Our Optometry Staff
Dr. Ann W. Voss, Therapeutic Optometrist, FCOVD,
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.
Dr. Marcia M. Moore, Therapeutic Optometrist, FCOVD,
Dr. Moore has been a valuable member of our team since 2008, living out her childhood dream of being an eye doctor. She values education and research and excelled academically, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She went on to obtain her Fellowship from the College of Optometry in Vision Development in 2014. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, affirming her training and knowledge in the treatment of eye diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, strabismus and amblyopia.
Dr. Moore has a unique ability to really listen to her patients and help them find the best approach to their personal visual concerns. She enjoys the challenge of helping individuals use their eyes to their fullest potential and finds joy in working with all members of the family. She uses her extensive knowledge in visual function and development to go beyond just prescribing a pair of glasses and seeing 20/20. Her goal is that an individual’s visual system functions optimally in everyday life whether that is for successful school performance, comfort while working on the computer, or elite sports performance.
Dr. Moore has a passion for working with children and adults with neurological or developmental vision challenges. She relies on the support of other professionals to establish a team approach, as the visual system doesn’t operate in isolation. The visual system is built on every aspect of development. Dr. Moore works closely with occupational and physical therapists, reading specialists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, psychologists, play therapists, teachers, pediatricians and ABA specialists.
She also enjoys giving presentations to schools, outpatient care centers, and other professional groups to help expand their understanding of vision, how to identify symptoms, and offer tools for support.
Dr. Moore and her husband reside in Bellaire, where their children attend Condit Elementary School (Go Cats!) and participate in the Spanish Dual Language Immersion program. As a family they enjoy going on adventure trips especially to National Parks and spending time with their plethora of pets including their backyard chickens.
Dr. Ashley W. Tucker, Therapeutic Optometrist, FAAO, FSLS,
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 management. She is certified in fitting orthokeratology lenses in both children and adults and has extensive experience and knowledge in myopia management. 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, myopia management 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.
Dr. Aamena M. Kazmi, Therapeutic Optometrist,
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!
Aricie Piton- Front Desk- Receptionist
Aricie started with Bellaire Family Eye Care in December of 2019. She attended Howard University in Washington D.C where she majored in Radio, TV, & Film with a minor in English. She is passionate about self growth, evolution, and transformation of self. She is Proud to be Haitian- American. Her parents are from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She loves to dance and create (Videos, paintings, and write). She is very interested in world travel to experience the expansive and abundant beauty of the world!
“When you understand and love yourself, you gain the capacity to understand and love the world–wholeheartedly and unconditionally.” Aricie
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 Pedersen – Floor Manager
We are thrilled to announce Kim Pedersen’s promotion to Floor Manager. Kim has served as our Clinic Manager to the clinic team and contact lens area of our office. She is now responsible for overseeing the entire patient experience from arrival to check out, ensuring that each patient has an exceptional and quality experience.
Kim Pedersen has been with Bellaire Family Eye Care since 2010. Born and raised in Houston, she received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston. She is the proud mother of two sons, and two adorable dogs. She and her husband enjoy travel and all things sports! Her favorite hobby is baking delicious treats for her family, friends, and coworkers.
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 eyewear 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.
Julie Nguyen- Optician
Julie started with Bellaire Family Eye Care in June 2019. She has been an optician for over 15 years. Her experience spans from retail optical to optometry and ophthalmology practices. She loves helping patients find the perfect pair of eyeglasses, merging style and function is what she does best. Julie is able to explain different lens designs to suit a variety of patient needs. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and camping. One day she plans on adopting a bulldog.
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.
Basil Colston-Frame Stylist
After being a patient of ours for several years, Basil officially joined our team in May 2019. Basil has several years of experience in human resources and brings smiles and laughs to everyone he interacts with. He is married to his beautiful wife Liana. Aside from being a wonderful addition to our office family, Basil is scuba and sailing certified!
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.
Melissa Hutchinson- Technician Assistant
Melissa started with Bellaire Family Eye Care in January of 2020. She attended St. Edwards University ‘10 and majored in English Writing and Rhetoric with a Minor in Communications. Melissa is happily engaged. She is very close to her family and loves spending time with them. She also loves volunteering with children.
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 h
as a 4-year old daughter, Jasmin.