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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.


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 40 years. He is trained in the latest ocular diagnostic and treatment techniques. He is a Therapeutic Optometrist and...

Dr. Carmen Bailey Mackey

Dr. Carmen Mackey, a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist, is committed to expanding her skills and knowledge to better assist her patients. She currently specializes in contact lens fitting, trauma, pre- and post-operactive LASIK and cataract surgery management and ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular...

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...

Dr. Heather Ihlo, OD

I have recently graduated from the University of Houston Optometry and began practicing in 2018. I enjoy working at TSO with a great staff. I look forward to taking care of your eye care needs....

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.


Rebecca A.B.O.

Office Manager
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...


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...


Rhonda works part time as an optician and is a big help, and asset to our optical department. You might see her bubbly personality dispensing 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...


Front Desk
I have been married since 2006 and we have 3 wonderful children. I have been in customer service for 9 years. I work the front desk at TSO and will be the first person you see when you walk in. I love serving our patients and look forward to helping...


I have been married for 43 years to Lynnae Perdue. I have two children and four grandchildren. I have worked for TSO previously in the 70's until I left TSO to start a business. After selling this business, I earned a teaching degree at SFA. I spent one year coaching...


I have four children and have been married to Eduardo Magana since 2001. I enjoy working with the great staff at TSO. I look forward to many years to come....