Our TSO Spring optometrists take the time to explain our eye care services, 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.
Meet Your Spring Eye Doctors
Dr. Phong Pham, O.D., grew up in Houston, Texas, where he was inspired to enter the field of Optometry by the owner of Texas State Optical. Pouncing on his dreams, Dr. Pham received his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston. While in school, Dr. Pham received the Clinical Excellence Award as a Sophomore, and graduated with Honors. Dr. Pham has been working in the Optometry field since 1999, with his first job being a lab technician/Optician with TSO. Dr. Pham specializes in a wide range of eye care specialties, including dry eye, diabetes, Hypertensive Retinopathy, Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, pediatrics and Ocular diseases. As an eye doctor, Dr. Pham especially enjoys working with young children. Outside of the office, Dr. Pham enjoys playing golf, basketball and football, and is exploring ways to open a charity for kids with visual needs. Dr. Pham is married, and hopes to have ten kids in the future!
Dr. Sarah Byrnes is a native Texan who grew up in Dallas and Kentucky. She received her Bachelors of Biology and Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky. After coming home to Texas, she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. While in school, she completed training at the South Texas Veterans Eye Clinic, received training in the management of retinal conditions and Myopia control. Dr. Byrnes is certified orthokeratology and the new FDA approved MiSight myopia management soft contact lenses.
Dr. Byrnes is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. She is experienced in the medical management of a variety of ocular conditions including dry eye disease, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She is also a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), American Optometric Association (AOA), and Texas Optometric Association (TOA).
In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, experimenting with new recipes, exploring parks, needlepointing, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Natalia Aksamentov grew up in Houston, TX in a Russian-American household and speaks Russian fluently. She received her bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. While in school, she received the Clinical Excellence Award as a sophomore and grew a passion for myopia control. She has completed extended clinical training in myopia control and is certified in orthokeratology and the new FDA approved MySight myopia management soft contact lenses.
Dr. Aksamentov is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. She is experienced in the medical management of a variety of ocular conditions including dry eye disease, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration. She is also a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and American Optometric Association (AOA).
Outside the office, she enjoys practicing yoga, trying new restaurants, traveling overseas, spending time with family and dancing with a Russian folk dancing group, Uzori.
Our exceptional TSO staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Meet Your Spring Eye Care Team
Ellie is a proud native Houstonian! She has been passionate about the eye care industry since her first job in 1999; as an Optometrist Assistant / Optician. Working alongside with the Optometrist she established strong relationships with patients and grew a compassion for those whom lost their vision due to systematic health issues. Ellie says, “The eyes carry the most expression on a human body and are a direct connection to the brain that processes the world around us; eyes are everything.” Her passion for fashion made her to be known as the Fashionista of Eyewear! Her mantra of “life is too short for ugly eyewear!” drives her mission to assist patients in finding the perfect eyewear that best suits their life style and needs while complementing their features.
Ellie’s proudest accomplishments are her 2 children while working diligently to help the office staff succeed. She truly believes in exhibiting love and positivity to inspire others. She takes interest in The Wellness Division of Body Building and learning about the science on how the human body responds to certain foods. She said her dream to prep for competition will be worth the 30 second walk on stage. She enjoys spending her day on Sundays attending church and cooking with family and friends. Her favorite quote from Luke 12:48. "Everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be expected."
Jade was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Carl Wunsche Sr. High School. You can find her assisting patients with scheduling appointments, verifying insurances and running preliminary tests to help the doctor. She is currently studying Biology and Forensics at Sam Houston State University where she will graduate with her Bachelor's of Science degree in the summer of 2021. When Jade is not working at Texas State Optical, she enjoys spending time with her friends, boyfriend and family. She also enjoys volunteer work and traveling, with hopes of adding more stamps to her passport.
Hannah is a skilled optician from Magnolia TX and has worked in optical field for over three years! She takes pride in learning about all the things are eye care related and is studying for the NOCE exam to receive a certification as an optician. When she’s not at work you can find Hannah at the park with her dogs, making art or spending time with her family and loved ones.