Our Optometry Staff
Ann Voss O.D. FCOVD, Diplomate ABO
Dr. Ann Voss is a neuro-developmental, therapeutic optometrist who has been serving the larger Houston area since 1989. Her passion and dedication to helping people with neurological, developmental, or functional vision challenges shines through with all her patients and office team. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in Biology and the University of Houston, College of Optometry. In addition, she is a Fellow of the College of Visual Development and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
As founder and managing partner of Bellaire Family Eye Care and the Vision Learning Center, Dr. Voss has assembled a top-notch team of outstanding optometrists, vision therapists, opticians, clinical contact lens specialists, and administrative service staff all committed to excellent care and service.
In her work with pediatrics and special needs patients, Dr. Voss seeks to find the best solutions to enhance life-long strong vision and optimal visual skills needed for learning and motor development. She teams up with her vision therapists and associated colleagues in neurology, ophthalmology, education, and psychology to collaterally serve her patient’s needs.
In addition, Dr. Voss is frequently asked to present to rehabilitation clinics, educational centers, and professional groups regarding developmental and rehabilitation treatment plans for visual disorders. She is an adjunct professor of the University of Houston, College of Optometry, teaching 4th year students in the clinical setting.
As a Diplomate with the American Board of Optometry, Dr. Voss is board certified to manage all eye care conditions. In addition to utilizing the best technology available in prescribing glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Voss seeks to help patients with preserving vision and preventing vision loss from glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Above all, Dr. Voss loves her patients, her staff and being able to make a difference each day with each patient. Outside of work, she loves family time the most, physical activities of all kinds including running, being at the lake, and enjoying nature.
Marcia Moore O.D., FCOVD, Diplomate ABO
Dr. Marcia Moore has been a valuable part of our team since 2008. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honors society, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and then went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Moore has also earned a fellowship in vision development.
Dr. Moore has diverse knowledge in prescribing glasses for eye fatigue, brain injury symptoms, glare, and double vision. She also has a passion for vision development, working with children who struggle in school or need special attention, and helping patients use their vision to its fullest potential. In addition, Dr. Moore has acquired a broad knowledge of nutritional and supplemental support for a variety of eye conditions and offers this valuable information to all of her patients.
Because Dr. Moore often works with patients to restore visual skills that are commonly lost secondary to both traumatic brain injuries (including concussions) and strokes, she has developed excellent rapport with other medical specialties such as neuro-ophthalmology, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists and occupational therapists. She has also lectured at a national conference stressing the importance of vision therapy for children and adults who struggle with developmental delays.
Dr. Moore and her family reside in Bellaire, Texas. She and her high school sweetheart have two young children who attend Condit Elementary. As a family, they enjoy going on adventure trips especially to National Parks and spending time with their pets including their backyard chickens.
Ashley Wallace Tucker, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Diplomate ABO
Dr. Ashley Tucker joined our practice during the summer of 2011. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science before going on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
While in optometry school, Dr. Tucker earned several Letters of Excellence for her clinical work and several awards, including the Vistakon excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Award and the Metro Optics Excellence award.
Dr. Tucker completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at the University of Houston where she received extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases and in complex contact lens fits including patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants, and refractive surgery. Dr. Tucker has a passion for fitting scleral contact lenses and regularly receives referrals from her fellow Optometrists and Ophthalmologists to manage patients in need of specialty contact lenses. In addition, she has earned her Fellowship from the Scleral Lens Education Society which distinguishes her as an expert scleral lens fitter. Dr. Tucker is also passionate about myopia control. She has several years of experience in fitting orthokeratology lenses in both children and adults. Although she has particular expertise in contact lenses, Dr. Tucker provides full scope eye care to all of her patients.
Dr. Tucker is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she is the Coursemaster for the Ophthalmic Optics Laboratory. Through her affiliation with the University of Houston, she regularly provides continuing education on the topics of specialty contact lenses and ophthalmic optics.
Dr. Tucker is originally from Louisiana, but she and her family relocated to Florida while she was in high school. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and son.
