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Our Eye Doctor

TSO Custer Creek professionals specialize in the understanding of the human eye. Many diseases that affect your vision do not have obvious symptoms. Your Richardson eye doctor, Valenta Carter, knows how age and risk factors affect your vision over time.

Meet Your Richardson Eye Doctor:

Dr. Carter takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, listen to your eyecare needs, and describe the best options to enhance your vision. Maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership. We encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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Valenta Carter, O.D.

Valenta Carter, a native of Temple, Texas, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University-San Marcos with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following Texas State, Dr. Carter attended University of Houston College of Optometry where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry.

During her collegiate training, Dr. Carter participated in hands-on internships that specialized in ocular pathologies. She provided ocular care to Cherokee and Pueblo Native Americans at Northeastern State University College of Optometry satellite health clinics in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and at the Santa Fe Indian Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

After providing eye care with several premium health care professionals around Texas, Dr. Carter is excited to open her own practice and join the TSO network. “I will continue providing patients with premium vision care through the use of the latest cutting-edge technology that allows for precise prescriptions and high-quality lenses”, Dr. Carter said.

Dr. Carter is licensed by the Texas Optometry Board as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometic Glaucoma Specialist. She is also board certified by the American Board of Optometry. She specializes in comprehensive ocular examinations, contact lens evaluations, diabetic ocular health assessments, co-manages refractive and cataract surgeries, and diagnose and treat various ocular pathologies.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and the National Optometric Association. She cherish building relationships in her local community and is a proud graduate of Leadership Richardson Class XXXV.

Dr. Carter is committed to providing customized care for each patient because maximizing their vision is paramount to her.

“To be that person, who can help provide visual clarity, and perhaps envision all the possibilities of the world, is a gift I truly enjoy sharing,” Dr. Carter said.

Meet Your Richardson Eye Care Team:

Our exceptional Richardson eye care staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about providing the best vision care for each and every patient.



Ophthalmic Technician

Shade is a certified Paraoptometric with 6 years of experience in eye health. She stumbled into the field expecting it to be a part-time job. What she did not expect was to discover her passion. With a background in healthcare, she has always loved helping others. Eye care is no exception! Shade will complete the necessary testing to prepare you to see the doctor and she will help you select eyewear to fit your personal lifestyle. When not at work, Shade enjoys running after her toddler, reading, drawing, and listening to live music.

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