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The eye care experts at Texas State Optical Magnolia fully understand how the human eye really works, as well as disorders and challenges that impact your vision-which often doesn’t have clear signs. Optometrists are aware that risk factors and age affect vision for those of all ages, and they comprehend the plusses and minuses of corrective lenses, whether as eyeglass lenses or contact lenses.

Your Magnolia optometrists will patiently review the results of your eye exam, lay out your choices, and hear your eye care needs. Please don’t hesitate to ask any and all questions, and share your vital health history with us. This is part of an ongoing partnership whose goal is to maintain your eye health while monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Your Magnolia, TX Eye Doctors:

Dr. Christy Y. Jew

Therapeutic Optometrist 

CJ TSO pic (2021)Dr. Christy Jew is a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist who practices in Magnolia, Texas.  Dr. Jew was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics.  She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.  While in optometry school, Dr. Jew served as a teaching assistant and received several letters of excellence for her clinical performance.  She completed her externships in the greater Houston area, and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Jew has experience in diagnosing and managing a large variety of eye conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.  She also co-manages cataract surgery,  LASIK, and PRK.  Dr. Jew enjoys volunteering at non-profit eye clinics in the Houston area and has worked as an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry.

In 2010, Dr. Jew was able to pursue her dream of opening her own private optometry practice, Texas State Optical Magnolia.  She is passionate about getting to know the patients in her practice and being active in the Magnolia community.  When you make an appointment at her office, you will enjoy an environment that allows you to feel comfortable and confident that you are entrusting your eye care in doctors who are committed to providing their patients with the most professional and comprehensive eye care available today.

Dr. Jew and her staff work to earn your trust through investment in the latest eye care technology, continuing medical education for both staff and doctors, cutting edge eyecare technology, exclusive designer eyeglass frames, and a large selection of premium optical lenses and contact lenses.

riley2Macie Mae picfritz and happyWhile not working at the office, Dr. Jew enjoys working on various crafts, volunteering with and fostering dogs for a local rescue group in Magnolia, as well as spending time with her own adopted four-legged children!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  - Jeremiah 29:11

Meet Your Magnolia, TX Eye Care Team:

Meredith McPhail

Meredith McPhail

Optometric Doctor's Assistant

Meredith was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas. She is a recent graduate of The University of Houston with the class of Spring ’22. She plans on continuing her education to become an optometrist herself at The University of Houston’s Optometry School. Meredith previously was Nanny, in Austin, to two young children. She has a rescue dog named Archie that she loves spending time with. Meredith frequently babysits her two nieces, Rosalyn and Emma. She spends her free time reading, taking her dog to the dog park, and spending time with family. Meredith has been with Texas State Optical Magnolia since June 2022!

Hannah Durand

Hannah Durand


Hannah was born and raised in the Boston area. She moved to Texas in 2019 to be closer to her sister. When not at work Hannah enjoys spending her time with her niece and nephew or her two cats Fenway and Orbit. She loves cooking and interior design.  Previously Hannah has worked at a few restaurants around the Woodlands, but prior to moving to Texas did work in the optical field.  She is very passionate about helping others and is excited to expand her optical knowledge.

Olivia Petersen

Olivia Petersen

Contact Lens Specialist, Lead Optometric Doctor's Assistant

Olivia was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is currently pursuing her career of becoming a pediatric nurse by starting off with taking classes at Lone Star College.  Her passions include helping others and working with kids.  She first realized she wanted to work with kids when she started volunteering for VBS at her church.  Olivia likes to spend her free time shopping or being with family and friends.  She also enjoys playing outside with her dog, Ryleigh.  She was previously your local server at Locatelli’s and is now taking a leap to explore healthcare to follow through with her passion of helping others.  She has been with Texas State Optical since February 2021 and is excited to see where the journey takes her!

Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner

Patient Care Coordinator

Jessica was born in Toms River, NJ and raised in Lords Valley, PA.  She has always had a passion for helping others and caring for her family. When she is not in the office, Jessica enjoys cooking, baking, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her husband and two children. She is involved in her church and volunteers with the children’s program and media. She plans to continue her training to become a certified optician.