Dr. Aurea I. Rivera

550 Heights Blvd., Suite B, Houston, TX 77007

(713) 862-3149



550 Heights Blvd., Suite B, Houston, TX 77007

(713) 862-3149


We are located at the Heights Blvd. and White Oak intersection in the Heights, next door to Revival Market.

Same doctor and staff, but with a new name. We are now Memorial Eye Center! Led by Dr. Aurea Rivera, Memorial Eye Center has long been recognized as providing the Houston metropolitan area with full-service, personalized eyecare for almost 30 years. Memorial Eye Center doctors and optometric professionals are equipped with the technical knowledge and expertise to cater to your individual eyecare needs. All our locations offer you a one-stop-shop experience for comprehensive vision exams and designer eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses.

Meet Our Optometrist

Aurea I. Rivera, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Aurea I. Rivera has been in practice since 1974. She obtained her undergraduate from the University of Puerto Rico where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Pre-Med) and was a member of the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society. Dr. Rivera earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1974. Dr. Rivera is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist. She performs comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens fittings in both English and Spanish.

Shelby Gross, O.D.

Dr. Shelby Gross received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Tulane University, and her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry, graduating Magna Cum Laude from both institutions. After graduation, she completed a residency at the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon, where she specialized in primary eye care, treatment and management of ocular disease, and low vision.

She is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in Texas. Dr. Gross has been taking care of patients in Cinco Ranch since early 2017 and specializes in specialty contact lenses such as scleral lenses and lenses for myopia control as well as day to day primary eye care.

Our Exceptional Staff

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.

Signature Services

Order Contacts Online!

Order contacts when it's convenient for you. Available for all offices in the Memorial Eye Center network. New and current patients can now order online anytime.