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Qualifications and Experience
"My goal is to help you improve your vision and treat you like family. Come see me soon!" Dr. Kenneth M. Garza, O.D. attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas. Dr. Garza is board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease by the National Board of Examiners. He is licensed to practice optometry in the state of Texas. He is also a certified Optometric Glaucoma Specialist and member of the American Optometric and Texas Optometric Associations. Dr. Garza specializes in pre- and post-operative management of cataract and refractive surgery patients, including LASIK. He fits hard and soft contact lenses, including toric and multifocal lenses. When not in the office, you can find him on a golf course or strumming his guitar. During football season, he roots for his beloved South Carolina Gamecocks. His wife Bita is an optometrist also; his two children, Layla, 5, and Gavin, 3, are not!
Verified Patient Reviews
I have to say, I'm very hard to impress but this physician was everything I've been looking for in an eye doctor (for YEARS). He was thorough, informative, caring, kind and knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. I think I'm just a little shy of being his groupie! The staff were helpful and very professional. I actually enjoyed my visit. Whoever heard of such? Just got my husband to switch all of his records to this office as well. Loved it! Thanks Doc!
I love this office! The Dr and staff are all so very helpful. :)
My first visit was wonderful. No rushing and all of my questions were answered...even the questions I did not know to ask were answered. ;)
I love this office! Dr. Garza and his staff are so thorough. They listen to and address every concern I have. They make sure you know exactly what's going on with your vision health. I drive 45 minutes just to go see him; that should tell you how great he is!
The office staff is very friendly. The doctor is very nice, explains everything. I never feel rushed and I feel like I learned more about my health when I leave.
I really really enjoyed my visit , Dr Garza's eye exam was by far the best I've every had he's concern about overall eye health he looks deep An his explanation of every part of your exam is amazing I learned a great deal .. thanks Dr Garza
A very pleasant and thorough exam. The staff were great too!
Dr. Garza is very pleasant, personable and knowledgeable. My husband and I are both very pleased with the eye care we receive from him.
Very professional and genuine
My wife and I saw Dr. Bita Garza. Very thorough examination and answered all our questions. We'll be returning in the future.
Excellent. Very attentive
Dr Garza is very helpful and does a great job explaining what is going on. His staff is friendly and good to work with. Janet does A great job picking out glasses for you.
Dr. Garza and his staff are super personable and friendly. Every time I'm at their office, I feel like they are all genuinely happy to see me. Cannot recommend them enough!
Very professional and kind people working at this office. Highly recommend their services.
Though he is not the most convenient in distance I feel I am receiving very good care and this is from one who always in the past saw an ophthalmologist. His whole staff are very professional and makes you feel welcomed. I would highly recommend him.
The office staff, technicians and doctor are all very professional and welcoming. I did not wait long to see Dr. Garza and did not feel rushed during our appointment. He answered all my questions, and some I hadn't thought of. I have recommended him to many friends and we are all happy and satisfied with his staff and his service.
The whole office is very friendly & very professional. The doctor showed me highly detailed scans of my eyes, which was extremely interesting. I think their prices on glasses were a bit high, but at least they're convenient to where I live.
First of all, Tammy is the BEST! She takes care of all of my needs when it comes to picking out the right frames and explaining all the details of my benefits so I get the most value from my benefits. It also helps that she is super friendly and makes me enjoy every visit. Dr. Garza is very personable and I enjoy every appointment. He addresses all of my concerns and explains things in a way that I completely understand. I recommend him to any person I encounter who is looking for a new eye doctor.
Extremely professional and more important so easy to talk to and explaining things to me!
Dr. Garza and his staff are awesome! I called prior to my appointment because I had not yet received my insurance card in the mail and the lady on the phone was very polite, patient, and helpful. When I arrived, the staff continued to be very nice and courteous. I had to take my 5 month old with me and when I got into the exam room, she decided she was hungry right before Dr. Garza walked in. He saw that I was giving her a bottle and asked if I needed a few minutes to feed her. He gave me 10 minutes or so and came back to continue the exam with no problem. I thought it was so considerate to give me a minute to take care of my child so that we could continue with the exam without her fussing. During the exam he was very thorough, explained to the fullest degree how to best care for my eyes, and at the end suggested the most affordable option for my contact lenses. He gave me choices between options he recommended and even gave me a trial contact pair so that I can see what works best for me in my day to day life. He also took a minute to keep my daughter entertained while I was putting the contacts lenses in. Very impressed with this office and every staff member I interacted with. I will surely be back.
excellent doctor and office staff.. always a pleasant experience.
