Eye Doctor James Mikkelsen, OD Pasadena TX

James Mikkelsen, OD

Pasadena TX

Texas State Optical

TSO Southmore

825 East Southmore Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77502
(713) 489-8340

Vision Care

Astigmatism, Contact Lens, Dry Eye, Eyeglasses, Geriatric Care, Lazy Eye (Amblyopia), Macular Degeneration, Myopia (Nearsightedness), 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, MES Vision, Medicare, 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

Don't see your insurance? Call us (713) 489-8340

Fashion Brands

Bebe, Converse, Guess, Haggar, Harley Davidson, Luxottica, Marchon, Nike, Ray Ban Glasses, Versace

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Provider Statement

Dr. James L. Mikkelsen, O.D. is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University as well as the University Of Houston College Of Optometry where he earned a Doctor of Optometry degree. He practices full-scope primary eye care including: basic Eye Examinations, complex Contact Lens Fitting, Pediatric Vision Care, diagnosis and treatment of most medical eye problems, and Co-management of LASIK and Cataract Surgery.

Dr. Mikkelsen is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and has been affiliated with Texas State Optical since 1988. He has been in the Optometry Field for over 35 years. He enjoys seeing the whole family, from children to grandparents at their eye care appointments. He especially enjoys teaching patients about their eye conditions so they might better understand how their visual system works. He is a member of the Texas Optometric Association. Dr. Mikkelsen’s interests were always in the fields of Science and Health, which made Optometry a perfect fit! His professional interests include Contact Lenses as well as binocular vision anomalies.

Dr. Mikkelsen was raised in Southern California and came to Texas as soon as he could. He came to Houston for graduate work in Microbiology/Virology at the University of Houston. Outside of work, Dr. Mikkelsen thoroughly enjoys traveling, visiting new sites around the country as well as overseas!

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating:

Dr. Mikkelsen work and dedication to his patients is always outstanding very patient and understanding i dont know what im going to do if he decides to finally retire since hes always have got my prescriptions right.. also the staff very friendly Ella very patient explaining the different choices in lenses... -PPandita3406

by https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/1174...

Overall Rating:

Great friendly staff. Been getting glasses/contacts for years and by far one of my better experiences. Will definitely be back. -Stacy McLeod

by https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/1152...

Overall Rating:

-Jennifer Gonzales

by https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/1165...

Overall Rating:

Roxanna was a rockstar! She spent an hour with me trying on all sorts of frames. She truly loves her job and was a delight. The doctor was the same way. Great place. -Amanda L. Miller

by https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/1020...

Overall Rating:

Awesome Service. Awesome Doc Mr. Mckelssen I believe... and Mr Daniel the manager I think. . Have AMAZING service . Also the receptionist was able to take me in at the last minute THANK YOU AGAIN . If CORP IS READING THESE REVIEWS. PLEASE SHOW THIS STAFF SOME LOVE THEY REPRESENT TSO SO AMAZINGLY!! THANK YOU FOR HAVING SUCH A WONDERFUL STAFF. WILL DEFINITELY BE COMING HERE FROM NOW ON. SIDENOTE FOR CONSUMERS : Just make sure you're patient with the wait time for your glasses to come in. Mine took 3weeks but because of insurance (BlueCross)Not the fault of anyone. -Linda Chavez

by https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/1029...

James Mikkelsen OD

Available Exams


Call about last
minute openings

Conveniently located on Southmore Ave. between Witter and Center Streets, the Southmore Texas State Optical in Pasadena is open 6 days a week.

Virtual Office Tour

Office hours

Mon: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Tue: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Wed: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Thu: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Fri: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sat: 08:30 am to 04:00 pm
Office Phone: (713) 473-2020