Lilyan is the smiling face and warm voice you will often times be greeted by on your first encounter at Gee Eye Care. A team member and administrator since the very beginning, she has helped train each of the other team members in her expertise; exceptional customer care, insurance verifications and office efficiency. A native of Mississippi, Lilyan received her business degree from the University of Mississippi. In her free time, she enjoys singing in the church choir and participating in various community projects. Her favorite food is seafood and she is a huge sports fan.
Vy was born in New Orleans and lived there until Hurricane Katrina hit. After the storm, she moved through a couple of cities in Texas. For college, she settled in Houston and attended the University of Houston where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As an aspiring optometrist herself, during her undergraduate career she was very involved as a member of the Pre-Optometry Professional Society. In her free time Vy enjoys writing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a big adrenaline junkie and has a goal of going to all the theme parks throughout the world one day to experience every coaster there is!
Jessica was born and raised in Houston. She graduated cum laude from the University of Houston with a major in human nutrition and foods and a minor in biology. During her time at the University of Houston, she served as treasurer for the Pre-Optometry Professional Society for two years. Her interest in optometry stemmed from her first visit with the optometrist in middle school as a result of having vision difficulties. The clarity in vision that she received from wearing corrective lenses created a sense of obligation to be aware and take better care of her eyes. In her spare time, she likes to venture out to coffee shops in the city, spend time with her friends and family, go to the gym and lift, travel, and play the guitar.
Tammy was born and raised in Houston. During her childhood, her family and relatives would always request her to tag along as their personal frame stylist. Eventually, Tammy began to find her own liking in collecting different frames to interchange with and grew an interest for optometry. As an undergrad, she was active with the Pre-Optometry Profession Society (POPS) and was part of her College department’s recruitment team. In a December 2017, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with a minor in Biology. She currently has her mind set on attending Optometry school in 2019. In her leisure time, she enjoys binge watching shows, hitting the gym, spending time with friends and family, and fantasize about traveling the world. As a young adult who never explored what’s outside of Houston, she hopes to venture out and see what the world has to offer.
Urvi is a native Houstonian. She is a proud Cougar and is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a double minor in Business and Chemistry at the University of Houston, Class of 2021. Her future plans include applying and attending an Optometry school and opening her own practice someday. She is involved at her school’s Pre-Optometry association which aligns with her goals to pursue her passion in Optometry. She engages in community outreach events like volunteering at the Hope Clinic, as she wants to give back to the community . With her 20/20 vision, patients have been able to see her love for optometry through her eyes. If Urvi isn’t working, she loves to explore Houston, read, and treat her sweet tooth to Pinkberry.
Donovan is a native Houstonian. He is currently studying at the University of Houston majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. In addition, he is very active in the Pre-Optometry Professional Society, serving as the former Webmaster, current Vice President, with aspirations to become President in the following year. From his interest in Optometry came his passion for photography as he seeks to capture the moments one can miss in a blink of an eye. In his spare time, he enjoys editing photos and music, exploring Houston, discovering new food spots, and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew was born in Sacramento, California and raised in Houston. He is currently studying at the University of Houston, majoring in Biology and minoring in mathematics. He is planning to graduate in the Spring of 2020, where he will further pursue to become an Optometrist. He is an active member of the Pre-Optometry Profession society, where he participated in numerous volunteering opportunities such as vision screenings and fundraisers. He also participates in research done at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he discovered his passion for optometry. In his down time, he enjoys playing a copious amount of Video Games, trying out new sports, and hanging with friends. He also enjoys trying trendy restaurants around Houston, and traveling around places like San Francisco, New York, and Tokyo. He hopes to travel more internationally and experience the best culinary dishes the world has to offer.
Lauren was born in Forth Worth, Texas and raised in Houston. She currently attends the University of Houston majoring in Biology and double minoring in Psychology and Medicine in Society. She is also the webmaster of Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS). Her interest in the optometry field increased as her vision changed over the years, but began when her aunt graduated the University of Houston College of Optometry and opened her own private practice, in which Lauren was one of the very first patients. In the future, she aims to help people take care of the health of their eyes and inform others of the importance of our vision. Lauren spends most of her time studying, but enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family, playing tennis, painting, and going to new food places.
Ryan is a native Houstonian. He is currently studying at the University of Houston where he is majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. With plans on graduating in the Spring of 2022, he aims to attend the University of Houston College of Optometry. In hopes of becoming an optometrist himself, Ryan will be joining the Pre- Optometry Professional Society in order to gain more knowledge in his field of study. Since sixth grade, Ryan has been practicing and preforming with his clarinet and even got to be a part of the University of Houston’s Non-Music Major Orchestra. In his free time, Ryan enjoys binge-watching TV shows, learning about cooking, and playing video games with family and friends.
Nick is a native Houstonian. He is currently studying at the University of Houston and pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. He is the historian for the Pre-Optometry Professional Society where his interest in optometry sparked after attending multiple volunteering events and listening to many guest speakers. He loves playing the flute ever since he was in the 7th grade and since then, he has competed in multiple competitions, performed in many concerts, and even plays with the University of Houston’s Non-Music Major Orchestra in his spare time. He also does photography, where he enjoys showing others how he views the world through his eyes, as well as videography to capture the memories of the different places he has traveled.