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.

Monica Jones, O.D.

Monica Jones, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston in 2006 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. Dr. Jones is a native Houstonian and has been practicing optometry since 2006.

Dr. Jones began wearing glasses when she was in the fourth grade, so the world of optometry is a very familiar place to her. While considering going into medicine, Dr. Jones took the advice of an undergraduate advisor and decided to visit the College of Optometry at the University of Houston. She believes it turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life.

Dr. Jones loves the challenge of providing care for any patient who comes to the office with any eye problem. Her favorite part of being an optometrist is seeing the look on a patient’s face when they experience what a difference it makes to see things clearly. Seeing the look of wonder and amazement on the face of a child getting their first pair of glasses, a person trying multifocal contacts for the first time, or a person who is one day post-LASIK, is a most gratifying experience for Dr. Jones.

In her free time away from the office, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her large extended family. Her hobbies include reading mystery and detective novels, and watching action movies.

Our Staff

Christina gray

Christina joined Parkwood in 2017 and has been the practice manager since 2021. She began her career in eye care in 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and training in aerial arts.

Sandra Baker

Sandra joined Parkwood in 2020 and is a skilled optician and contact lens technician. She is an exceptional frame styler; her warm and charming personality is unmatched and loved by all. She first began her career in eye care in 1991. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and playing with her dogs.

Amy Sanchez

Amy joined Parkwood in 2019 and is an optometric technician. Amy’s friendly and welcoming personality puts every patient at ease while she works with them. She first began her career in eye care in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her two boys and working out with her friends.

Perla walker

Perla joined Parkwood in 2021 and is an expert optician. She is passionate about optical and has a wealth of knowledge that she is ready to share. She began her career in eye care in 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family and crafting.

Emily Blackford

Emily joined Parkwood in 2021 and is our front desk representative. Her friendly and bubbly personality welcomes every patient that walks in the door. She began her career in eye care when she joined us in 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family and spending time outdoors

PROUDLY A PART OF MEMORIAL EYE CENTER

We are a member of the Memorial Eye Center network. Together we serve the diverse communities in Houston and the surrounding areas, helping our friends and neighbors see their world better.