Dr. Sara Brown is a native of southern Indiana. She graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry, a minor in Spanish and Psychology, and thereafter, a Doctorate of Optometry. She was valedictorian of her graduating optometry class, and spent part of her clinical rotations at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. After graduating from optometry school, she completed a residency at the University of Houston College of Optometry with a specialty in Cornea and Contact Lenses.
Following her residency, she spent several years as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UH College of Optometry. She also spent time working for ophthalmology practices that specialize in cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr. Brown is a Fellow of The American Academy of Optometry, which means she is recognized by her colleagues as a knowledgeable and experienced professional who has met high standards of professional competence in a broad range of issues related to eye care.
At Family Vision Solutions, Dr. Brown performs comprehensive eye examinations and evaluations for cataracts, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, glaucoma and many other ocular conditions. She also treats minor eye injuries and infections and fits both simple and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and their dog, Rocket.
Dr. Karen Ebling received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Karen joined the practice in 2000 when it was under the name Ebling Eye Care. She is the recipient of several awards including the Vistakon Award of Excellence in patient care. Previously part of a successful ophthalmology practice, Dr. Karen has extensive experience in ocular pathology and pre and post-surgical eye care.
Additionally, Dr. Karen served as Associate Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry from 2000-2009. As a busy mother of three, she currently sees patients part-time with a concentration on comprehensive routine and medical eye care.
Aside from his career in the United States Navy, Dr. Charrier has lived in southeast Texas his whole life. He holds two bachelors degrees in Music and Biology and earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston. He is a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies section of the American Academy of Optometry, an earned distinction held by less than 1% of optometrists in the United States. As a naval officer, Dr. Charrier served as Director of the Specialty Contact Lens Clinic at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. While there, he served military members and their families in comprehensive and medical eye care as well as fit medically necessary contact lenses on patients with eye disease or trauma from the battlefield. Dr. Charrier’s experience in specialty contact lens fitting is truly impressive.
During his time at the Naval Hospital, his success in treating highly complex patients caused his patient base to expand over nine states and the south pacific. In his time at the Naval hospital, Dr. Charrier routinely treated patients suffering from war injuries, traumatic brain injuries and corneal diseases. Furthermore, he served as an optometrist to our nation’s elite warfighters and pilots including SEALS and the famous Blue Angels. In his career, Dr. Charrier has treated thousands of complicated patients and continues to have one of the largest specialty contact lens practices in the country. Since leaving the Navy, Dr. Charrier has become an important referral source for Houston area optometrists and ophthalmologists in helping complicated patients see clearly and comfortably.
Additionally, Dr. Charrier served as faculty to the ophthalmology department providing lectures on optics and contact lenses as well as clinical rotations for the residents. Dr. Charrier was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his work with the residents. He served as a voting member of the Naval Medical Center’s Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and was selected as Division Officer for the Optometry Department.
Dr. Charrier has obtained Fellowship status in the American Academy of Optometry and has held Associate Professor positions in optometry at Southern California College of Optometry, Pacific University, and currently at the University of Houston College of Optometry. As such, it is common to see residents and interns training at the practice with Dr. Charrier. Professional Associations & Memberships
- American Academy of Optometry
- American Optometric Association
- Armed Forces Optometric Society
- Texas Optometry Association