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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. New Braunfels 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.

Meet Your Local TSO Veramendi Eye Doctor:

Our New Braunfels optometrist takes 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.


Leigha Nielsen, O.D., FCOVD

Dr. Leigha M. Nielsen graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She also holds degrees in Biology and Business Management. During the course of her studies, she participated in research focusing on keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease, which was presented at the Associates for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

Her professional memberships include the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Bexar County Optometric District Society. Dr. Nielsen practices full-scope Optometry and works with patients of all ages, specializing in standard and specialty contact lens fittings, minor ocular surgeries, diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia, anterior segment pathologies, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal pathologies. She also handles a great deal of refractive corrective surgery co-management and cataract surgery co-management.

A strong believer in community and family, Dr. Nielsen plays an active role in the city of Schertz where she owns and practices at Texas State Optical, and is excited to take that same approach to her new location in New Braunfels. This location will more than ever highlight the importance of caring for the eyes of the entire family with specific pediatric care designed to provide children with comprehensive testing and therapy to give them every advantage in life.

Children having that ability to confidently go to school and learn without the struggles and disadvantages vision related problems can incur is why she has relocated her full-service vision therapy clinic, Nielsen Vision Development Center, to be housed at Texas State Optical – Oak Run. By providing every option to parents and their families under one roof, we can ensure that no half measures are taken when treating a child’s vision.

Dr. Nielsen will always take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, go over 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.

It is her pleasure to welcome you into our practice here at Oak Run.

Jennifer Blaschke, O.D.

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Dr. Jennifer Blaschke is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. She has earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M in College Station.

Dr. Blaschke has received extensive training in the treatment and management of ocular disease, foreign body removal, contact lens fitting, and co-management of refractive and cataract surgery.

Her professional memberships include the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Meet Your Local New Braunfels Eye Care Staff:

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Queta - Office Manager

Employee pics quetaQueta has been in the optical business over ten years and brings a wealth of knowledge and innovation to our practices. She is ABO certified and loves every aspect of the field, especially the optical. Her expertise and passion is in growing and cultivating the perfect team to help our patients find eye care that will improve on each aspect of their lives.

Queta is a mother of two young ladies age 13 and 11 and when she is not at work she enjoys spending time with them and doing fun activities like bowling or watching movies.

Erica - Admin Team Lead

Employee photos, Erica L.Meet Erica! First introduced at our previous Vision Therapy clinic in Selma, Erica has grown with our practice and has continued to bring our company values to our patients. With over two years of experience in both our Vision Therapy clinic and Texas State Optical, she brings the resources needed to provide quality family eye care.

Erica resides in the San Antonio area and has a 13 year old daughter she spends her free time with. Other activities she is involved in include painting, cooking and reading books.

If you haven't had the opportunity to meet her yet, she will be happy to welcome you to our office where you will feel right at home.

Erica - Vision Therapist

Employee pics ericaI was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In May 2014 the opportunity to become a Vision Therapist opened up. Looking forward to a change of scenery and new career I moved to San Antonio and began working Dr. Nielsen’s Texas State Optical and her Nielsen Vision Development Center (NVDC). I have since completed several courses including the OEPF Curriculum. I absolutely love working with my kids/patients and their families. This is a rewarding field both for myself and all those who go through the program.

When home I like to spend my time outdoors, keeping busy with various art projects, as well as tending to a spoiled cat and one wonderful dog. I also love spending time with my family, watching movies, reading and listening to music.

Deana - Vision Therapist

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Meet Deana! New to the field of Vision Therapy, she came to our office with a passion for what we do and has found her calling in helping our kiddos succeed in life.

As a resident of the New Braunfels area, her and her husband have two children and two dogs which they spend most of their free time with. If you haven't had a chance to meet her, make sure to say hello next time you're in as she is sure to put a smile on your face!

Courtney- Optometric Technician

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Brook - Optician

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Michael - Managing Director

employee pics michaelMichael has worked with Dr. Nielsen for over three years, helping manage all aspects of her businesses and acting as her representative for the company. With over 11 years of experience as a personal and executive assistant, Michael brings structure and organization to each practice, allowing the doctors to focus on providing excellent patient care for you and your family. While currently spending the majority of his time in our new Veramendi location, he can also be found at Dr. Nielsen's Texas State Optical in Schertz where we continue to bring multi-generational family eye care to our neighboring community.

Michael and his wife have two dogs, a labrador and maltese, and have recently built a house in New Braunfels where they are happy to call home. When scheduling free time, he and his wife love traveling, exploring different cultures and foods, and meeting new people.

TSO Veramendi

1928 State Hwy 46 W., #110
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Wednesday the 30th we will be closing at 5:00 as we celebrate our 2-Year anniversary with our team! Come by the next day on the 1st starting at 10:00 for a sweet treat and let us say thanks for having us in this great community!