In January, TSO hosted the First Year Student Meet and Greet for RSO and UHCO students. The students who attend Rosenberg School of Optometry joined TSO doctors at Matamoros Restaurante y Cantina to network with the doctors of TSO, including Dr. Sandra Fortenberry, Dr. Jack Rountree, Dr. Steve Stanfield and Dr. Benny Pena. After dinner Dr. Stanfield shared some of his experiences during optometry school, as well as the benefits of joining the TSO Network and how the business model is unique compared to others in the industry. After the dinner at RSO ended, one student took it upon himself to grab the microphone and express his gratitude to the doctors of TSO for thinking of the students and taking the time to answer questions.
University of Houston College of Optometry students joined TSO Doctors in late January at Cadillac Bar.The students had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Elle Fazlalizadeh, Dr. Marc Gold, Dr. Van Kim Nguyen, Dr. Maxwell Olumba, Dr. Phong Pham, Dr. Michael Reade, and Dr. Bryan Roof about the benefits of being a TSO Member. Dr. Bryan Roof spoke about his familiarity working for optical chains versus working independently.
Toward the end of the events, John Marvin shared with the students that Texas State Optical was established 80 years ago this year. He shared the story of how the doctors purchased the organization in 2001 and its steadfast growth. Both evening’s ended with raffle drawings and a few lucky students walking away with huge smiles and memorable prizes.