Meet the Doctors
Dr. Anita Carleo
Dr. Anita Carleo, therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist, was born and raised in Dallas where she attended the Hockaday School for 14 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at Austin College in Sherman, TX and received her doctorate of optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO).
During her career, Dr. Anita Carleo has continued to gain invaluable knowledge and experience in the management of many ocular diseases, including dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. She believes that prevention is key and has developed relationships with surgeons and physicians to help co-manage her patients. She, of course, continues to love the “bread and butter” of optometry; that is, comprehensive eye examinations for both glasses and contact lenses to help all ages see better in their daily lives. She works with her patients to find the best options to suit their lifestyle and recreational activities needs, whether it be that perfect pair of glasses or a specialty multifocal contact lens for freedom and flexibility.
Dr. Anita is ready to embark on the new practice she is opening with her sister, Dr. Olivia Carleo. As a family practice, she is excited about being able to provide her patients with the care and attention she would want afforded to any of her own family members. She feels strongly that patients deserve a doctor who will listen to their problems, address and treat their issues, and spend the time needed to answer any and all questions.
Dr. Anita Carleo was awarded the Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in the Study of Ocular Disease. She is a proud member of the Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society, the American Optometric Association (AOA), Texas Optometry Association (TOA), Dallas County Optometric Society (DCOS), and Vision Source.
In her free time, Dr. Anita enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She loves to travel and enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as skiing and summer water sports.
Dr. Olivia Carleo
Dr. Olivia Carleo, a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist, grew up in the Dallas area, where she attended The Hockaday School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Austin College and pursued her doctorate of optometry degree at The University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Olivia was one of a limited number of students to receive a Clinical Letter of Excellence recognizing her success in Family Practice. She understands that the health of the eyes can be directly related to the overall health of the individual. She has extensive training in the management of dry eye disease, ocular allergies, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Olivia also enjoys presenting her patients with new spectacle and contact lens technologies (such as bifocal contact lenses) that allow her patients to have the best vision possible. She has forged great relationships with local ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals to ensure that her patients have the most comprehensive care available. She strongly believes in communication between all doctors that make up a patient’s “healthcare team,” and she will take the time to answer any questions a patient may have.
Dr. Olivia is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Dallas County Optometric Society, Vision Source Network of Independent Optometrists and the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She is also a lifetime member of the Italian Club of Dallas. She considers herself a “foodie,” and enjoys trying new, fresh and foreign cuisine. In her free time, she loves traveling, languages, playing the piano and spending time with family. Dr. Olivia Carleo looks forward to taking care of you and your family at Vision Veritas!
Dr. Noor Abushagur
Dr. Noor Abushagur, residency trained therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas El Paso and received her Doctor of Optometry degree at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She then completed residency training at the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, where she received extended training and education in the management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and much more.
Dr. Noor is a proud Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, Northeast Texas Optometric Society, and treasurer for the Tarrant County Optometric Society. She is also a member of Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. As a student, she was awarded the Student of the Year award in addition to The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Student Recognition award.
Dr. Noor strongly emphasizes the importance of taking extra time with each patient, listening to their concerns, answering every question, and making sure that each patient is educated on which options are available to them. Dr. Noor is passionate about giving back to the community, both locally and internationally. She has gone on multiple trips to Central America and Africa, providing eyecare to under-served populations. She also enjoys lecturing to colleagues locally and nationally. In her free time, she loves traveling, spending time with friends and family, and working out.