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Looking for a Memorial City Eye Doctor?

Memorial City 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 Memorial City Eye Doctor's at the TSO Memorial City eye care center 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 eyeglass lenses, and contact lenses.

Meet you local Memorial City Eye Doctors:

Our friendly Memorial City Optometrists, take the time to explain the results of your eye exams, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, the TSO Memorial City Eye Doctor's encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.


Faraz Haghighi, O.D.

Dr. Faraz Haghighi. is a therapeutic optometrist and certified optometric glaucoma specialist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and his Doctor of Optometry degree from University of Houston College of Optometry.

Scholastically, he was the recipient of the Zelda Schiffman Neuro-ophthalmology award during his externship at the Neuro-ophthalmology of Texas in Houston, TX. Thereafter, he joined the practice as a therapeutic optometrist. There, he focused on optometric care for patients with glaucoma, thyroid eye disease, multiple sclerosis, and variety of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. Dr. Haghighi has practiced primary vision care at a private practice in Houston area for the past six years with an emphasis on contact lenses, including specialty rigid contact lenses, tonic and multifocal fits. In addition, he focuses on diagnosis and management of ocular conditions such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, and dry eye syndrome.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano and the violin, exploring music and spending time with his family. Dr. Haghighi speaks English, Spanish and Farsi fluently. He is looking forward to providing great eye care for you and your family.


Linda Matocha, O.D.

A native Texan, Linda Matocha grew up just south of Houston in Freeport, TX. She did her undergraduate work at University of Houston and graduated from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry in 1985. After working for an HMO in Houston for 4 years, Dr. Matocha joined the TSO family in November 1989 at the Memorial City location. She joined the Museum District TSO team in the fall of 2013 and Downtown TSO in 2017. Dr. Matocha now splits her time between Memorial City TSO, Museum District TSO and Downtown TSO.

Dr. Matocha is a therapeutic optometrist who practices full-scope optometry, including comprehensive eye examinations, all types of contact lens fittings, dry eye treatment and co-management of LASIK and cataracts. Memorial City TSO, Museum District TSO and Downtown TSO carry over 750 frames and sunglasses in the latest styles to meet all patient’s needs.

She and her husband Hal, a native Houstonian and petroleum Landman, moved from the suburbs to the Museum District area in 2006. Avid sports fans, they support the Houston home teams in baseball, football, basketball and soccer. They combined their love of travel and sports by visiting every major league baseball team’s stadium. In 2005, they finished this quest. They then worked on seeing the Astros in every team's stadium, finishing that quest in Oakland in 2015. Together, Dr. Matocha and Hal have also been to all 50 states in the U.S.  To keep balanced, they also enjoy the musicals at the Hobby Center and spending time with their very large extended family.


Lan Tran, O.D.

Dr. Tran grew up on the Southwest side of Houston but has had the experience of living throughout Houston. She had once lived in the Galleria Area as well as Energy Corridor and currently resides in Katy. Dr. Tran attended the University of Houston Main Campus for undergrad and graduated in 2007 with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. She then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry to graduate in 2012 (Suma Cum Laude). She has been working in the Optometry field since 2005, starting as an Optometrist Assistant but became fully invested when she started Optometry school in 2008. Dr. Tran has been wearing glasses since the third grade and was always intrigued with how the eye and vision works. She says she'll never forget how amazing it was to be able to put on glasses and see clearly for the first time and after this, knowing she wanted to help others improve their vision. Dr. Tran specializes in Glaucoma Treatment and Management, Cataract Co-Management, Lasik Evaluation, Dry Eye Treatment and treating red eyes and all contact lens complications. She also fits soft and hard contact lenses! Dr. Tran is very passionate about helping people see their best! Dr. Tran is not only fluent in English but fluent in Vietnamese as well.

In her spare time, she really enjoys reading a good book, hanging out with her family and friends and traveling with her husband, crossing places off of their Bucket List. Patches is her 3 year old Shih-Tzu, which she calls her baby, that's another joyous thing she likes to invest her spare time into!


Zubin Chacko, O.D.

Dr. Zubin B Chacko was born and raised in Houston, TX. Growing up in the Alief area, Dr. Chacko was heavily involved in numerous extracurricular activities during his school years. Choral singing was extremely close to his heart during his formative years and as a result saw him competing at district, regional, and state levels. He attended Houston Baptist University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science with majors in both Biology and Mathematics. Dr. Chacko then went on to complete both an MBA and MHA at Houston Baptist University before entering the business arena. After a couple of years in the field, the prevailing economic climate and job dissatisfaction caused him to seriously consider going back to school. A helpful suggestion from his wife, a degree in science, and an internal desire to find a profession that served others made Dr. Chacko settle on the decision to go back to optometry school. He attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where he was awarded a Clinical Letter of Excellence and was also given the honor by his classmates to be their 2017 student graduation commencement speaker.

Dr. Chacko is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. His interests lie in the diagnosis and management of various retinal conditions as well as dry eye and ocular surface disease. He enjoys truly getting to know his patients and establishing relationships that help him to truly understand his patient’s exact visual needs. He can speak English and Malayalam fluently as well as conduct a very basic Spanish examination. Dr. Chacko is also a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.

In his free time, you will probably find Dr. Chacko reading, watching Marvel and other superhero movies, or spending time with his immediate family and friends. He looks forward to serving you and your family at your next eye examination!

Meet you local Memorial City Optical Team:

At our TSO Memorial City Eye Care Center, our 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 helpful receptionists will do her best 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 Memorial City vision care treatment possible.


