Meet the Team

Dr. Jennifer N. Bird

Dr. Jennifer N. Bird - Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Jennifer Bird was born and raised in Katy, Texas, and has always wanted to be an eye doctor. Her goal was to return to her home town to serve friends and neighbors in the community. Dr. Bird and her husband opened Bird’s Eye View Optometry in 2012.

After graduating from Taylor High School, she attended Texas State University where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Dr. Bird received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry.

After completing her didactic courses, Dr. Bird interned at the Navy Hospital in San Diego and at the Eye Center of Texas, a large group ophthalmology/optometry practice, here in Houston. Dr. Bird is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.

In addition to Dr. Bird’s continuing education, she is a participating member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and Harris County Optometric Society.

Dr. Bird enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Kate and Bodhi, when she is not at the office. She also enjoys entertaining friends and family.

Dr. Bird enjoys fitting patients with bifocal contact lenses. Many patients wear over the counter reading glasses on top of wearing their contacts and Dr. Bird can fix this problem.

Contact Dr. Bird at [email protected]


Dr. Marc Bird

Dr. Marc Bird - Material Scientist

Dr. Marc Bird (the other doctor) married Dr. Jennifer Bird on November 14th 2009. Marc is not only her husband, but also her business partner. He is a professional engineer and like Dr. Bird received his doctorate (of philosophy) from the University of Houston in Materials Engineering. Marc is continuing his career as a materials scientist, for Baker Hughes Inc., where he is attempting to develop novel super abrasive materials for the oil gas industry. Aside from publishing fundamental research and normal home improvement duties, you may see Marc working out of Dr. Bird’s office, at the front desk or assisting Dr. Bird. Marc enjoys all spectator sports and running the various trails throughout Houston with his wife and daughter.


Dr. Ami Patel - Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Ami Patel has been an optometrist at Bird’s Eye View since 2018. She is a neighbor to many of our patients and lives in Cross Creek Ranch. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University in 2004. She continued her studies at University of Houston College of Optometry where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2008. As a licensed therapeutic and glaucoma specialist, Dr. Patel emphasized in all area of primary eye care, including complex contact lens fits, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, treatment of eye infections and ocular surface diseases. She also provides diabetic eye exams, refractive surgery consults, and cataract co-management. Dr. Patel strongly believes in patient education and preventive eye care. When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family.


Brianna Horton

Brianna

Brianna has been with the practice since 2015. She is a graduate of Cinco Ranch High School and later went on to graduate from the University of Houston. She is one of our doctor’s assistants and will be conducting your preliminary tests. She pre-authorizes insurance claims and has spent many of hours addressing the insurance companies on behalf of our patients. Brianna also provides our office IT support. On her free time she enjoys crafting such as costume designing and miniature clay making.


Jessica Peng

Jessica

Jessica is our lead optician and frame buyer. She meets with frame representatives on a quarterly basis and is constantly updating our inventory. She moved to Katy in 2009 and is the loving wife to her husband and mommy to her two young sons. She went from selling diamonds to selling glasses and has been in the optical industry for over 7 years. Jessica truly enjoys frame styling and assisting patients in finding the best lens options to meet their prescription and lifestyle needs. Health and fitness is a passion for Jessica and when not at work, she is usually at her and her husbands martial arts gym, training kickboxing and jiu jitsu.


Karla Flores

Karla

Karla was born in Los Angeles but has lived in Houston since she was 8 years old. Karla is our bilingual doctor’s assistant, insurance liaison, and administrative assistant. Karla also helps with our involvement in the local Lion’s club. She is currently going to school for nursing and enjoys helping others. She has always wanted to be in the healthcare industry.



Lori Mitchell

Lori

Lori has been with our team for two years. Her contagious smile will greet you as you enter the office. She is our bilingual front desk, doctor’s assistant, and contact lens educator. Family is very important to Lori. She is the mother to 4 beautiful daughters and the supporting wife to her husband. She has a passion for helping people with their vision. Lori has attended the University of Phoenix and hopes to one day pursue a degree in Optometry.



KATY LOCATION

Conveniently located near Fulshear, Richmond & Cinco Ranch

Katy Location Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Tanglewood Location

Located near the Galleria

Tanglewood Location Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed