Looking For An Optometrist in Midtown Houston, TX?
Meet the Eye Care Team at Texas State Optical - Museum District
Eye care professionals and optometrists, 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. The eye doctors of the Museum District TSO in Midtown Houston Texas 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.
During your visit to our optical boutique, our optometrists will 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, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Introducing the TSO Museum Eye Doctors:
Dr. Angela Marcaccio, the daughter of an Optometrist, is a native Houstonian graduating from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry in 1982. Dr. Marcaccio completed her undergraduate work at Texas A&M. (Go Aggies!) Dr. Marcaccio is a frustrated Fashion Designer whose only outlet is to have incredibly hip frames in her store for her patients. Her pet peeve is people wearing old style bifocals or ill-fitting frames because LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO WEAR UGLY SHOES OR UGLY GLASSES. Her goal is to provide superior eye care services and unique frames or the latest in contact lenses for her patients. Being born at the end of the Baby Boomer generation, Dr. Marcaccio understands the vision problems we are all experiencing but vows to fight Mother Nature all the way (and to help her patients look good while doing it). Dr. Marcaccio is not only fluent in English but fluent in Spanish as well.
She loves caring for her senior patients at Texas State Optical and solving the problems associated with the aging of the eyes and is still seeing many of her father’s 2nd and 3rd generation patients. In addition, those middle aged baby boomers in denial are a special favorite of hers. She lives with her husband of 30 years, their daughter (attending UT at Austin) and their 3 dogs. Dr. Marcaccio believes that LIFE IS GOOD.
Dr. Maria Courson was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Orange, Texas along with four brothers. Until college, Dr. Courson was homeschooled by her mother, moving forward to attend McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA and ultimately University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Courson is a licensed Glaucoma Specialist and Therapeutic Optometrist. A family friendly career and helping people in all realms of life is why Dr. Courson chose Optometry as her field of choice. She specializes in treatment of Glaucoma, red eyes, dry eye disease, binocular vision disorders (amblyopia, strabismus, etc), rigid gas permeable, scleral contact lens fits and pediatric examinations as early as three months old. Dr. Courson also prescribes lenses to correct astigmatism, myopia, and presbyopia and manage cataract, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
In her spare time, you might see Dr. Courson at the movie theatre! She loves festivals, gardening, cooking and baking, going to church, singing, home improvements, going to the firing range, traveling and mostly spending time with her husband. Dr. Courson is mainly fluent in English but can also get through an eye exam in Spanish! Her professional interests include surgical approaches, using amniotic membrane, punctual plugs and foreign body removal to improve corneal disorders, eye comfort and visual blur. She enjoys medical research and keeping up with current articles about Optometric management and eye disease.
A native Texan, Linda Matocha grew up just south of Houston in Freeport, TX. She did her undergraduate work at University of Houston and graduated from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry in 1985. After working for an HMO in Houston for 4 years, Dr. Matocha joined the TSO family in November 1989 at the Memorial City location. She joined the Museum District TSO team in the fall of 2013 and Downtown TSO in 2017. Dr. Matocha now splits her time between Memorial City TSO, Museum District TSO and Downtown TSO.
Dr. Matocha is a therapeutic optometrist who practices full-scope optometry, including comprehensive eye examinations, all types of contact lens fittings, dry eye treatment and co-management of LASIK and cataracts. Memorial City TSO, Museum District TSO and Downtown TSO carry over 750 frames and sunglasses in the latest styles to meet all patient’s needs.
She and her husband Hal, a native Houstonian and petroleum Landman, moved from the suburbs to the Museum District area in 2006. Avid sports fans, they support the Houston home teams in baseball, football, basketball and soccer. They combined their love of travel and sports by visiting every major league baseball team’s stadium. In 2005, they finished this quest. They then worked on seeing the Astros in every team’s stadium, finishing that quest in Oakland in 2015. Together, Dr. Matocha and Hal have also been to all 50 states in the U.S. To keep balanced, they also enjoy the musicals at the Hobby Center and spending time with their very large extended family.
Our Optical Team
David has learned that “success is a journey, not a destination”, therefore his goals are a continuation of his journeys and many successes in life. “There is a tremendous sense of satisfaction when someone thanks you for your help.” says David, “Work offers many opportunities for that as long as I just do what is right.” David has always loved the opportunity to be a problem solver whether it’s with a patient or a co-worker. “Being a good listener affords me that chance to contribute in that way.” states David. David’s proudest accomplishment is being married to his wonderful wife for over 30 years and having his two amazing sons. David says he’s a hobby cook! “However…” David states… “I don’t have a clue what I’m doing and plan on taking cooking lessons one of these days!” A favorite pastime of David’s is the dream of becoming a professional singer. He loved to perform and did so from middle school all the way through college. American author, salesman, and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar spoke one out of two of David’s favorite quotes below:
“The competition between 8 to 5 is tremendous. It’s what you do before 8am and after 5pm that separates you from the rest.”
