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.
Meet your Local TSO Museum Eye Doctors:
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.
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.
Meet your Local TSO Museum Optical Team:
At TSO Museum our exceptional, friendly eye care staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Chelsea brings a wonderful smile to our Museum Texas State Optical patients when they enter our doors. She provides excellent customer service and is very versatile, happy and willing to help wherever in need. Providing the patients with such confidence by enhancing their vision with TSO’s quality eyewear brings Chelsea great joy. “I love seeing the patients happy and confident about their image in their new glasses.” states Chelsea. Outside of the office, Chelsea loves to watch movies, play video games with her boyfriend and loves to cook for people. “My favorite childhood memory would have to be the countless days we would visit my Uncle in Lake Conroe to fish. We had a lot of fun and so many laughs.” Chelsea states. Chelsea is also very proud to have become a responsible and worldly young woman, always willing and wanting to contribute her care and knowledge to society. Her significant other always states, “Our journey in life is the pursuit of happiness.” in which Chelsea firmly believes.
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.”
Michaela knows all of the ins-and-outs of the optical field as she has her Doctorate of Optometry and Bachelors of Science in Biology. Having great experience Michaela always comes in with a positive attitude and is great with patients. She plans to start practicing in the field of Optometry once she receives her license. She wants to be the best eye care provider to her patients while making them feel at home during her exams. Michaela is able to assist in an eye exam in Spanish as well as English. She is always happy to help new and former patients understand their changing, eye-care needs. She contributes a strong work ethic, experience and an outgoing personality. “I enjoy seeing the reaction on the patient’s faces when they have been without corrective lenses and they are able to see clearly for the first time.” states Michaela. “It is also a very rewarding feeling when you are able to treat individuals and see the successful outcome of the treatment.” Michaela’s proudest accomplishment is graduating from Optometry school, being an Aggie and being an aunt to her precious niece. Michaela loves to work out and is a certified group exercise instructor. She enjoys cycling, kickboxing and lifting weights as well. A favorite childhood memory of Michaela’s is a trip to the Philippines with her family in 1999. “Since that trip, I found out how beautiful the world truly is… and just how much I love to travel.” says Michaela. Michaela’s favorite quote comes from Habakkuk 2:2 in the Bible:
And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Lucia is currently working on her Associates degree. She plans to continue working in the Optical industry as her aspirations are to become an Optometrist. Lucia gets her motivation from the Museum District TSO patients. She says her co-workers and the patients are lovely and she gets a great fulfillment helping people every day. Lucia has a strong work ethic in the Optical field with great experience whom is also a very fast learner. Outside of the office, Lucia likes to read a good book and spend time with her family. Her proudest accomplishment is graduating High School and discovering her love for Optometry. A favorite childhood memory of Lucia’s would be family trips to Mexico. “Being around the culture gave me a deeper sense and feel of home.” says Lucia. Not only fluent in English, Lucia speaks Spanish freely as well. Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric, Mr. Jonathan Swift writes Lucia’s favorite quote below:
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”