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Our Optical Team

The College Station Eye doctors at the College Station Vision Center really understand the inner workings of the human eye, as well as diseases and issues that impact on your vision which often do not have apparent symptoms. The College Station optometrist knows how age and other risk factors impact on eyesight and visual health. Sharing information and utilizing advanced technology are critical components as the College Station eye doctor monitors, diagnoses and treats potential vision issues. Our College Station eye care professionals also have a clear comprehension of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contact lenses, as well as the benefits of various prescription lenses.

Meet Your Local TSO College Station Eye Doctor:

Our charming College Station eye doctors are full of personality and highly qualified. Dr. Bloomberg and Dr. Houtkin will patiently go over the results of your eye exam, explain your options and listen to your eye care needs. We encourage you to ask about any eye care issue on your mind, as well as share your health information with us, so together we can build an ongoing partnership with the vital goal of maintaining your good eye health.


Jason Cole, O.D.

Dr. Jason W. Cole grew up in the small paper mill town of Evadale, TX. He graduated from Lamar University in 2002 with a degree in chemistry. He spent three years in the petrochemical field before he decided to pursue a career in Optometry. He then attended the University of...

Samuel Houtkin, O.D.

Dr. Houtkin is originally from New Jersey and completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and went to San Antonio to fulfill a commitment with the Air Force. He is licensed as a Therapeutic...

Amanda Bloomberg, O.D.

Dr. Amanda Bloomberg grew up in Cypress, TX. After graduating from Langham Creek High School, she attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012. Dr. Bloomberg then went on to receive her doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She...

Taylor Hibbs, O.D.

Dr. Taylor Hibbs was born and raised in beautiful Kaneohe, Hawaii. He attended Brigham Young University in Utah and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business Management in 2014. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston...

Meet Your Local TSO College Station Eye Care Team:

Our exceptional, friendly 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.


Mary Marquez

Mary Marquez has been employed with Texas State Optical at the College Station office for over 23 years. Mary received her American Board of Opticianry certificate and throughout the years has acquired a great rapport with our patients and staff. She is fully crossed trained in all aspects to carry...

Valerie Westley

Valerie has been at home in Bryan/College Station for the past 20 years after relocating with her family from Houston, TX. She began her career in optical in 2004, earned her American Board of Opticianry certification in 2010 and can be found helping out in all different areas of the...

Nancy Kimble

Nancy has been employed with Texas State Optical since 1991. She started her career in the downtown Bryan office on an icy frigid day. She became a certified optician through The American Board of Opticianry in 1994. She is a great asset in our office with her great organizational skills....

Chris Alvarado

Christine has been with TSO since 1997. She is a very fast learner, and through hard work and study, she received her American Board of Opticianry certification in 2000. Chris is involved in all aspects of the office running efficiently. In addition to her skills as an optician, she oversees...