Eye care professionals, or optometrists, 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. The eye doctors at Orange Family Eye Care 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.
Our optometrists in Orange, TX 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, our eye doctors encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Maria Courson was born in Louisiana and home schooled in Orange, Texas along with four brothers. She attended McNeese State University and majored in Biological Sciences and then earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston. She is an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist who specializes in management of complicated medical problems including Glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and red/dry eye disease. She enjoys doing minor surgeries for patients, especially foreign body removal (her favorite!), placental grafts and punctal plugs, to help ease patients' pain and improve their vision.
She prescribes lenses to correct common vision issues like astigmatism, myopia, and presbyopia as well as binocular vision disorders (amblyopia, strabismus, etc). If you have not been successful with regular soft contacts in the past, she can fit you in special rigid, hybrid or scleral contact lenses. She sees patients as young as 3 months old, even when they can't read their letters.
Dr. Courson chose Optometry because it allows her family time and she gets to meet people of all kinds. In her spare time, you may see Dr. Courson out around town! She loves shopping, church, festivals, gardening, cooking/ baking, singing, home improvements, traveling, and spending time with her husband. Dr. Courson is mainly fluent in English but can also get through an eye exam in Spanish. She enjoys reading the latest research on eye disease and Optometric management. She is proud to be an active member of the optometric societies of BSK and AOA/TOA and the local Lions club.
Dr. Mingi Choi is from Queens, NY. She is a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist. She provides comprehensive eye exam, contact lens fitting, post-op cataract care, and ocular disease management.
She received her undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University in New York. She then earned her optometric doctorate degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She completed clinical training at Brooklyn VA Medical Center and The Feinbloom Low Vision Center at The Eye Institute of Philadephia.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and two dogs, Arya and Sansa.
Dr. Erin Keeney is a native Southeast Texan, born and raised in Port Neches. She is a licensed therapeutic optometrist with training in pediatrics, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Dr. Keeney began her educational career at Lamar University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2007; she received her graduate degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
There she was a member of multiple student organizations including:
- Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
- Student Texas Optometric Association
- Student American Optometric Association.
She also participated in volunteer work for Special Olympics athletes. Outside the office, Dr. Keeney enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with family.
Dr. Vincent Lam was born in Houston, Texas. He is a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist certified to treat and manage eye health, eye diseases, and eye injuries. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2005. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2009. While at the University of Houston College of Optometry, he also received specialized training in ocular pathology, managing refractive and ocular surgery, contact lenses and full scope primary optometric care in a private practice. With an interest in research, Dr. Lam presented vision research at the Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology in 2006.
He was also a member:
- Beta Sigma Kappa, an international optometric honor society
- Student Texas Optometric Association
- Student American Optometric Association
In his free time, Dr. Lam enjoys sports, the outdoors and staying active.