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Our Team

TSO Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Meet Your local Nacogdoches Optometrists:

The optometrists at Texas State Optical in Nacogdoches near Lufkin, take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

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Dr. Melanie Vardeman

  Dr. Melanie Vardeman has practiced with TSO since 1999. She is a Nacogdoches native. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Vardeman received her Doctor of Optometry in May 1999 from the University of Houston...
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Dr. Randall B Cox, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Cox is a 1968 graduate of the University Of Houston College Of Optometry and received the Outstanding Clinician Award. After graduation Dr. Cox served as Captain in the US Air Force at the 27th Tactical Hospital, Clovis, N.M. from 1969-1971 and then entered private practice in 1971 in Nacogdoches,...
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Dr. Dixon Golden, OD, PA

When it comes to something as important and precious as vision, experience makes all the difference in the world. Dr. Dixon Golden has been serving the East Texas area for over 30 years. He is trained in the latest ocular diagnostic and treatment techniques. He is a Therapeutic Optometrist and...
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Dr. Gary Golden

I have been an Optometrist since 1986. I am married with three children and three grandchildren. Taking care of my patient’s needs is always my priority. I have been working and continue to in Hemphill, serving the fine folks there and now I am privileged to help out here at...

Meet Your local Nacogdoches Optical 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.

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Vira

Vira is new at our practice and has been our front office coordinator since July 2013. Before that she worked as a legal assistant for almost nine years. Vira is the first and last smiling face you will see as you enter and leave our practice. She will try to...
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Diane

I have worked at TSO in the past and have recently came back. I help Patients at the front desk, answer the phone and work with insurance verification. I am glad to be back at TSO....
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Vicky

I moved from Houston to East Texas in 2013. I have been in the eye care profession for over 25 years. I strive to give our patients the best eye care experience possible....
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Tiffany

Tiffany is a relative of one of our other staff members, and since joining our team, she has proven to be a real asset to the practice.  Her position is a technician, and in filling that role, she pre-test patients before a doctor sees them and will also administrate other...
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Andrea

I grew up in Shelby County and graduated from Shelbyville ISD in 2011. After graduation, I attended Angelina College and shortly after I began working at TSO. I have enjoyed working with the amazing TSO staff and doctors. They are always willing to go out of their way to help...
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Jennifer

Jennifer joined us in 2015 and left and came back in 2017.  She, as well, is an exceptional team member.   She works as a technician, and fills that position by pre-testing patients before they are seen by a doctor and administrating other test that the doctor may order for the...
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Sherry

I have been in the eye care business about 21 years. I am married with two children and six grandchildren. I am a technician and enjoy helping the patients with their testing and exam....
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Rebecca, A.B.O.

Rebecca is our optical manager. She is an ABO certified optician and lab technician. She has worked with TSO since 1998. Her years of experience and expertise have created a large following of patients. She has a special gift when it comes to selecting a frame or getting a new...
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Judy

Judy is part of our optical team. She enjoys getting to know our patients, will greet you with a smile and works hard to make your visit to our office a pleasant and personable experience.  She will style you in the latest frame fashions and fit you in lenses that...
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Perla

I am a 2004 Nacogdoches High School graduate and 2011 Angelina College graduate. I love music, traveling and spending time with my family. I have been in the optical care for eleven years....
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Rhonda

Rhonda works part time as an optician and is a big help, and asset to our optical department. You might see her bubbly personality despensing and adjusting glasses on our patients. She also check in glasses as they come in from the labs that we use that make the prescription...
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Linda

I have worked in the Optometry field since 1992. I have also worked as a technician for years and now am office manager. I have always enjoyed helping our patients and trying to make sure they are well taken care of. I also enjoy working with such a great staff...
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