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Our Team

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Welcome to the Texas State Optical eye doctors and eye care staff page! Our optical team is dedicated to providing quality eye care to the people of Texas. We pride ourselves on being professional and knowledgeable, and we are committed to working with patients of all ages to ensure that their eye health is properly taken care of. Whether you need a routine eye exam or have a more serious eye condition that requires attention, our experienced eye doctors are here to help. Our eye care staff is friendly and welcoming, and we strive to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease during their visit. Thank you for choosing Texas State Optical for your eye care needs.

Dr. Linh Yee-Young

Optometrist

Dr. Linh Yee-Young was originally born in Denver, Colorado, but grew up in the north Houston area. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. Dr. Young received her Doctor of Optometry degree with Beta Sigma Kappa honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2001. She is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. 
Dr. Negin Akbarin

Optometrist

Dr. Negin Akbarin is a native of Potomac, Maryland who relocated to Houston, Texas in 2009. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston where she received a baccalaureate degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. Realizing that she had a stronger interest for healthcare rather than law, Dr. Akbarin continued her studies to obtain her doctorate degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry. 
Marrissa Villarreal, ABOC

Office Manager/Optician

Fun Fact: As a huge Harry Potter fan, she named her dog "Dobby" and her cat "Hagrid".
Diana Cozart

Optician

Fun Fact: She took her first plane ride ever in January 2024.
Taylor Bouffard

Patient Care Coordinator

Fun Fact: She minored in Geology because she loves rocks.
Makenzie Smartt

Optometric Technician

Fun Fact: In a few short years, we will be calling her Dr. Smartt as she will begin Optometry school in NYC this fall.
Anna Laskowski

Optometric Technician

She has visited the biggest underground church in the world located in Poland.
Tim Tran

Optometric Technician

He enjoys feeding squirrels during the winter.