Sonia Sarmiento

General Manager

Sonia has her Medical Assistance degree and over 10 years’ experience in the optical and ophthalmology field. Her career goals are to grown within Texas State Optical and expand her knowledge in vision care. Sonia is great at problem solving, setting team driven goals and assisting patients with their personal eye care needs! She coordinates things for her team and the patients alike, where all runs smoothly and everyone leaves happy. Sonia can assist patients in both English and Spanish. Her proudest accomplishment is becoming General Manger here at TSO. Sonia is a full-time mom as well to three beautiful boys. Outside of work, she enjoys online party supply boutiques and styling parties. Party styling / hosting has always been a big passion of hers. Her favored childhood pastime would be traveling during the Christmas and the summer breaks. Sonia is very helpful and looks forward to your visit here at Memorial TSO.


Sandy Garcia-Lozano


Sandy attended college for a few years and hopes to continue in the near future. Her goals are to study in the Optometry field since it is one of her biggest passions. "Being able to help patients choose their perfect pair of glasses and seeing them see clearly for the first time makes my job so valuable." says Sandy. Sandy helps patients choose frames, helps with the Reception desk and assists with preliminary testing (she is very versatile). Outside of the office, Sandy loves to go fishing with her boyfriend! One of her proudest accomplishments is attending college and studying a difficult subject. Sandy can assist both our English and Spanish speaking patients and looks forward to helping you!


Madelyn L.

Patient Services

Madelyn is excited to grown within the field and is even considering going back to school in the near future. She contributes efficiency, organization and phenomenal teamwork! Madelyn is always willing to go out of her way to help her co-workers and Memorial’s patient. Madelyn is very personable; here motto being… you get what you give back! Her proudest accomplishment is her furthered education and continuing her studies. Outside of work, Madelyn enjoys fixing up furniture and making art. A favorite childhood memory of hers is selling watermelons on the side of the road with her grandfather. Madelyn wants to achieve the most in the eye care field and looks forward to helping you.


Dania S.

Optometric Assistant

Dania has studied in college for over three years but her biggest passion is within the Optical field. "I want to work in a caring environment, a place where I can meet new people and help everyone as much as I can. It was important I explore my other career options!" says Dania. Her colleagues make her job amazing, she states everyone she works with is funny, understanding, helpful and kind. Dania really enjoys meeting new people and helping patients with their individual needs. "It makes me feel accomplished when I help my team and our patients alike." says Dania. Dania is also very versatile, able and willing to help in many areas. She is a fast learner and proud of her accomplishments within her job that benefits her as a well as her team. A favorite past time of Dania's is a rain storm that came her way in Hawaii; instead of everyone panicking, they got together with their neighbors, brought out boogie boards and enjoyed their time in the water! Outside of the office, Dania enjoys going to the gym, painting, reading, binge watching awesome TV shows and scary movies, hanging out with her best friends, photography and a good bike ride. Author Katherine Henson wrote Dania's favorite quote below:

"Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, NOT WEAKNESS!"


Evan K.

Dispensing Optician

Evan graduated from Schreiner University in May 2017. His ultimate career goal is to become an Optometrist. “I live for helping people see better.” says Evan. He enjoys seeing the smile on the patient’s faces when their vision has improved. “It is a great feeling and makes each day worth it.” Evan’s dad was an Optometrist and one of his favorite childhood memories was visiting his old Optometry office, which in turn made Evan very happy. “It felt like home away from home… even at a young age, I always loved optics and Optometry.” Evan states. He also says it was the best, just to spend good old quality time with his friends and family. In his spare time, Evan loves reading any and all kinds of books but comic books are his favorite. He also likes to socialize and explore Houston when he gets the time. Graduating from Schreiner University has been a huge goal for Evan and finally graduating was amazing he says. It is his top proudest accomplishment. Evan gives a new perspective in seeing, as he comes from a different background, he states. He is a great help here at the Memorial City Texas State Optical office and looks forward to helping you with your vision care needs.


Jo C.

Dispensing Optician

Jo has the privilege of not only seeing patient’s excitement over their newfound vision, but helping them find what suits their personality best! Building relationships with patients is something she takes pride in. Jo looks forward to continuing to meet new patients and their families while enjoying the environment and just how kind they can be. Customer service is where Jo shines! She is very energetic, always kind and has a positive energy that stands out. The most important part of Jo’s job is making sure every patient feels welcomed and taken care of. Jo is fluent in both English and Spanish! Her proudest accomplishment is her independency at a young age all while continuing her college education. Outside of work, Jo thoroughly enjoys reading, crafting and cooking. Her favorite childhood memory is cooking with her grandmother in the kitchen. Her favorite quote comes from Oprah Winfrey:

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”


Valerie S.

Lab Technician

Valerie has been working with Texas State Optical since November 2014. She likes being part of the TSO team and enjoys meeting new people. Her favorite aspect of her job is being able to be a part of providing such a gift, contributing to helping people see. Valerie comes to work with a servant heart and a willing attitude to help where she is needed. "Our goal, as a team here at TSO Memorial is to give our patients the best care possible." states Valerie. Her goal has always been to be the best she can. Outside of work, Valerie enjoys trading in the stock market, running, kickboxing, working outside in the yard, but most importantly she loves to spend time with the Lord in praise and worship. Valerie has 3 dogs and 4 cats. Her favorite childhood memory consists of spending quality time with her mom and sister swimming at the lake and bowling at the bowling alley with her dad. Her favorite quote comes from Philippians 4:13 in the Bible:

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me."