Aamena Kazmi O.D.
Dr. Aamena Kazmi graduated Summa Cum Laude, with membership in the Honors College and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minors in Business Administration and Medicine & Society. She continued her education at the University of Houston College of Optometry, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with multiple Letters of Excellence for her clinical work and several honors including, Excellence in Cornea & Contact Lens and membership in Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Kazmi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. While she provides full-scope optometric care and loves helping patients of all ages find the best solutions for their visual and eye health needs, she has a passion for the treatment and management of dry eye disease. During her training, Dr. Kazmi completed a rotation at the University Eye Institute Dry Eye Center where she became proficient in clinical based research and therapeutic treatments of tear film disorders.
Additionally, Dr. Kazmi is certified to fit orthokeratology specialty contact lenses in children and adults. She has an extensive background in myopia management and is eager to reduce the progression of nearsightedness in pediatric and adolescent patients.
Dr. Kazmi currently resides in the Bellaire/West University area with her husband. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring Houston, and traveling.
The Bellaire Family
Sue Brill – Office Manager
Sue Brill joined our staff and team in the fall of 2003. She manages the administrative duties of the office as well as making sure that the office runs smoothly and that patients are served with enthusiasm and skill. She is always happy to answer any questions or concerns that you might have.
Valerie Knowles – Front Desk
Valerie joined our practice in 2018 and is a valued member of our front desk team. She is one of the first friendly voices you will hear when you call to schedule an appointment and likely the last staff member you will encounter at checkout. She also assists communication with your primary care doctors, pharmacies, and referring physicians. In her spare time, Valerie loves spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to travel and spent a year in France!
Ashley Murphy – Insurance Department
Ashley Murphy started with us at the Front Desk in 2012. She is our insurance specialist that currently does our medical billing and coding. If you have any question regarding insurance coverage or reimbursement don’t hesitate to call her. Ashley had her first child, a beautiful baby girl, in the summer of 2016.
Kim Horace – Contact Lens and Patient Manager
Kim Horace has worked in the optometry industry since 2008. She received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston in 2007. Kim Serves as our clinic manager overseeing the clinic team and contact lens areas of our office. She is responsible for managing our wide selection of both specialty and conventional contact lenses, conducting classes for new contact lens wearers, as well as ensuring that, along with the technicians, the patients have quality preliminary testing andimaging before seeing the doctor.
Alex de la Cruz – Optician
Alex has over 20 years experience in the Optical Industry. She is able to answer your questions about the best products for your optical needs. Alex joined our staff and team in September 2010 and received her Optician Certification in 1995. She has three beautiful and hard-working daughters.
Bertha Lopez – Optician
Bertha Lopez joined our staff and team in February 2011, having over 9 years of optical experience. She has great skills with eye wear needs and style. Bertha is always happy to help you pick out a style that fits your needs and fashion preferences. Bertha has two handsome, growing sons.
Melanie Wilson – Optical Staff/Frame Stylist
Melanie joined our team in June 2015 with over ten years of experience in frame styling, so she is up to date on all the current trends. She is happy to help you pick out the best frame for your style and optical needs. Melanie is the proud mother of a beautiful daughter.
Sarah Gonzalez – Optometric Technician
Sarah joined our team in 2017 but has worked in the Optometry field since 2010. She earned her Associates Degree in Biology from San Jacinto College. Sarah serves a pivotal role in our office by providing all preliminary and special testing prior to seeing the doctors, conducting contact lens insertion and removal classes for new contact lens wearers, and assisting in the exam room. Sarah is newly engaged and is currently preparing to earn her National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certification.
Diana Mejia -Optometric Technician
Diana joined our practice in 2018 and has worked in the Optometry field in numerous capacities since 2014. She completes the Optometric Technician team and is well-versed in all preliminary and special testing procedures. She also assists with ordering contact lenses, assisting with in-office procedures, and offering insertion and removal classes for soft, rigid, and specialty contact lenses. Diana is engaged to be married in December 2019 and has a 4-year old daughter, Jasmin.