Another quote that is motivational to David comes from Denis Waitley, also an American motivational speaker, writer and consultant:
“Luck is defined as Laboring Under Correct Knowledge.”
Martha has been with TSO for over 23 years and has over 30 years of Optical experience. Her favorite part about her job is working alongside Dr. Marcaccio and receiving all the appreciation the patients give. Martha is always willing and able to give a lending hand to whomever needs it. She has great customer service skills, is determined to provide the best eye care and is also fluent in Spanish. Her proudest accomplishment is her two sons and working diligently to help the office succeed! She loves spending time with her babies, Ariel, Samson and Bella. Ariel is her Blue Healer and is 12 years old. Ariel rings a bell when she wants to go outside, she is very smart. Her second baby, Samson, is a Husky and is 4 years old. Samson loves taking pictures and is very photogenic. Lastly, Martha’s baby girl, Bella is also a Blue Healer and is the smallest of them all. She is smart and very fast. Her favorite past memories consist of good quality time with her family, eating and cooking. A quote she sticks by is stated below:
“If Mama isn’t happy, nobody’s happy!”
Denise is very outgoing and will always greet you with a smile. You can find her at the reception desk ready to welcome you upon your arrival or assisting in your eye care with the Doctor. She makes it priority that our patient’s stay up to date with their eye care needs, so you may receive a courtesy call from her informing you that you are due for your annual exam. Denise is not only fluent in English but fluent in Spanish as well. Her job is very important to her and she enjoys her co-workers very much. “My co-workers are awesome!” states Denise. They are a tight knit team. Her number one goal at Texas State Optical is having the patients leave happy. Denise puts in hard work and dedication to help the patients, leaving her happy as well. Working with school aged children, helping them achieve their goals in class and pass to the next grade, is Denise’s proudest accomplishment. She really enjoys children. Outside of work, Denise likes to play soccer and spend quality time with her beautiful family. Her favorite quote comes from Justin Salinas and is written below:
“You are bright, you are smart, you are beautiful.”
What Carolyn enjoys most about her job here at Museum Texas State Optical is her interaction with the patients. “Patients are the main factor that makes my job valuable and interesting.” says Carolyn who is a very dedicated hard worker. Ms. Carolyn is personable and a quick learner with a persistent drive. Carolyn’s proudest accomplishment is being a parent to her wonderful daughter. Carolyn likes to read, exercise, watch movies and spend time with her daughter and husband when she is not working. Her favorite childhood memory is fishing trips she would join her father on. Former American Scientist and Inventor, Mr. Edwin H. Land spoke Carolyn’s favorite quote below:
“If anything is worth doing it’s worth doing to excess.”
Deborah really enjoys seeing the smiles on the patient’s faces after they receive the vision care they need! Texas State Optical gives her challenges that she is equipped to handle efficiently and quickly with great training under her belt. Deborah is one hard worker, she is always available to the Doctor’s needs and hopes to move up in the company one day! One of Deborah’s greatest accomplishments in life is being a proud mother of four boys and a step-mother of one girl. She is fluent in American Sign Language. Deborah is very outgoing who loves the summer, the beach, movies and spending time at home with her family. One of her favorite childhood memories is when she use to go to Astroworld, every year, with her friends and family!
Tim has great goals to excel and grow within Texas State Optical. “I embrace each day with a positive attitude and gratitude.” says Tim. Supporting his co-workers and patients alike is one of Tim’s wonderful attributes that he brings to the table. One of Tim’s proudest accomplishments is starting up his own business while making it successful! He is also very proud to have always been a loyal friend to his friends and loved ones all while being a very good son. A favorite childhood memory of Tim’s is visiting his grandparents on Christmas and Easter. Outside of the office, Tim loves to attend plays, art museums, he enjoys jogging, rollerblading, spending quality time with friends and family as well as his puppy and trying out new restaurants. Tim’s favorite quote comes from Romans 8:31 in the Bible, below:
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Destiny’s ultimate career goal is to become an Optometrist or Surgical Tech. She will welcome you with her warm smile and is always willing and ready to assist. Destiny’s favorite part about her job is the patient’s. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with all of our patient’s unique and individual personalities. Destiny is also very proud to be very experienced in the Optical Field! Her proudest accomplishment is graduating High School, becoming a mother and contributing in the Optical Field. Destiny states that her favorite childhood memory is the wonderful days where she would run around outside, with not a care in the world. Outside of work, Destiny likes to travel, dance, watch movies, shop and play with her son. Her favorite quote is written below, coming from the one and only Bible:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13