MEET OUR OPTOMETRIST

William Pope, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Many people ask if Dr. Pope is an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. He is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. What does that mean? Basically he provides comprehensive eye care, including the treatment and management of all eye disease, excluding performing surgery.

Optometry is defined by the State of Texas as a health care practitioner trained to diagnose signs of ocular, neurological and systemic health problems and treat vision disorders. Optometrists may prescribe glasses and contact lenses.

A Therapeutic Optometrist may also treat eye diseases and injuries, prescribe medicine and perform other procedures such as eye foreign body removal. The additional designation of Optometric Glaucoma Specialist means that he has obtained additional training specific to Glaucoma and advanced medical eye care. Specifically, he is also licensed to treat glaucoma as authorized by the Texas Optometry Board and prescribe oral prescription drugs listed in the Optometry Act.

So, Dr. Pope can handle pretty much any primary eye care problems which you may experience. If something does require more advanced care, he will ensure that you are referred to most appropriate secondary or tertiary health care professional in the most appropriate field.

rachael mcgee, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist
optometric glaucoma specialist

Rachael McGee, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry in 2018, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Dr. McGee is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.

Dr. McGee has always been fascinated with the eyes and how they act as windows to the overall health of the body. She believes so much can be learned about a patient’s physical health by looking into their eyes. She chose a career in optometry to diagnose and treat the visual needs of the community and care for both of her parents who were diagnosed with ocular diseases.

Dr. McGee loves interacting with her patients and building personal relationships to learn more about their lives. She finds great satisfaction in correcting her patients’ eyesight and making their daily lives a little easier. She also takes pride in educating patients about their eyesight and how their eyes “work”. Through this education, Dr. McGee enjoys helping her patients understand how their glasses help to correct their vision and the importance that their overall health has on their eyes.

Dr. McGee resides in Lake Jackson, Texas, with her husband, a fellow optometrist, whom she met while in school together. In her free time away from the office, Dr. McGee enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, and playing with her mini-Aussie puppy. She also finds time for outdoor activities and traveling.

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