Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Orange Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Orange.
Our Eye Doctors
Eye care professionals, or optometrists, specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. The eye doctors at Orange Family Eye Care know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists in Orange, 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, our eye doctors encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Vincent Lam
Dr. Vincent Lam was born in Houston, Texas. He is a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist certified to treat and manage eye health, eye diseases, and eye injuries. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2005. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry
in 2009. While at the University of Houston College of Optometry, he also received specialized training in ocular pathology, managing refractive and ocular surgery, contact lenses and full scope primary optometric care in a private practice. With an interest in research, Dr. Lam presented vision research at the Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology in 2006. He was also a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, an international optometric honor society, the Student Texas Optometric Association, and the Student American Optometric Association. In his free time, Dr. Lam enjoys sports, the outdoors and staying active.
Dr. Essence Robinson
Dr. Essence Robinson has recently joined our practice as an associate optometrist. Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She also received a bachelors of science in Vision Science at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Elkins Park/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she also was inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, completed her optometric training and received her Doctorate of Optometry. After optometry school, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she completed a 13-month residency in ocular disease under the direction of Dr. Paul Ajamian.
Dr. Robinson is a therapeutic optometrist, fully trained in all aspects of general and medical optometry. Her favorite part of practicing is being greeted by friendly faces every morning and meeting new people everyday. The job stays exciting for her, as no two days are ever the same. Dr. Robinson brings a “million-watt smile” to the office everyday and provides excellent personalized eye care for all of her patients. When not at work, she enjoys traveling with family and friends. She is an active member of her community, her church and her sorority- Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc.
Dr. Erin Keeney
Dr. Erin Keeney is a native Southeast Texan, born and raised in Port Neches. She is a licensed therapeutic optometrist with training in pediatrics, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Dr. Keeney began her educational career at Lamar University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2007; she received her graduate degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
There she was a member of multiple student organizations including Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, Student Texas Optometric Association, and Student American Optometric Association. She also participated in volunteer work for Special Olympics athletes. Outside the office, Dr. Keeney enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with family.
Dr. Charlene Franklin
Dr. Charlene Franklin has provided optometric care for patients in Texas for over 20 years. She graduated magna cum la laude with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry.
Dr. Franklin practices general optometry and specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses and treatment of eye diseases. She enjoys optometry most because of all the interesting people she meets and also solving their vision issues. When Dr. Franklin is not practicing optometry she enjoys outdoor sports.
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.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Greeting you at the front desk with a smile!
It’s exciting to be a key part of a progressive, leading edge practice. It’s one of my jobs though to make sure that you’re comfortable being here and feel welcomed. We know the technology can be overwhelming for some patients. If you have any suggestions to help us reach our goal of – ‘patients first – always!’ – please let me know!
Our dispensary staff are highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. They also take care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and if you have any questions or concerns our staff will be delighted to address them as meticulously as possible.
Some tests are done at our office before you see the doctor. These are designed to give the doctor some important information to help him/her better understand the condition of your eyes and vision. Our well trained clinic staff is responsible for this aspect of your examination called pretesting. They are also responsible for guiding you through some tests the doctor may feel are necessary after the examination such as visual field testing, digital retinal photographs and contact lens instruction.
Ava is able to help our patients in many different ways. She is here to help with insurance questions and questions about your eyewear. You may even see her at the reception desk. The high tech equipment that we have that we run for certain diseases is also run by Ava. Her experience over the years can help answer many questions you all may have about many topics!