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Dr. Laura Vrazel Koehler
Dr. Laura Vrazel Koehler was born and raised in Danbury, Texas, and is part of a LARGE traditional Czech family. She graduated Salutatorian from Danbury High School where she was involved in everything from cheerleading and track, to marketing and debate competitions, to showing animals at the Brazoria County Fair.
Dr. Koehler earned a full scholarship to Baylor University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the top student in her Economics major. While at Baylor, she met her now husband, Justin, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Justin cares for children in the ICU at the Shriners Burns Hospital in Galveston.
Dr. Koehler graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston College of Optometry. During her internship with Eye Center of Texas, she trained under highly skilled ocular surgeons, and is prepared to manage LASIK, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or any other concern her patients may have.
The Koehlers proudly welcomed their daughter, Maddox in 2012, and their son, Briles in 2015. They also have 2 kitties, Rocco & Murfee, and a beta fish named Blue.
Dr. Koehler and her family reside in League City, and enjoy traveling and camping with friends. Recent travels included Washington DC, Sydney Australia, Vegas (with the whole Signature Eye Center crew!) and Walt Disney World . They are proud Baylor Bears and return each year to cheer on their team. They attend St. Mary’s in League City and they strive to live a Christian lifestyle, and know that it’s all for Him.
Dr. Brandi Montgomery
Dr. Brandi Montgomery fills in to take care of patients when Dr. K is out of the office. She was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. She is also a graduate of University of Houston College of Optometry, where she received several awards for clinical skills. Dr. Montgomery completed clinical rotations in Dallas, where she managed complete care for under-privileged patients ranging from refractive needs to full scope care for ocular disease. She also completed rotations that specialized in contact lenses and anterior eye disease. Dr. Montgomery also owns a private clinic in West Houston area. In her spare time, Dr. Montgomery enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Kevin Gee, her Shih-Tzu Bella, bike riding and skiing.
Dr. Julie Ly
Dr. Julie Ly fills in to take care of patients when Dr. K is out of the office. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Houston, and graduated with honors in Optometry from Nova Southern University in Ft. Lauderdale. While earning her doctorate, she earned an additional Bachelor’s degree in Vision Science! She’s worked in many eye care facets, including the North Carolina VA system and multiple eye care clinics throughout Miami, Florida. She owns her own practice in West Houston area for the past 8 years. Dr. Ly has two young boys that keep her very busy!
Brenda joined our team in 2012 and it’s like she’s been with us from day one! With over 20 years of patient care and optical expertise, she’s right at home with our little family. Brenda earned her degree in Opticianry Dispensing Technology in Tampa, Florida, and furthers her skill training through continuing education classes. We love Brenda’s organization and management techniques. Our patients love her sweet personality and detailed attention to their eyewear needs. She’s always on top of the best custom lens designs and loves teaching you about the technology behind it!
Katie joined the Signature Eye Center team in early 2011. She and Dr. Koehler actually worked together in another clinic that Dr. K was an intern for in 2007, and Dr. K was so happy to have Katie join the team! Katie is a certified optician and attends continuing education classes regularly to make sure that we are providing the best technology and best ophthalmic products for our patients. She is always updating our frame lines to bring in fresh styles, ensuring that we have something for everyone! Katie is also our resident tech-geek. She may not have known when she signed on with us that she’d be fixing software issues and repairing computers, but she’s so good at it!
Meagen studied Maritime Transportation at Texas A&M Galveston in 2006, and worked in the field for several years before taking time to spend with her husband and starting a family. Meagen is one of our vision and medical insurance coordinators, and she loves being able to work part-time with us, giving her the best of both worlds– helping her family financially, while still enjoying lots of family time! You may never personally meet her, but you can guarantee your visit and eyewear purchases run so smoothly because of her behind the scenes hard work with your insurance plans. Meagen is happy to discuss any questions you may have about your insurance policies.
Keely is our ultimate multi-tasker! You’ll find her running the show from the front desk– scheduling and registering patients, as well as contact lens training and ordering. She’s seriously amazing! Her beautiful smile & bubbly personality will welcome you to our office. Keely attends school in the evenings with the goal of being an early childhood teacher. She enjoys family time and her new dog.
Catherine has her hands in everything! When she first joined us in 2016, she specialized in our contact lens services, but has recently expanded greatly into being a top optician! Catherine will guide you though the eyewear experience and make it fun! Not so secretly, she and her fiance’ are proud pirates, and love everything Ren Fest! They have 4 sons, as well as dogs and a kitty to keep them busy! Catherine enjoys reading and collecting fun pens!