Dr. Joshua Devera was born in Clovis, New Mexico, but came to Texas as fast as he could. After graduating from Friendswood High School, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Texas A&M University. His studies continued at the University of Houston College of Optometry where he graduated as a Doctor of Optometry. His externship sites include the Good Neighbor and La Case de Nueva community clinics where he gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating ocular disease.
Dr. Devera is excited to be working at TSO Texas City and even more excited to working with the community. He says, “ I think my favorite part of this job is the relationships that are built. People visit the office, trusting me with their eye care needs, and I am not satisfied until those needs are met. It’s fulfilling when I see someone walk out of the office with a smile on their face.”
Outside of Optometry, Dr. Devera’s hobbies include golf, soccer, reading, and playing video games. He and his wife are also active in their church, where they are leaders in the church’s Children’s Ministry.
Rosie along with her husband, Dr. Nelson Juarez and 2 children, Andy and Mia reside in Texas City. After Rosie moved from Brownsville, Texas to Houston, she became an optician in 1994 and received her ABO certification in 2000. Rosie joined TSO Texas City in 2006. She is the office manager, frame buyer, billing and insurance coordinator, accounts receivables, and does other office duties. “I enjoy working with my co-workers and especially with our patients. It’s an awesome feeling knowing that we make our patients feel right at home and that we provide the best vision health care possible.”
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Lisa has been an optician in the optical industry since 1977. She earned her ABO certification in 2000. Lisa is our lab technician and optician. She makes sure the quality control is the best it can be. Lisa takes her job responsibilities seriously and wants every pair of glasses that leave our office to be flawless. She enjoys seeing our patients look great with their new look. “I like to see my patients smile when they get their new glasses and the look of their faces when they look in the mirror, which just makes my day.” Lisa is married to Gary and has a grown son, Chase.
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Laurie joined TSO Texas City in 1987. She does a little of everything, from being an optician,
receptionist, doctors’ assistant, to coding and billing. She likes to help out our patients understand their
insurance coverage and co-pays. Laurie is married to Jesse and has 2 great grown children, Zack and
Gabby. “I like to educate our patients in great detail the importance of having eye exams on a yearly
basis and making them feel that they are always welcomed.”
Reyna is an optician, receptionist and on occasion Dr. Juarez’s assistant. She has been with TSO Texas City since 2008. Originally from Galveston, Reyna moved to Texas City 12 years ago. “I live with my three wonderful children, Iliana, Americo and Samantha. I enjoy working at TSO because I help our patients with their eye care needs, I like that we make a difference in patients’ lives by making them “see” things way better.”
Mikessis is Dr. Juarez’s optometric technician and optician. She has been with TSO Texas City since 2009. Having lived in Texas City most of her life, Mikessis enjoys spending time with her husband Morris Jr. and her 2 children Aniya and Morris III. “My responsibilities include assisting Dr. Juarez in patient care and needs. My goal is to make sure that all my patients walk out with a smile of satisfaction on their faces.”
Michell joined TSO Texas City in 2014. As an optician she brings lots of optical experience to our office. She can help find the right frame for you and make sure you are wearing the latest fashion. Originally from Guadalajara Mexico, Michell moved to Texas City 12 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters Stephany and Emily. "I consider each patient a member of our family who deserves the best care and quality product".
Nelson Juarez, OD, not only practices family eye care in Texas City, but also makes his home in the community with his wife, Rosie, who serves as his office manager and their children.
A native of Galveston, Dr. Juarez graduated from Galveston Ball High School. He studied at the University of Houston where he earned a degree in biology in 1999 and went on to graduate from the University of Houston College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2003. His first career move was with the TSO Texas City office where he practiced with Dr. Sam Martin. After three years, he purchased the practice from Dr. Martin and became the new owner in June, 2006.
Dr, Juarez says, ‘I enjoy building relationships with my patients in Texas City which is like a small town where you see patients in the grocery store and get to know their families. It’s great seeing their children grow up along with mine and that’s a big reason why I think it’s important to live in the community where you practice.’
Dr. Juarez is a therapeutic optometrist who can diagnose and treat many medical eye care conditions. He stresses the importance of an annual eye exam because many eye diseases are not detectable without a dilated eye exam.
Active in the community, Dr Juarez is a member of Rotary Club in Texas City. With a strong commitment to “Service Above Self” rotary members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.