Dr. Hiral Mehta is a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Biology and then a doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry with training in pediatrics, low vision, primary care and specialty contact lenses.
She completed her optometric training at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry where she received extensive training in diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other anterior and posterior segment diseases. She is also trained on LASIK co-management and cataract pre and post-op care. Dr. Mehta also served an indigent population at La Nueva Casa de Amigos clinic in Houston as part of her optometric training where she learned to speak Spanish and received further training on treatment and management of ocular diseases and contact lenses.
She is very thorough in her examinations and provides proper treatment plans tailored for each individual. Away from the office, Dr.Mehta enjoys spending time with her family (especially with her nieces and nephews!).
Dr. Kris Patel was born and grew up in a small town in East Texas. He is licensed by the Texas Optometry Board to practice as a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. He earned his doctorate degree from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry with honors in 2009. Dr. Patel completed an internship at Bridge Builders Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas, where he was trained on how to diagnose and treat various diseases of the eye. He also completed an internship at Alamo Eye Care in San Antonio, Texas where he received extensive training in fitting of contact lenses and laser vision correction. Dr. Patel has worked with an ophthalmologist in Lubbock, Texas where he furthered his knowledge in pediatrics, eye disease and surgery, laser vision correction, as well as sports vision.
Dr. Patel was a committee member of the Texas Optometric Association, previously president of the Student Texas Optometric Association, and a Gold Key Honors Graduate.
Dr. Patel begins each examination with a thorough assessment of the patients’ needs and concerns. He is able to tailor the eye examination for each patient and provide personalized treatment options, eyewear, and/or contact lenses that will provide the best vision and comfort.
In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys participating and watching football and basketball games, and spending time with his family. He also competes in half marathons yearly in support of various diseases.
Lewis (Practice Director)
Lewis brings over eight years of optical experience and customer service to our team. His stylish personality helps every patient find that perfect looking and fitting pair of glasses. Lewis was recently certified by the American Board of Opticianry in lens technology. Lewis's passion is optics and to make sure each and every patient has an excellent experience at both, the Rayford location and Riley Fuzzel location.
Lewis has recently relocated from Virginia to the Spring area. Him and his wife recently had a baby boy and a baby girl who are both bundles of joy. In his spare time, Lewis is very active in his church, and loves playing video games.
Caitlin has over five years of experience in the optical industry. Caitlin was recently certified by the American Board of Opticianry in lens technology. Caitlin begins by helping you find that perfect frame that fits your prescription, your facial features, and comfort. . She will explain every detail about your new lenses and also coach you on how to wear the new progressive lens (No-Line Bifocal) technology..
In her spare time, Caitlin loves to take her dogs to the dog park and enjoys sewing.
Rachel has over three years of experience in the optical industry. Rachel is part of our optician team as well as our doctor’s technician. She also can be found helping out at the front desk, dispensing patient’s contacts and glasses with detailed questions to make sure that before patient’s leave they have complete comfort being able to see. She also teaches our first time contact lens wearers on proper techniques.
On her spare time, Rachel is always looking for new fun activities or adventures for herself and her kids.
Amber has over five years of experience in the optical industry. She helps patients find a great pair of glasses and assists the doctor in specialized testing. She is also very knowledgeable in contact lens technology. Amber loves to help kids in finding a fun pair of glasses also.
In her spare time, she loves going to Zumba classes and spending time with her son and daughter.
Brie has over 4 years of experience in the optical and medical industry. Bri can be found everywhere in our office from helping patients find their insurance benefits to helping our doctors with medical testing. Her sense of style and personality help patients find a pair of glasses that look fabulous. .
Brie is in school part-time to pursue a degree in nursing, and loves hanging with family and friends.
Stephanie has over three years of experience in the optical industry as well. Stephanie is our doctor’s technician that is knowledgeable in medical eye testing and lens fabrication. Her passion for optics shows in her knowledge in the latest lens technology and her meticulous inspections on your lenses and eye wear. She is also a great teacher in helping our young patients put on contact lenses for the first time.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her kids and watching movies.
Rosa is usually the first person you will be greeted by in the office or on the phone. Rosa has over two years of experience in the optical field. Rosa assists the doctor in preliminary testing and procedures. She also assists in our lens fabrication laboratory. Rosa also teaches our young patients on how to put on contact lenses and how to care for them.
In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and spending time with her son.
It’s estimated that over 60 percent of the population in the U.S. requires some sort of vision correction. Given this great need, it’s little wonder that there are seemingly so many options out there when it comes to choosing an optometrist or ophthalmologist. So why should you choose us here at Today’s Vision Rayford and Riley Fuzzel? That’s a question that we’ve truly taken to heart and tried to structure our service around so as to offer you the absolute utmost in quality family eye care.