Serving patients in Palestine, Rusk and Crockett.

Dr. JayAnna Byrd grew up in Rusk, Texas. After graduating as valedictorian from Rusk High School, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston. She then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where she graduated in the top 5% of her class with highest honors, summa cum laude. Dr Byrd was elected by the Dean to serve on the Academic Committee during her last two years, was awarded Letters of Clinical Excellence while in her training, and received a national contact lens award during her final year. She was voted by her peers as "most likely to break the test curve."

In addition to rotating through multiple comprehensive family practice, specialty pediatric, contact lens, and ocular disease clinics, she was chosen to rotate through sub-specialty clinics. Dr. Byrd took part in caring for patients inside Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Service, a clinic dedicated to post-stroke patients and those with traumatic brain injuries. She also conducted dry eye exams in the state-of-the-art Dry Eye Center in Houston.

Dr. Byrd is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. She is thrilled to be practicing in her native East Texas community. She performs thorough comprehensive medical eye exams for all ages, diagnoses and treats glaucoma, as well as other ocular diseases. Dr. Byrd does diabetic exams, fits contact lenses, provides low vision rehabilitation, and co-manages numerous surgeries with Dr. Gold.

Dr. Byrd lives in Palestine with her husband, Caleb, also a native East Texan, and her golden retriever. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, shooting sports, camping, and church.  

SERVICES INCLUDE

Thorough medical exams for all ages
Cutting edge, state of the art equipment to help detect vision problems before vision loss
Diagnoses and treatments for glaucoma
Special testing (VF, Corneal Topography, OCT)