Great staff, nice office, fantastic service!!!!
The office was quite busy. The office staff was friendly and kept me updated on exam room availability while I waited for my daughter's eyes to dilate. Overall a pleasant afternoon at the eye doctor's office.
Very happy with my exam. Lovely staff and Dr Garza was great.
Very professional and thorough. I felt very confident with the entire exam.
I did some research before deciding on booking an appointment with Dr. Garza for my husband and myself. He's very laid back, professional, understanding and makes you very comfortable. He keeps it 100, and his staff is just as awesome. He is definitely worth it.
Very Friendly and answered all my questions. Would recommend to friends and family.
Dr. Garza is the best optometrist I have ever had. I'm used to offices where patients are crammed into waiting rooms, not offered an alternative to dilation of the eyes, and doctors with poor bedside manner and little explanation of anything. You won't find that here. I am very happy with my care - I am very nearsighted with astigmatism in both eyes, so sometimes the process of finding the best correction for me can be difficult, but Dr Garza and his staff are very pleasant, thoughtful, thorough, and happy to explain everything fully rather than rush you off. All of the staff, from the front desk to the shop, are very kind and helpful. I've needed significant vision correction since I was a small child, and their care is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Garza took his time and was very informative. He was great.
Dr. Garza and his staff are always pleasant and kind. I will recommend this office to family and friends.
Great visit and great eye doctor.
He's wonderful with adults & children!
Everyone in the office is very friendly. I've recommended Dr. Garza to many friends and co-workers.
Dr. Garza seems very knowledgeable and experienced. He took the time to explain everything. I asked may questions and Dr. Garza did not get frustrated even though my appointment may have taken more time than usual. The staff was very professional and punctual. Overall my experience was excellent.
He was very professional and explained my options clearly (I have a more complicated eye situation). Really enjoyed the visit and feel like I will like the options we discussed.
Dr. Garza did a good job of taking care of my daughter. The only drawback was a very limited selection of frames in the optical shop. Outside of that, we will continue to see Dr. Garza for the eye exams and then just go elsewhere for our glasses.
Everyone was polite & professional . I left thinking I got a good exam
Awesome team as usual! I'm not going anywhere else!
Good, high quality eye Dr with excellent equipment.
He is tremendous. Such a wonderful person and Dr. I am so pleased with my visit.
The front desk was a little awkward. Girls seem somewhat full of themselves, and distracted. But once the actual professions took control of the appointment, all went really well. The doctors assistant was really good and the Doctor himself was also excellent. Worth putting up with the front desk girlies ordeal.
I have never been to any doctor who seems to care as much as Dr. Garza. Very friendly staff. They remember me and my family and ask how we are doing. I would HIGHLY recommend visiting these folks.
He and his staff are great. Other than the air had quit in his office that day everyone was very nice and offered us cold water and had many fans trying there best to keep the office cool. Getting glasses was also a breeze, The young lady that helped was so nice and showed lots of options and was patient while I tried on different frames. We will use him again!
Very Good all around! Attractive office, friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Garza was very thorough and took time to explain things and answer all questions. Will be back!
Dr. Garza and the office staff were friendly and professional.
Loved it!!! He got me seeing again!!
Very personable and informative. Was impressed with his delivery and bedside manner. Very thorough. Office staff was excellent, especially for a Friday afternoon. Dr. Garza is a keeper. Took care of my aging mother and myself all in back to back appointments.
I think Dr. Garza was very nice and he was very knowledgeable. He was able to explain everything in detail and I understood everything he was taking about. His staff was very helpful. I would definitely recommend going to him.
He was personable, easy going and informative!
We had two appointments and although the first started a little late, the second was done early so we were in and out pretty quick. The doc was friendly, professional and honest. Would definitely recommend!
Friendly, cheery office.
He's very nice, but got angry when I said that I would buy my eyeglasses online. His office staff isn't great -- not very polite, always takes a long time to check in.
Staff very pleasant. Dr. Garza very informative and thorough. Didn't try to sell me something I didn't need. He was great.
He was very knowledgeable and he educated me the patient. I would highly recommend this doctor.
Dr. Garza is knowledgeable and his office staff is careing and professional. I don't ever hesitate recommending him.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Garza to friends and family. The staff was competent and friendly and my visit was timely and pleasant.
Very pleasant experience. Fast service and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend him.
