Dr. Garza graduated from The University of Texas at Austin prior to obtaining her optometric training at the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2013. Dr. Garza then went on to complete a residency in Community Based Family Practice with an emphasis on ocular disease. After working in private practice several years, Dr. Garza joined the UHCO faculty in 2017 as Clinical Assistant Professor where she currently serves as Clinical Director of the UH Eye Center- Heights clinic. She remains an active member of Harris County Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and American Academy of Optometry among other organizations. In addition to working with students and patients in clinic, she also lectures in courses and teaches in a laboratory setting.
Primary optometry, anterior and posterior segment pathology, public health
Dr. Gaume Giannoni received her O.D. degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in 2001 and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lens Research with the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center the following year. Dr. Gaume Giannoni is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is certified in Texas as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is on the Editorial Board for Advanced Ocular Care and is a journal reviewer for Optometry and Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Gaume Giannoni writes a recurrent dry eye column in Contact Lens Spectrum and is also a contributing editor for Ocular Surface News.
Currently, Dr. Gaume Giannoni is a Clinical Professor at UHCO, where she lectures in the clinic, didactic and laboratory curriculums. She serves as the Course Master for two clinic procedures labs and is the Co-Course Master for the entire second year optometry class. Dr. Gaume Giannoni is also the Founding Director of the Dry Eye Center at the University Eye Institute where she sees specialty dry eye patients.
Dr. Gaume Giannoni’s primary clinical interests include specialty contact lens fitting and the treatment of anterior segment complications with an emphasis on Dry Eye Disease and Juvenile Arthritis-associated uveitis.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Gavin Gerondale received his undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma and completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at Northeastern Oklahoma State University College of Optometry, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. After 25 years of private practice in the Houston Area Dr. Gerondale now serves as the Director of the UH Mobile Eye Institute. For more information see: https://www.opt.uh.edu/patient-care/mobile-eye-institute/
Dr. Gonzales completed his OD degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2006. He then went onto to complete an ocular disease residency at the now Cedar Springs Eye Clinic (formerly Bridge Builders) in Dallas, TX. He currently serves as the clinic director of the inner-city charity clinic caring for the diseased indigent population. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and was named the 2009 Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association as well as received a President’s Award in 2011. His interests are in ocular disease, specifically glaucoma and retinal disease.
Retinal disease, Glaucoma
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