Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Doctor’s Eye Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Silsbee.
Dr. Ted Vorster
Dr. Vorster has been in private practice for 26 years. His enthusiasm about eye care is obvious in his caring, humorous personality. You are sure to enjoy your eye care visits more with Dr. Vorster than ever before for several reasons: his approach is refreshing; he is very knowledgeable and well informed on latest technologies in eye care; he really cares about your wellbeing and visual health.
Dr. Vorster was born and raised in South Africa, got his first Optometry degree in Johannesburg, practiced there for a year and then moved to Houston, Texas. He pursued further education at the University of Houston, College of Optometry where he got his Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) and his Doctor of Optometry O.D) degree. He then took it a step further and did a Masters degree in Physiological Optics (M.S.) which addressed how contact lenses affect the eyes when insufficient oxygen is allowed to reach the eye. The combination of being highly educated, well informed, enthusiastic, caring and very personable will make your experience at Doctor’s Eye Center very unique, enjoyable and comfortable.
Gretta Matthews – Optician
Gretta has been the cornerstone for Doctor’s Eye Center since 1990. Her experience and understanding of optics, lenses, frames, and all optical products is unsurpassed in East Texas. She understands the design and functionality of current optical products, lenses in particular, and is able to fit these intricate lenses correctly and appropriately.
Gretta has mastered personal frame styling that combines both elements of fashion and functionality. She is able to get the right frame with the right lens on the right person, which is the optical recipe for success. Her passion for the eye care industry is unmatched and ever increasing, and her loyal following all have the same testimonials and compliments, which include acknowledgements of her skill and ability to satisfy fashion, functionality, and environmental needs for everyone on an individual basis.
Cindy Arredondo- Office Coordinator
Every office needs a coordinator that is not only a joy to meet and talk to, but is also efficient, task oriented and alert to the patients needs. Cindy is this very person for Doctor’s Eye Center and portrays the friendliness and caring that is the hallmark of Doctor’s Eye Center. She takes care of scheduling, checking in patients, office flow, questions and concerns that patient’s may have, and ensures that your experience is calm, enjoyable, personable, and timely.
Johnna Harrison – Head Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Johnna joins Doctor’s Eye Center from various other eye institutes and has been in the ophthalmic industry for 14 years. She is a certified Ophthalmic Assistant and is qualified to identify visual abnormalities and eye diseases and pass this information on to Dr. Vorster. She collects vital information about your eyes at an eye appointment, and does critical measurements that would indicate the presence of sight threatening disease (neurological defects, glaucoma, eye inflammations, etc). She is qualified to identify and resolve contact lens related problems and concerns without talking to the doctor. She is also a skilled optician and contact lens instruction specialist. Her skills and devotion to eye care ensures the continued health of your eyes as well as one of the most thorough and accurate total eye wellness exams you can get.
Kelly Williams - Ophthalmic Assistant
Kelly is very personable and committed to helping make your experience at Doctor’s Eye Center enjoyable. Kelly is responsible for all patient pre-testing, which includes evaluating visual field, color vision, depth perception and visual acuity. Kelly also performs most of the ophthalmic photography and specialty testing.
Lisa Thompson- Insurance and Relations Coordinator
Lisa may not be seen much at Doctor’s Eye Center, but her presence is very necessary to the efficient functioning of the office. She verifies benefits and eligibility of all patients to make sure that insurance plans and benefits are still in place, so that benefits get paid. She also has the huge responsibility of alerting patients when their yearly wellness eye exam is due, so that no unexpected eye disease occurs. She is also for keeping Doctor’s Eye Center virtual presence on Social Media current and informative, as well as, keeping the web site up-to-date. She loves training new contact lens patients and will calm any nerves with her warm gentle ways.
Linda Williamson – Lab Manager
Linda is in charge of the Onsite Optical Lab at Doctor’s Eye Center. She has an extensive background in optical lab work and doctor’s assistant roles and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Doctor’s Eye Center. She is in charge of ordering and receiving prescription lenses; verifying lens powers, type of lens, lens material, tint, coatings, and all lens specifications; cutting lenses into selected frames so that they match doctor prescription for distance power, reading power, lens orientation and thickness, lens separation, and prism power. Linda’s final responsibility in the manufacturing process is to precision check and determine the exact matching of the prescription lens to the patients’ vision requirements. Linda’s dedication and devotion to precision optical manufacturing brings and element of quality to Doctor’s Eye Center that is unmatched and unsurpassed anywhere else.