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Our Staff

The exceptionally, friendly staff at Texas State Optical is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our eye care receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

Olivia Petersen

Contact Lens Specialist, Lead Optometric Doctor's Assistant

OliviaOlivia 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

Optometric Doctor's Assistant

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.