Eye Doctor Maria Courson, OD Houston TX
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Maria Courson, OD

Houston TX

Texas State Optical

TSO Museum District

4850 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 597-2824

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Vision Care

Astigmatism, Cataracts, Contact Lens, Diabetic Care, Dry Eye, Eyeglasses, Geriatric Care, Glaucoma Care, Lasik, Lazy Eye (Amblyopia), Macular Degeneration, 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, MES Vision, Medicare, Molina Healthcare of Texas, Multiplan, National Vision Administrators-NVA, Opticare, PHCS, Principal Financial Group, Spectera-OptumHealth, Superior Vision, UMR, Vision Care Plan-VCP or Compbenefits, Vision Service Plan-VSP, Wellcare

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Fashion Brands

Airlock, Coach, Etnia, Haggar, Juicy Couture, Lafont, Luxottica, Marchon, Prada, Ray Ban Glasses, Safilo Elasta, Valentino, Versace

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Provider Statement

Dr. Maria Courson was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Orange, Texas along with four brothers. Until college, Dr. Courson was homeschooled by her mother, moving forward to attend McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA and ultimately University of Houston College of Optometry.

Dr. Courson is a licensed Glaucoma Specialist and Therapeutic Optometrist. A family friendly career and helping people in all realms of life is why Dr. Courson chose Optometry as her field of choice. She specializes in treatment of Glaucoma, red eyes, dry eye disease, binocular vision disorders (amblyopia, strabismus, etc), rigid gas permeable, scleral contact lens fits and pediatric examinations as early as three months old. Dr. Courson also prescribes lenses to correct astigmatism, myopia, and presbyopia and manage cataract, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

In her spare time, you might see Dr. Courson at the movie theatre! She loves festivals, gardening, cooking and baking, going to church, singing, home improvements, going to the firing range, traveling and mostly spending time with her husband. Dr. Courson is mainly fluent in English but can also get through an eye exam in Spanish! Her professional interests include surgical approaches, using amniotic membrane, punctual plugs and foreign body removal to improve corneal disorders, eye comfort and visual blur. She enjoys medical research and keeping up with current articles about Optometric management and eye disease.


McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA and University of Houston College of Optometry

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating:

I always come here to get my lenses put in my glasses. I'm obsessed with changing up my frames and I came to get my lenses changed and new contacts as well. I got new contacts and the prescription was too strong and they still allowed me to come back months later to get checked out for a new set. The staff is super friendly and they don't try to ever over sell you like other places do. Great spot in midtown and will definitely continue coming here to fulfill my vision impaired lifestyle haha. -Bailey M.

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There are not enough superlatives for the people in this office! Chelsea knew exactly what frames fit my style. I ended up with 4 new pair. This is my new favorite place! Awesome, Amazing, Kind!!!! -Juyne S.

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The staff and doctors here are super friendly and professional. I always feel well taken care of and they are quick and thorough. The optometrist made sure to explain everything about my results and what was going on with my eyes. -Chelsea D.

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The staff is very friendly! If you're in need of an eye exam/contacts/glasses, you should definitely go visit these folks! -John D.

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My experience here was absolutely enjoyable. I get nervous having to select a new pair of glasses because depending on my insurance you have to wait 1-2 years before they will cover a new pair, so you are stuck with them. I was assisted by Denise from the moment I walked into the store. We went through almost every brand trying on various frames of different sizes, shapes, and experimenting with color. I was torn between a pair I really liked and another pair she selected that were stylish but similar to the pair I currently owned. Being the indecisive individual I can be I chose both. A more laid back, grey, frame and a black with gold embellishment that she found for me. I love both! I received one pair the next day and the other I will receive in 3-5 business days! -Starla W.

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Maria Courson OD

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Conveniently located at 4850 Main Street easily accessed by turning right on Main St off of the Main Street exit of the Southwest Freeway. Museum District Texas State Optical is open 6 days a week.

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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) 523-5109