Vision Quest Drives Practice Success from the Inside-Out

The 2012 Vision Quest conference in Scottsdale, Arizona was an opportunity for learning by sharing practice experiences for the Doctors and Staff of Texas State Optical. From structured education to casual conversations at The Phoenician Resort, the Doctors and Staff of TSO, exhibitors, sponsors and guests spent four days renewing old friendships and making new ones.

The conference focused on one topic: Inside Out, It Begins with Me. The Inside Out conference focus was geared towards building the success of each TSO Network Office from the inside out through staff training, customer service, advantages of prescribing for success and understanding personalities in the workplace. It was during this time that all in attendance were reminded that exchanging information and experiences is great way to improve practice operations and deliver complete patient satisfaction.

“Many thanks to all who attended Vision Quest this year. The resort, food and amenities were terrific. We felt quite pampered and spoiled. Thanks to all the exhibitors for their support as well.” – Dr. James Mikkelsen



The TSO Platinum Practice Award recognizes those office teams that each year provides quality eye care to families in their community. During Vision Quest, three offices earned the designation Premium Practice and received the award shown above.

All Platinum Practice Award recipients demonstrate personal growth as a team, strong management leadership, persistence to provide the highest quality eye care and an annual gross revenue of one million dollars or more.

Most important and valuable is their willingness to share their experiences and what they have learned with other TSO Network members. This distinction is what makes the TSO Network unique and attractive to independent optometrists looking for affiliation with an optometric organization.

Congratulations to Dr. Stanley Cavett, Dr. Mario Barrera and Dr. Jon House!


Largest Volume Sales – First Place
Dr. Brian Blount
Dr. Leigh Kimball
Beaumont, TX

Largest Percentage Increase – First Place
Dr. Reid Robertson
Dr. Hina Robertson
Allen, TX

Largest Dollar Increase – First Place
Dr. Heidi Doucet
Orange, TX

Largest Volume Sales – Second Place
Dr. Harry Scott
Temple, TX

Largest Percentage Increase – Second Place
Dr. Christy Jew
Magnolia, TX

Largest Dollar Increase – Second Place
Dr. Jon House
Bryan, TX

Largest Volume Sales – Third Place
Dr. Douglas Clark
Austin, TX

Largest Percentage Increase – Third Place
Dr. Beth Anderson
Wylie, TX

Largest Dollar Increase – Third Place
Dr. Beth Anderson
Wylie, TX