As a native Houstonian, Dr. Monica Jones has lived and worked in the Houston area her whole life. She spent 4 years in College Station at Texas A&M getting her degree in Biomedical Science before coming home to get her doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston. For the past 15 years, Dr. Jones has been practicing family care optometry taking on the challenge of providing for all patients who come in to the office no matter their eye care needs. She recently got married so most of her former patients will know her as Dr. Monica Bertrand. She happily splits her time between work and home spending time with her husband, two daughters and a large extended family. Any free time she spends reading mystery and detective novels or watching action movies.

Dr. Phuong Dung Nguyen is a therapeutic optometrist and certified Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She holds a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, which she received with honors.

Dr. Nguyen’s clinical training at the University Eye Institute (UEI) included rotations in the sub-specialties of low vision, pediatrics vision care, contact lenses, glaucoma treatment, and ocular diagnosis and management. While at UEI, Dr. Nguyen received specialty training in Special Needs Adult and Pediatric Services (SNAPS), focusing on kids and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, or persons with developmental delays. Dr. Nguyen also completed specialty training with Dr. Rosa Tang in the Multiple Sclerosis Eye Clinic, managing the ocular health of patients with multiple sclerosis and autoimmune conditions. Her special fields of interest include pediatrics, fitting multifocal contact lenses, and cataract and refractive surgery co-management.

As a volunteer with See to Succeed, a program that provides glasses for children in need, Dr. Nguyen provides comprehensive vision and ocular exams for children in low-income families.

Practicing since 2014, Dr. Nguyen became an optometrist because she believes in the importance of sight. Although not everyone’s vision can be corrected to 20/20, she does her best to help enhance her patient’s quality of life by listening to their visual needs and goals. She enjoys interacting with patients, getting to know them as individuals, and helping her patients understand more about their ocular health. As a past LASIK patient, she can walk her patients through every step of the process.

Mohsan Ali, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2019 and earned his Bachelor of Science from Morningside College in 2015.

Dr. Ali specializes in ocular disease and pathology. He became an optometrist in order to help people with vision related problems, along with the pure joy and blessing that come along with detecting an issue and restoring a patients’ eye health from a — previously — unknown cause.

To Dr. Ali, an optometrist is usually the first in detecting high blood pressure or diabetes, especially for patients who do not have access to a primary care doctor or are not aware of their diagnosis. In Dr. Ali’s opinion, this side of optometry puts it at the forefront in the field of medicine to those that need help the most.

Dr. Dianne Dao is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Biology. She was awarded a Clinical Letter of Excellence after the completion of her doctorate degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Dr. Dao received clinical training at the Herman Eye Center for her internship. She worked closely with several ophthalmologists specializing in retinal pathologies, glaucoma, corneal disorders/diseases, neurological diseases, and oculoplasty. Dr. Dao also trained at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she was involved in providing eye care for cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.

In addition, Dr. Dao received training at The Coastal Eye Associates, an optometric and ophthalmologic practice in Clear Lake, Texas. She gained considerable knowledge and experience in managing and treating red eyes and ocular diseases, as well as co-management of cataract and refractive surgeries. Dr. Dao also trained at The Space Center Eye Associates in Clear Lake. She provided comprehensive eye exams to all age groups and gained excellent knowledge in contact lens fitting, including keratoconus. Dr. Dao also gained unique experience examining and screening astronaut candidates for NASA.

Since 1999, Dr.Dao and her staff have provided eyecare for the Pearland community, specializing in family eye care; computer vision syndrome (CVS), management and treatment of ocular diseases; fitting of all types of contact lenses including soft and rigid gas permeable bifocal contacts; and different types of refractive surgeries.

Dr. Dao is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. She had served as the Treasurer for the Harris County Optometric Association and as an examiner for the National Board of Optometry. She is involved with various community activities including conducting vision screening and presenting educational seminars to private and public schools in Pearland.

She is committed to raising public awareness of the importance of good vision as a critical tool in a child’s education. Dr. Dao is an active member of the Pearland, Friendswood, and Manvel/Alvin Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Dao, and her husband, Lee, have four boys and live in Pearland. She enjoys cooking, shopping, exercising, church activities, and raising her family in the fast-growing community of Pearland.