Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists in Spring, TX take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because 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.
Meet Our Spring Eye Doctors:
Dr Way was born and raised in Northwest Houston. He attended Klein schools throughout his pre-collegiate education. He later went on to earn his bachelor degree in Biology from the University of St Thomas in downtown Houston. He graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following college, Dr Way earned his Optometric Doctorate at University of Houston College of Optometry. There he excelled in both class and clinic. He graduated fourth in his class and received letters of excellence for his clinical skills during every semester.
Upon graduating, Dr Way founded Spring Klein Vision Center with the mission of providing the most medically advanced eyecare in Houston, and to deliver that care with the personal touch of a small town doctor. Dr Way is licensed to the highest level attainable for optometrists in Texas, and he is one of the first 75 optometrists in Texas to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry. He is certified to treat common eye diseases, including glaucoma and cataracts. Dr Way's chairside manner is thorough and patient. He enjoys discussing and educating patients about their eye health. He has a special interest in treating children of all ages as well as managing complex contact lens fitting, and comanaging cataract and LASIK surgeries.
Aside from his practice, Dr Way has served as an attending doctor for the Univ. of Houston College of Optometry where he assisted in training future optometrists. He occasionally lectures to students and other doctors in the field of successful practice management strategies, and he has lectured and assisted Klein ISD nurses regarding children's vision problems and learning disorders.
To give back to the school district that educated him so well, Dr Way founded a program and continues to work closely with Klein ISD nurses to provide free eyecare and glasses to students who cannot otherwise afford it. This KISD Vision Outreach program provides up to 80 free eye exams and glasses to Klein students each year. Along with the outreach program, Dr Way recently partnered with the Essilor Vision Foundation to orchestrate a multi day event at several Klein elementary schools to provide free eyecare and glasses to over 225 students on campus. As a result of this volunteer work with Klein ISD, Dr Way was among the first 4 recipients of the KISD district wide Friend of Freedom Award.
Dr Way is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In February 2015, Dr. Way received the "Young Optometrist of the Year" Award from the Texas Optometric Association. This award is given to an OD younger than 40 who exhibits significant contributions to the profession on a local, state, and national level. Dr. Way has also served on the board for the Harris County Optometric Society.
Dr Way is very active in local politics and serves as the key optometry contact for TX Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and his friend TX State Rep Patricia Harless and his friend TX State Rep Allen Fletcher.
Dr Way enjoys waterskiing, fishing, hunting, and target/skeet shooting, but he spends most of his free time with his beautiful wife Sharon, his lovely triplet daughters Sydney, Morgan, and Natalie, and his son Aidan. He and his family live in Rosehill, TX (just West of Tomball).
Dr Way and his family are active members of the Faithbridge United Methodist Church in Spring, TX
Dr. Lauren Nelson joined Spring Klein Vision Center in the summer of 2012 after practicing for a year in her hometown of Beaumont, TX. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry where she was top of her class. Prior to optometry school, Dr. Nelson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Nelson enjoys seeing patients of all ages but takes a special interest in helping children see better since she started wearing glasses at a young age. She enjoys the enthusiasm they bring to their visits as well as the challenge they present when they are not always willing to cooperate. Most of all, Dr. Nelson loves to see the confidence that comes with a new pair of glasses and being able to see the world again.
Outside of work, Dr. Nelson loves spending time with her husband Andrew and their two wonderful boys A.J. and Kyle. She has learned to embrace muddy clothes, the seriousness of youth sports, and talking about bodily functions. When she’s not busy being a boy mom, Dr. Nelson is an avid crafter. She has probably tried just about every craft possible with more success at some than others. She is currently into vinyl cutting, sewing, and embroidery but has been known to scrapbook or woodwork a time or two. You won’t find her crafting during the fall, though, because she has to dedicate her time to watching her Aggies on the football field.