Not only business partners, Dr. Brett and Dr. Ryann are brothers in a family-oriented Katy Proud business — Grand Vision Center. They were raised with three additional brothers by hard working, middle class parents and appreciate their roots. Both are graduates of University of Houston – College of Optometry, graduating just one year apart from each other.
Their interest in eye care began early on when their father exposed them to optics and the optical industry. This inspiration led them to careers in therapeutic optometry. They are also optometric glaucoma specialists and provide comprehensive eye care to adults and children.
Dr. Brett is a family man and will be celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary. He and his wife, Fatima, have three children. Their oldest,
Brittany, is a college student and chip off the old block. She plans to follow in her dad’s footsteps and apply at the University of Houston – College of Optometry after completing her undergraduate studies. She’s been helping at Grand Vision since the age of 16. Son Shane is a senior at Faith West Academy and enjoys sports. He, too, works at Grand Vision and is interested in the family business. Brooke, the youngest, has other plans and is an artist, like her mother.
Dr. Ryann is married to wife, Nikki, an esthetician. He appreciates the sacrifices made by his parents as they raised a large family. The expense of undergraduate and optometric schools was significant and through grants and scholarships he and his brother completed their educations. For this reason, since 2006 Grand Vision has been proud to partner with Katy ISD schools and provide graduating students the “Always Focusing on Katy” Scholarship. Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded to deserving Katy ISD students who meet the requirements and submit completed applications.
The “Always Focusing on Katy” scholarship program is in effect to students graduating in the current calendar year. Interestingly, the GPA requirement starts at 2.5 with a maximum GPA of 3.5. “We felt it important for the scholarship requirements to be reasonable so more students are able to qualify. We know some individuals are late bloomers and hope our scholarship can help nurture their academic growth,” says Dr. Brett. After all, through commitment, dedication and generous grants, he graduated Cumme Laude from the University of Houston – College of Optometry.
Being Katy Proud, Grand Vision Center has partnered with Katy ISD and the YMCA since 2002 to provide eye care and eyewear needs to students whose parents are unable to afford services. Since they began the effort, Grand Vision Center has provided a clearer future to over 800 students and continues to do so every day. Students qualifying for the reduced or free lunch program at school also qualify for “Glasses for Katy Kids” program. Additional information is available at local Katy ISD school nurse’s offices.
From corrective lenses through detecting and treating more serious eye conditions, Grand Vision provides personalized eye care including: comprehensive eye exams, eye care for infants and children, treatment of ocular diseases, diabetic eye care, emergency eye care, treatment of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), treatment of eye injuries, on-site retina specialist consultation/services, low vision aid for the visually impaired, contact lenses and eyeglasses (see our Optical Shop section), online contact lens ordering, and online appointment scheduling.
Dr. Brett and Dr. Ryann always look forward to seeing clients at their office or in the community! Visit them at 1534 S. Grand Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. They can be contacted at 281-693-3937. Check out their website at Grandvisionkaty.com.