Eye Doctor Danielle Richardson, OD Houston TX
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Danielle Richardson, OD

Houston TX

Texas State Optical

TSO Downtown

805 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 659-0292

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Vision Care

Astigmatism, Cataracts, Contact Lens, Dry Eye, Eyeglasses, Lasik, Myopia (Nearsightedness), Pediatric Care, Presbyopia (Blurry far or close)

Insurance Accepted

Advantica, Aetna, Always Care/First Look Vision, Avesis, Benefit Planners, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boon Chapman, Cigna, CompBenefits, EyeMed, Great West, Humana, Molina Healthcare of Texas, Multiplan, National Vision Administrators-NVA, Opticare, PHCS, Principal Financial Group, Spectera-OptumHealth, Superior Vision, UMR, United Healthcare, Vision Care Plan-VCP or Compbenefits, Vision Service Plan-VSP, Wellcare

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Fashion Brands

Coach, Ernest Hemingway, Gucci, Luxottica, Marchon, Safilo Team

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Provider Statement

Dr. Richardson is from Indianapolis, Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN. She began her optometric career practicing in Manhattan, New York City but relocated to Houston where her significant other works for a technology company. She is a resident of the Downtown neighborhood and frequently walks to work although her patients tell her: walking is for NYC, Texans drive!

Dr. Richardson understands living in the digital age presents unique challenges for our eyes. Vision encompasses more than just a prescription and Dr. Richardson spends time understanding your personal visual demands. She treats patients as individuals and provides a personalized eye care experience tailored to their needs. She knows firsthand how an evolving world requires evolving eye care. Her patient treatment arsenal includes the latest optometric technologies including digital device lenses, computer progressive options, and blue light protection to ensure comfortable and clear vision even after staring at screens all day.

Dr. Richardson has been in the optometric field for 5 years and specializes in Therapeutic Optometry, LASIK surgery co-management, and contact lenses. Dr. Richardson’s professional interests include Digital Eye Strain, Dry Eye Disease, and learning about the latest contact and spectacle lens developments. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, a member of the Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and National Optometric Association.

Outside of the office, Dr. Richardson is a yoga instructor who thoroughly enjoys practicing and teaching yoga for both private and corporate clients. As a former Indiana University cheerleader, Dr. Richardson is a die-hard Hoosier. She enjoys watching IU sports, especially the IU Cheer Program as they recently captured their 5th National Championship in six years. Dr. Richardson’s other interests include yoga retreats, documentaries, museums, traveling, and living a conscious + sustainable lifestyle.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University --- Doctor of Optometry, Indiana University

Patient Reviews

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Dr. Richardson was amazing. She was so sweet and very thorough. She explained everything very well and discussed all my options with me. She wanted to make sure I was comfortable and understood all my options! Would recommend! -Carly S.

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Super professional and friendly staff. Very low pressure environment - much more laid back than other places I've gone. Dr. Richardson is very nice and patient, and she explains things with just enough detail to be useful but not so much as to be overwhelming. Admittedly, the best way to get here is by train or bus, and this place is very accessible by transit, walking, and biking. But the experience is worth the effort to find parking if you have to drive. Just do a little research on downtown parking before making the trip out. -Ian H.

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Dr. Richardson was more than professional, great customer service and was quite quick too with lots of knowledge. I truly recommend her. -Elizabeth Shaunt'e

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Dr. Richardson and all of the staff at this TSO location were great! -Cara A.

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My vision has, historically, never been fully correctable. i have always been 20/25 to 20/30 with glasses. Dr Richardson correct my eyes to 20/20, for the first time in my life. -Jonathan H.

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Call for Appointments

(713) 659-0292

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TSO Downtown Houston, the offices of Dr. Van Nguyen and Dr. Danielle Richardson is conveniently located at 805 Walker St. (corner of Walker and Milam). Texas State Optical Downtown is open 6 days a week.

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Office hours

Mon: 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Tue: 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Wed: 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Thu: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Fri: 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Sat: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Office Phone: (713) 654-0042