I like him , he take the time to explain my problem and don't fell like he was in a rush so he can go to his next patient, thanks much
Excellent physician. Took the time to explain what he found and I didn't feel rushed when asking questions.
He and his staff were wonderful. He listened to my needs/questions and provided great advice. No problems recommending him. Also everything is online (forms, appts etc.), but you can still talk to someone if needed.
He was such a wonderful Dr he made my son who is really shy to speak and smile and he explained his eye problems and my son understood everything I;m making him my family eye dr.Thank you for the recommandtion.
Dr. Garza was very professional and had a wonderful bedside manner. He really took the time to explain what he was doing. My entire family goes to him, and I highly recommend him!
He is fantastic and works very well with our children.
Incredible customer service from every member of the staff. The wait time was only about 10 minutes and was due to a rush of walk in traffic. The staff were very aware of people waiting & were saying things like "we will be right with you" and "Sorry for the delay". I never mind waiting when I've been acknowledged. I would absolutely recommend this practice!
I would highly recommend Dr. Garza. He and his staff were very friendly and helpful. Can't say enough good things about them and their services.
Very informative visit and great office staff.
Very impressed with the entire staff, quality of equipment and level of service. Dr. Garza took the time to answer questions, explain procedures and provide other useful information customized to fit my personal eye care needs.
Dr. Garza and his staff are the best around town. I live in Mid-Cities area but choose to go to Dr. Garza's office from work. He and his staff are very thorough and considerate to me. Everything is explained and understood before I leave his office! Love to go visit them.
Excellent as usual.
The doctor was great but the woman who took care of my son before we saw the doctor was awful. She even asked him if he wanted to be examined without me there (he is 4) and told him that he shouldn't cry because kids younger than him don't cry. My review would be 100% positive for Dr. Garza and the nice lady who helped us pick out glasses but not for his other staff member.
Pretty awesome guy. I like how the office incorporates some new technologies as compared to other OD offices I've been to
Extremely knowledgeable doctor. outstanding bed side manner. I never felt rushed, had all my questions answered and left understanding "my eyes" a whole lot more then when I entered. Highly recommend his services. Up to date technology equipment and procedures.
Very good. He has a nice "bedside manner" with his patients and is very pragmatic about when new glasses are needed. He doesn't encourage new ones just to generate sales which I was impressed by.
I loved it!!! OD Kenneth Garza is very patience, and respectfully professional and the best of all is very fast the service, I recommended this OD if you think that need help for your eyes
Always helpful and great advice!
It was great!!!
Dr. Garza is very good at what he does, nice and professional. His staff were very friendly. I will definitely go back to him and recommend him.
Having recently moved to the area, I took a chance on Dr. Garza's office and love it. He is very personable and his staff is excellent and very helpful.
Dr. Garza is very professional, friendly and communicative. In addition, I found the staff to be very polite and professional as well.
Very knowledgeable and explains everything. Answers all questions.
It was great. I went in for the contact lens fitting exam, and the wait was only about 5-10 minutes or so, and the staffs were very nice and kind. They explained me the each procedure they performed. Dr. Garza also explained my eye condition well in a very patient-friendly language. I definitely recommend him and I did at least to my husband since he'll need to get new glasses soon.
Nice office, nice staff, nice doctor!
he was nice
I really appreciated that he explained what he was doing and what was happening to my eyes. The rest of the staff are very helpful and courteous as well.
The Doctor and his staff, they were very nice and very profesional, I will very likely recommend him to family members and other friends.
Loved the staff and Dr Garza. A great experience and my 6-year-old is excited about her new glasses. RRundell
He and his staff were very cordial and professional.
Dr. Garza and his staff were amazing. I recently moved up here from Huntsville and searched the Internet for a new eye doctor. He had great ratings so I decided to try his office out. Best decision ever! He explained things to me that my eye doctor in Huntsville never did. Highly recommend! Will be sending my son and husband to him as well...
Great visit. Very informative! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again.
Dr. Garza is an excellent Doctor. He is very courteous and professional. I would definitively recommend him. His office is state-of -the-art and his staff is well trained and prompt to help.
Before my daughter's appointment, I had booked it through ZocDocs. The specified time was not available, and Dr. Garza called me back personally to let me know of this. That was refreshing! We only had to shift the appointment time by 30 minutes, and that was absolutely okay. Both of the ladies working in his office were kind, considerate, personable, and very helpful, as well as the doctor himself. Even though we live nearly 40 minutes away, we will definitely be taking our daughter back next time!!