taking care of patients and seeing smiles on their faces once they have received their glasses. He likes helping them see the important things in life. Julio makes sure all of his staff understand what they need to achieve each and every day as well as helps them understand everything about the patients and TSO. His proudest accomplishment is his children, seeing them well educated and in a great position in each of their lives. Outside of work, Julio loves to watch sports and spend as much time with his family as possible. Julio's favorite pastime is going on a summer vacation every year to the beach with his family in Ecuador.

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Dalia M.

Manager

Dalia is very interested in drawing and painting. She is very proud to have earned second place in two art competitions. Dalia is very helpful, always a lending hand whenever in need, loves interacting with the patients and putting a smile on their faces. She is pursuing a higher education in the Medical field. “I love the friendly environment that Northshore Texas State Optical brings… everyone is so productive and caring.” states Dalia. Dalia speaks both English and Spanish fluently. The one and only Albert Einstein, speaks Dalia’s favorite quote below:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

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Ingrith R.

Manager

Ingrith currently attends the University of Houston! Her plans are to finish her Bachelors and go into the College of Optometry at UH. "I love helping people and seeing everyone's happy faces." says Ingrith. "There is enough negativity in the world that I am determined to be the opposite and make sure to spread more positivity to those who need it!" Ingrith give 110% in any task she performs. She is always working and improving her organization and efficiency. Ingrith is both fluent in English and Spanish. Her proudest accomplishment is the new skills and knowledge she has gained to benefit her future. Outside of the office, Ingrith likes to read books, as she owns too many to count! Her favorite genre is mainly fantasy and magical realism. Ingrith loves listening to music and searching for new fun and influential songs. Her favorite childhood memory is when she played video games with her brother and coming home from school to watch cartoons. New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races wrote Ingrith's favorite quote below:

"... if you had a special knack for finding things, it meant you owed the world to look.”

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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. Advancing in the TSO industry is Jessica's career goal. 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."

Aliyah H.

Patient Services

Aliyah aspires to eventually become an Optometrist and run her own office following Optometry school. She contributes great customer service and is a huge help to Northshore Texas State Optical's patients. "Interacting with all of the different personalities that TSO brings in, along with the help given and received from my fellow co-workers makes my job so worthy." says Aliyah. She has really enjoyed learning more and more about the Optical field and is always gaining more knowledge to better herself in order to provide the best for our patients. Outside of the office, Aliyah loves to write, journal, shop, craft and catch up on her sleep! Her proudest accomplishment is earning her degree with honors, while graduating with a minor in French. Aliyah's favorite pastime is the bonding time she had with her extended family as a child. Aliyah is dedicated and has a passion for the patients and their optical needs, she looks forward to helping you!

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David S.

Dispensing Optician

David joined Texas State Optical in 2019. He likes being a part of the TSO team and enjoys meeting new people. His favorite aspect of his job is being able to contribute and help assist in the education of the patient’s eye health. David comes to work with a willing attitude and always helps where he is needed. David is not only fluent in English but Spanish as well! His career goal is to grown within the field and has hopes of starting a business from the ground up, himself. His proudest accomplishment is being able to start his travels at a young age. Outside of work, David enjoys mountain or trail bike riding, a good basketball game and spending time with his friends and family. His favorite childhood memory was playing sports and being on teams! He's also happy to have made it in the organization Gents and ended up being the president for 2 years out of the 4 years he was in. Dr. Henry Cloud, an American Christian self-help author wrote David's favorite quote below:

"One of the most expensive things you can do is pay attention to the wrong people."

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Angel H.

Dispensing Optician

Angel's passion is in the medical field, pursing an Associate’s degree. Helping people and seeing their smiling faces makes Angel's job worth going to every single day. Angel contributes giving the best customer service while making sure every patient is able to leave happy. One of Angel's proudest accomplishments is getting EMT certified while still being in High School. “In my spare time, I live to spend time with family and friends.” states Angel. Exploring Houston and new restaurants is another thing Angel enjoys while not at work. Angel's favorite childhood memory is going to Mexico every summer as a kid to visit family. Angel can assist in both English and Spanish. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet spoke Angel's favorite quote below:

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

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Jesus C.

Lab Technician

Being a part of the Northshore Texas State Optical family makes Jesus very happy. Having the opportunity to help a patient see life better daily motivates him and makes his job so much more worthwhile. With such a positive attitude, Jesus is a go-getter and always livening up the Northshore TSO office. Jesus really likes working in teams. He is very proud to be a working class American Citizen and is committed to his TSO team. Jesus enjoys reading a good book, watching movies and watching soccer while outside of work. His favorite pastime is playing soccer in school! Jesus is also very eloquent in Spanish as well as English. Jesus’ favorite quote comes from Confucius, a Chinese teacher, editor and politician of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history:

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.”

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