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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.

Sydney Conrad

Optometric Assistant


Sydney was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and raised in Katy, Texas. In the past four years she’s taken classes to be a pharmacy technician, worked as a manager at Starbucks and even applied makeup at Sephora. She has been with Texas State Optical since September of 2018. Sydney’s interest in Optometry began when her brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was caught by taking a photo of the back of the eye. Her passions have always been focused on helping others and now she takes great pride in educating others about how important our eyes really are. When she’s not at work you can find her binge watching shows on Netflix and spending time with family on Lake Conroe.

Kaitlyn Bruce

Optometric Assistant


Kaitlyn was born in Conroe, TX., Raised in Atascocita, TX. She is the oldest of three girls. For the past four years Kaitlyn has worked in the fitness industry, but later found she has a passion for helping people with their eye care needs. Kaitlyn believes that being a part of the process that betters someone’s ability to see is a feeling like no other. When not working at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and making memories, going to the gym, and going to the movie theaters!

Jaide Epting

Optometric Assistant

JaideJaide Epting was born in Chicago, Illinois, and bred in Pearland, Texas. She is the oldest of three and an advocate for positive self growth and finding optimism in opportunities. Jaide earned her Bachelor of Science from Prairie View A&M University in 2018, with concentrations in Biology & Chemistry. Her passions have always been in public service and she takes pride in educating others about eye care with her team. Road trips to the Comal River in the summertime are her favorite. In her spare time you can catch her dancing to the music & laughing at her own jokes!