Eye Doctor Rachel Cruz, O.D. Houston TX
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Rachel Cruz, O.D.

Houston TX

Texas State Optical

TSO Northline

4400-B North Freeway, Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 636-5583

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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, 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

Bebe, Coach, DKNY, Gucci, Guess, Harley Davidson, Lacoste, Luxottica, Marchon, Michael Kors, Ray Ban Glasses, Ray Ban Junior, Safilo Elasta, Versace

Languages Spoken


Provider Statement


Dr. Rachel Cruz attended Texas A&M University, earning her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science in 2007. Gig ‘Em!! She went on to earn her doctoral degree from the University of Houston-College of Optometry in 2012, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa-Optometry Honor Society. Go Coogs!


Dr. Cruz knows how important it is to provide patients with the best vision possible and is committed to ensuring the health of all her patients.  She also believes that patient education is essential to health care and enjoys discussing all issues regarding ocular health and well-being.  She also understands that living in the digital age presents unique challenges for our eyes and prides herself on providing a personalized eye care experience tailored to each individual patient’s needs. She and the Northline team are up-to-date on the latest optometric technologies including Opto-map imaging, OCT retinal scanning, digital device lenses, computer progressive options, and blue light protection. Their goal is to ensure optimal ocular health as well as clear and comfortable vision in our ever evolving world.


Dr. Cruz practices full-scope optometry including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and dry eye treatment and management, as well as cataract and LASIK co-management. She also fits soft and hard contact lenses. Dr. Cruz is very passionate about helping people see their best!


Outside of the clinic, she and her husband consider themselves foodies and love exploring all that our amazing city has to offer.  She especially loves spending time with their rescue pups, Neutron and Murphy. Her favorite activities include puppy snuggles and trips to the dog park.


• Texas A&M<br/ >• University of Houston College of Optometry

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating:

Friendly staff, clean office, great optometrist! Definitely recommend visiting this office if you have any eye health needs. Huge selection on frames and contact lenses. Dr. Cruz is an excellent optometrist that caters so well to each patient's needs. The staff is always helpful in person and on the phone as well. -Christa W.

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My grandmother and I came here to get her a new pair of glasses. We were assisted by Julio who was definitely amazing. My grandmother likes to laugh and joke a lot, which she did the entire time that Julio assisted us. He had such a great attitude and sense of humor. ''Put it on, take it off. Put it on, take it off'' is what my grandmother said to him every time he asked her to try on a pair of glasses. (Her n I had just watched Karate Kid the night before, and I guess Jackie Chan telling the Karate Kid to take his jacket off and put it back on got stuck in her head.) LOL nevertheless, she found two beautiful pairs of glasses thanks to Julio. We just picked them up yesterday and Julio had her sit so that he could adjust them to her face. All & all this was a 5-star experience, and I appreciate his time and patience. We will definitely be back here next year, or whenever she is ready! Thanks Joul! :*) -Kaylyn P.

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I was going to another doctor but felt like the staff was just not friendly. This made me very unconfortable because I thought that they were not going to help me. I even felt like the doctor was rushing me out the door and didn't even answer my questions to the point that could understand what was being done. This office staff was Awesome and I do reconend it and the doctor, well she was very helpful and made sure that we were taken care of, THANKS!!! AIRLINE TSO My family loves you all and we are her to stay. -Miguel G.

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Excellent customer service! Friendly staff! Dr. Cruz was personable. -Tracie L. Busby

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I've been going here for years and the staff is always awesome and very professional. -Brittany Medrano

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Rachel Cruz O.D.

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Conveniently located on North Fwy in North Houston, Northline Texas State Optical is open 6 days a week.

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Office hours

Mon: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Tue: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Wed: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Thu: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Fri: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Sat: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Office Phone: (713) 697-2081