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.
As a family-run practice, she is excited about being able to provide her patients with the care and attention she would want offered 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 will usually be found with her husband, their two sons, and now their new puppy addition. She loves to travel, eat good food, and cozy up on the sofa with a book or binge-worthy show…. That is, of course, when she’s not running after her boys and playing in the yard.
Olivia Carleo, OD
Dr. Olivia Carleo, 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!
Noor Abushagur, OD, FAAO
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 eye care 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.
Hayley was born and raised in Texas. She has currently been in the optometry field for a little over 2 years. She is a zestful, driven staff member who is willing to learn and help out where she is needed. In her free time, Hayley enjoys yoga, arts and crafts and trying new foods.
Sanshe, Insurance Coordinator
Sanshe was born in Queens, New York and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She attended Medical Assisting School at Remington College where she graduated in 2004. After graduation, she entered the medical field and gained experience in patient care, customer service, medical reception and insurance and billing and coding. In 2009 after having worked in radiology & gastroenterology, she discovered that she truly loved medical billing and coding. For the past 15 years she has worked as a medical billing and coding specialist in Hematology, Oncology, ENT, but Ophthalmology and Optometry is what she enjoyed most. She recently obtained her certification for Certified Professional Coder. She takes pride in being able to help patients gain knowledge with understanding how insurance works. She is a hard worker and loves to learn. She always wants to make sure that her compassion for her job shows in the integrity of her work. She enjoys working alongside her doctors and coworkers here at Vision Veritas and looks forward to future growth. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends, shopping, and exploring all the things the world has to offer.
Denise, ABO Certified Optician
Denise Gomez, ABOC, was born in Dallas and raised in Austin. She received her B.S. in Speech Communication at the University of Texas at Austin and her Elementary Education Certification at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her optical experiences range from working in labs manufacturing lenses to being a Certified Paraoptometric in private practice offices working hands-on with patients. This has allowed her to receive a wide range of experience as well as opportunities for professional education. Recently, she received her American Board of Opticianry Certification, which puts her in the highest levels of providers of optical care. After dabbling as an optician for several years while at the same time teaching, Denise decided to leave the education field and dedicate her skills and expertise full time to the optical industry in 2007. Denise’s wealth of optical knowledge and love for the profession shines through as she cares for patients’ eyewear needs.
A true Texas girl, Denise enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and learning about and experiencing all things Texan!
Alex has been in the optical world since 2017. She has been on both the clinic side as well as the retail side and loves all things to do with eyes and vision. Outside of work she loves to craft and cuddle her dog. She loves changing her look with the many pairs of glasses that she owns and would love to help you find the perfect pair of glasses for you.
Brandi, Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)
Brandi, CPOA, was born and raised in Northern Illinois. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Communication at the University of Dubuque (Iowa). She is experienced in the knowledge of special testing, contact lenses, and she has very good bedside manner. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends, and fur companion.
Gisselle, Optometric Technician
Gisselle was raised in the western region of Texas and is new to the DFW area. She has recently started working in the optometry field and excels in patient care. Gisselle is a foodie at heart and enjoys finding new places to try. In her time off, she likes to spend time with her family, friends, and fur companion.
Lauren was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She’s been in the optical field for 6 years and wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. She is always up to date on the latest eyewear fashion trends and lens technology. Her main goal is to help patients see and feel their best in their glasses. She’s driven and always willing to learn. In her free time, she likes to read, sew, shop for antiques, and spend time with friends and family.
Mae was born and raised in Texas and has been in the optometry field as a front desk receptionist. Having come from a background in restaurant hospitality, she is here to make your visit a smooth and enjoyable one. In her free time, she loves playing with her two cats, caring for her plants, and making jewelry.
Jamie, Front Desk Department
Jamie comes from a customer service driven background. After being in the optical field since 2015, she shifted from the warehouse to the office to focus on patient care and hospitality. When she’s not working, Jamie loves being a homebody spending time at home with her significant other and fur babies.
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