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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.

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Dr. Dixon Golden, PA OD

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. 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.

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Office Manager
I was born and raised in Nacogdoches. I started with TSO 23 years ago as an Optican then Optical Manager. I am now the Office Manager. I have been married to Paul for 27 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Taylor and Kyndall. I am "Loli" to my first...
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Optical Manager
Let me tell you a little about me. I have been married for about 15 years. I have 3 beautiful children. I have 3 dogs and a cat that are considered my family as well. I have been an employee of TSO for about 5 years. I began as a...
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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...


Head Technician
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....


My name is Delainey, I have been an optometric scribe at Texas State Optical for about a year now. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband Trevor and my son Tucker, who will be two in February. I live on a beef and poultry farm. I...
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My name is Na'Taya. I am an optometric technician and one of the newest members of TSO. I like to spend my time with my younger sister and my dog Stormi. I am very excited about this new opportunity I've been given and cannot wait to grow in this new...
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Head Receptionist/Insurance
I have worked at TSO for about 2 years at the front desk and I specialize in insurance. I am a 2019 graduate of Mt. Enterprise ISD. I enjoy spending time with my two brothers Jagger and Jett. I am so thankful to work here at TSO and love my...
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Receptionist Check In
I am mom to two beautiful children and "Sassy" to one perfect granddaughter. I also have 3 fur babies.  I like to make people laugh and known to break out into song at any given moment. I have found my work family at TSO. Their appreciation and support makes me...