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Dr. Shirley Pannapara, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Shirley Pannapara is a compassionate, comforting optometrist treating patients in the Houston and greater Texas areas. She is very hands-on with her patients and takes all of the time she needs to address their concerns. Her patient-focused approach and sense of humor allow her to put her patients at ease while they receive care. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. In order to pursue her medical degree, Dr. Pannapara attended the University of Houston. She was able to earn her doctoral degree and open her practice at the age of 24. She now attends annual continuing education seminars in Houston to keep her practice up-to-date. Patients visiting Dr. Pannapara can receive a full range of optometric care. She is available for general eye consultations and prescription eyeglasses, as well as to provide treatment for eye infections, misalignment, allergic eye problems, cataracts, and macular degeneration. When she is not treating patients, Dr. Pannapara enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three children.

In-network insurances

  • AmeriGroup
  • Amida Care
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of Houston, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1326173345

Office locations

Dr. Shirley Pannapara

8831 Long Point Road, Suite 100

Houston, TX 77055

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My girls love getting their eyes checked with her. I love that she is so patient with them and never rushes through the appointment. Definitely give Dr. P a try.
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She's nice with adults but she doesnt have patience with kids she was getting really mad at my 5 year old daughter because she didn't know or understand what she had to do and my daughter is a really good girlwho knows how to behave. Don't take your kids to this place!
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Loved her made me feel so comfortable and educated me a long the process.
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Dr. Pannapara cares for your eyes and you as a person. Doesn't get any better than this!
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I've been seeing Dr Pannapara for many years. There is none better! I've always found her extremely warm and personable, it's like visiting a good friend. I look forward to my annual appointments with her! She is also very knowledgeable andalways listens to my concerns and answers all my questions, always great advice. I'm a very satisfied patient and wholeheartedly recommend her. Thanks Dr P for always taking such good care of me!
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Very good. She is awesome. Really knows what she is doing. 5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!.
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She was great!
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Amazing
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Dr Pannapara is excellent and very thorough. I have been her patient for many years and would not think of going to anyone else.
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The visit was excellent. The waiting period wasn't very long. The staff was very friendly and also curiosity. I also the interaction between the doctor and my two small kids.
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Love the fact this was NOT a stuffy atmosphere!!! I've been wearing corrective lenses since I was about 8 years old and have never felt the warmth and welcome I feel here. I would highly recommend anyday!!!
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She is very caring & down to earth.. I would recommend her to everyone.. Enjoyed the visit & my daughter did to. She made daughter feel special.
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My doctor was very nice and great with me and I didn't wait long at all, a couple minutes and I was called back, she told me what was wrong with my eyes and picked out frames and it'll be sentoff to have my glasses made. I like how nice she is.
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Wonderful staff and Dr. Pannapara is very personable, kind and caring. Wonderful experience throughout!
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Dr Pannapara was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Almost as soon as I sat down to wait, I was called in to see her. The visit went very quickly and smoothly, and she made sure I was happy with the glasses and contacts o was getting.
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She's awesome went o er and behind for my son .She explained everything well my son and I was blessed to make the decision choosing her
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Dr. Pannapara and her assistant are both so Sweet Ladies. They were both so helpful. I would totally keep coming back
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We enjoyed her so much she was funny and my boys were relaxed and smiling the whole visit we will be returning to her
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She was wondering!
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Dr Pannapara has been my eye doctor for many years and I highly recommend her. She is very personable, as well as professional and knowledgeable. She takes the time to get to know her patients and spends as much time asneeded; you never feel rushed. She always makes sure that you are comfortable and secure in your comfort and choices. She also follows-up on treatment. Her staff is likewise, pleasant and helpful.
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Dr. Pannapara was helpful and kind and so was her staff.
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The doctor has a wonderful personality and the kids really had a great first visit. She puts kids at ease and had a wonderful manner about her. Thanks ladies! Staff very nice and friendly as well.
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So friendly with the kids and really takes her time to give them the best prescription. Lots of patience for the little ones.
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Great with kids, excellent Dr.
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Dr. Pannapara was delightful! She was extremely personable, knowledgeable and thorough. I look forward to future visits with her.
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Very nice to my son. Made him feel comfortable and was able to discover the problem with his eyes quickly.
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I actually had a blast. That was the first time I enjoyed an eye appointment and walked away feeling like I made the right choice.
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She was great very nice and made me feel comfortable. Highly recommend
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It was incredible! She took the time to explain every step. Great service!
More than 1 year ago
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She was very nice and efficient.
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Awesome!
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Absolutely love her!
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She's really great with kids and such a nice doctor.
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Very satisfied with the service!
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Been going to her for years.
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The sweetest doctor I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with.
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Excellent! She's great with kids and adults alike.
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She was amazing. She took h time to help me get over my anxiety and hlped me find the right pair of glasses for me and my budget..
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She made my daughter feel comfortable and even laughed with her.
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She was very professional and super nice! She helped me pick out my frames and I was in and out quickly and hassle free!
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She is a very caring and informative doctor. She helps you through your concerns, should you have any, and takes time to talk. It just feels like you're talking to a really good friend.
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The visit was great! I highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Jimmy needed to see an eye doctor asap and Dr. Pannapara took him in immediately. She was thorough and very kind.
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She was really friendly and took her time to make sure I was taken care of.
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Dr. Panna parameters seen myself and my twins, Lauren and Matthew. She was very good my kids are still talking about how nice she was and can't wait to get back over there for another check up. I've explained to them,you can't return often like that and they said awww! Beautiful, & great spirit. We'll tell everyone about her and her staff that helped us that evening.
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Made the appointments for my kids and liked her so much I decided to make an appointment for myself.
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very fast to be seen..she was very warm and welcoming..very professional.i would highly recommend her
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She is so friendly! I would recommend her to anyone!
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I needed to book an eye appt for my daughters ages 6 and 3. I found Dr.P and decided to give her a try. I was a bit nervous that they wouldn't be able to determine how bad or good mydaughters eyes were. When she first walked into the room she made conversation with my daughters and myself making us all feel comfortable. She tested my oldest daughter first 6 yrs and made it fun to where she didn't even realize she was at eye doctors appt. She was also very playful with my youngest one due to her young age she tested her using common pictures that kids her age could recognize. I would Def recommend Dr. P to anyone who has young children. She was awesome!
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Dr pannapara is really funny and patience.
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