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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:

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Mona Moshtaghi, O.D.

Dr. Mona Moshtaghi is from San Diego, California and formerly attended the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. Dr. Moshtaghi has been in the Optometry field for over 8 years; COA Certified, worked in a private practice and did Glaucoma research at Shiley Eye Center in San Diego while completing her undergraduate degree at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Moshtaghi always wanted to be part of the growing field of preventative healthcare. She wants her patients to leave her office with the most positive experience. “Having the best vision possible is a wonderful feeling.” says Dr. Moshtaghi.

Dr. Moshtaghi is specializing in dry eye, ocular surface disease, and contact lenses. She has a special interest in ocular disease including diabetic care and glaucoma. She is also a part of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.

Outside of the office, Dr. Moshtaghi thoroughly enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, playing the dulcimer (classical Persian instrument), solving Sudoku puzzles and spending quality time with her family. Dr. Moshtaghi also speaks English and Farsi fluently, while is conversational in Spanish. Come to Northshore Texas State Optical, where Dr. Moshtaghi looks forward to helping you!

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Jerry Chih, O.D.

Dr. Jerry Chih was born in Taiwan! He moved to the United States when he was 11 and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. Dr. Chih completed his training at the University Of Houston College Of Optometry in 2019 as well as attended UT Austin.

Dr. Chih finds it very rewarding to help people see better and truly believes that the eyes are the most important organs of the body. He specializes in primary eye examinations, glaucoma, diabetic eye care, contact lens and cataracts. Dr. Chih has a strong interest in diabetic eye care, glaucoma and myopia control.

When he’s not working, Dr. Chih enjoys staying active and is very into the outdoors, whether he be running, cycling or working out! He is also a huge sports fan, loves UT football, Astros and catching a good NFL, NBA or MLB game! Dr. Chih is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Lizeth Molina, O.D.

Dr. Lizeth Molina was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Houston where she graduated with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry. As soon as Dr. Molina graduated, she went straight into optometry school at the University Of Houston College Of Optometry to complete her doctorate. During optometry school, one of her externship sites was a low income clinic in Houston where she helped keep Houston eyes healthy. Her other externship site was in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Indian health service where she expanded her knowledge of diabetic retinopathy and iritis. Dr. Molina has been working at different offices while in undergrad and optometry school and has over 8 years of experience in the optometry field.

Dr. Molina specializes in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, lasik co-management and contact lens fitting. “I have always had bad vision, but as a teen, I met an Optometrist who fit me in my first pair of contact lenses. I didn’t just see better, I also became fascinated by the concept of sight and the science behind it. I wanted to learn all the things the doctor did to improve my vision and from then on, I knew what I wanted to do with my life.” states Dr. Molina, on why she chose the optical field.

In her free time, Dr. Molina likes quality time with her family, friends and her little cat Tom. Traveling has allowed her to know about different cultures and natural places, “so it has always interested me” says Dr. Molina. She also likes to explore Houston and Texas whether at a new restaurant, park or a quiet place to relax. Dr. Molina speaks both Spanish and English fluently and looks forward to serving you and your family at your next eye examination!

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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!

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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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Josie Posada

Administrative Assistant

Josie's field of study is Human Resources in the medical field and she has a great history with the Northshore Texas State Optical team. Josie always has a polite smile and positive / high energy attitude. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and ready to assist. Outside of the office, Josie loves spending time with her family, hanging out with her sisters and playing with her three doggies. Josie has been married over 28 years and her proudest accomplishment is her three wonderful sons and her one and only grandson. Frida Kahlo was a painter known for her many portraits and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico, spoke Josie's favorite quote below:

"Pies, para qué las necesito, si tengo alas para volar?"

"Feet, what do I need them for, if I have wings to fly?"

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Gaby A.

Patient Services

Gaby has finished her Associates degree in General Studies and plans to continue her education. She knows all the ins and outs of the Northshore office and is very happy to help new and former patients with their eye care needs. "This job has opened so many opportunities for me and has really taught me how to push myself and work hard… I love my co-workers and our patients.", says Gaby. Gaby pulls insurance and helps with insurance related questions. She is phenomenal when it comes to communicating with patients and assisting them with their personal needs. Gaby is fluent in both English and Spanish and is working at her sign language. Her proudest accomplishment is not only graduating High School but graduating College before graduating High School. Outside of the office, Gaby likes to play volleyball, basketball and paint. Her favorite childhood memory is playing outside with no worries, just enjoying the sun. Her favorite quote comes from the Bible, Proverbs 31:25:

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the day to come.”

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Rique P.

Optometrist Assistant

Rique is currently completing his college basics and is working towards completing his career goals. He is a great team player and loves being able to assist all of his coworkers. His proudest accomplishment has been his success in his academics and performing in his high school band. Rique enjoys gardening and creating art work in his spare time. One of his favorite memories is winning area state finals with his friends. His favorite quote is by Bill Keane written below:

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

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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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Dalia M.

Dispensing Optician

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.

Dispensing Optician

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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Jasmin Y.

Dispensing Optician

Jasmin is currently studying at the University of Houston pursing her Bachelor's degree. Jasmin has big goals to travel! She loves reading psychological thriller books, listening to music, watching mystery shows on Netflix and exploring different places with her friends. While at work, Jasmin contributes hard work and dedication! She enjoys most the knowledge she has gained being here at Northshore Texas State Optical while assisting her fellow colleagues and patients alike. "I thoroughly enjoy seeing the patients smile and being able to help my co-workers." says Jasmin. One of her proudest accomplishments is receiving her Associates degree in Communications at San Jacinto College in 2019. Her favorite childhood memory is when she was 10 years old and visited San Antonio with her family for the summer. Jasmin and her family walked around Downtown, took a boat ride through the Riverwalk and took in the beautiful scenery. Her favorite quote comes from one of Coldplay's songs, written below:

"Under this pressure, under this weight, we are diamonds taking shape."

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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.”

Welcome to TSO Northshore

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Dr. Mann

Dr. Molina

Dr. Chih