MEET OUR OPTOMETRISTS

Deborah Zanella, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Deborah Zanella is originally from Larned, a small town in Western Kansas. Dr. Zanella attended Kansas State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in life science. She completed her post-graduate education at the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 2003. During her time in St. Louis, Dr. Zanella completed internships at inner-city clinics helping the underprivileged. She also had the opportunity to train with some of the best ophthalmic practitioners in the country at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University.

After completing her education in primary care optometry and ocular disease, Dr. Zanella worked alongside Dr. Steven Wexler at TLC Laser Eye Center in St. Louis for three years. There, she gained extensive knowledge in refractive surgery and served as an adjunct professor for the UMSL School of Optometry, training optometry students in pre- and post-operative care of LASIK and PRK. She still enjoys helping patients through the decision-making process of refractive surgery and caring for them after surgery.

In 2006 Dr. Zanella and her husband moved to North Texas to be around his two sisters and their families. She loves living in Texas, mostly because the wonderful people of Texas remind her of her mid-western roots. Dr. Zanella is board certified by the National Board of Optometry in ocular disease management and is a certified Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is a current member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and Tarrant County Optometric Society.

Peter Zanella, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Peter Zanella is a native of Manhattan, Kansas, where he attended Kansas State University and obtained his bachelor’s degree in life science. He completed his post-graduate education at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Davie, Florida, in 1996. While attending Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Zanella was selected for a 4th year internship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, where he trained under some of the leading optometrists and ophthalmologists in the country. It was during this time that Dr. Zanella developed a passion for ocular disease diagnosis and management.

Taylor Brooks, O.D., FIAO

Therapeutic Optometrist

Easy and helpful should describe your eye care experience with Dr. Brooks. Dr. Brooks is a native Texan who specializes in helping people see their best. For adults, this means preventive care for eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. For teens and children, orthokeratology and vision therapy maximize vision for the classroom and in competition.

Dr. Brooks is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, an associate member-in-process for fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and a member of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Brooks graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry after graduating from Baylor University with a degree in biology.

Dr. Brooks has been honored to receive the “Best of the Best” Optometrist distinction for the past six years. Dr. Brooks and his wife, Amy, have been married for 21 years and have four children. He is a member of Church at the Cross and is privileged to serve their church family as an Elder. To relax, he enjoys kayaking, woodworking, and guitar.”

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