Our Staff

Paul Heeg, O.D.

Dr. Paul Heeg, a distinguished graduate of the State University of New York College of Optometry, has been making waves in the field since earning his degree in June 2010, accredited with flying colors by the Texas Board of Optometry. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Dr. Paul ensures his expertise remains at the forefront of eye care advancements, seizing every opportunity to refine his skills.

Fueled by a passion for providing unparalleled care, Dr. Heeg maintains a robust presence within both professional and charitable optometric circles. His active engagement with esteemed organizations such as the TOA (Texas Optometric Association), AOA (American Optometric Association), FCO (Fellowship of Christian Optometrists), and VOSH (Volunteering Optometrists Serving Humanity) underscores his unwavering commitment to elevating standards in eye care.

For over a decade, Dr. Heeg has held a pivotal role as an officer within the Dallas County Optometric Society, channeling his expertise to benefit both his colleagues and the patients of DFW. Beyond his professional duties, he generously volunteers his time with the AOA and various local charitable initiatives, demonstrating his dedication to serving the community.

In addition to his impactful contributions within the field, Dr. Heeg lends his expertise to an advisory panel with a leading vision benefit company, where his insights shape initiatives aimed at enhancing care not only for his patients but for individuals across North America.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Dr. Heeg leads an active lifestyle, finding joy in pursuits such as running, biking, swimming, and exploring new destinations. A devoted member of Valley Ranch Baptist Church, he is deeply ingrained in the fabric of his community, embodying the values of compassion and service.

With his wealth of experience, boundless energy, and genuine passion for his craft, Dr. Paul Heeg eagerly anticipates the opportunity to welcome you as a patient, where your vision health will be in expert hands.

Blessy Philip, OD

Dr. Philip

Dr. Blessy Philip's journey began amidst the vibrant landscapes of India before she found her way to the sun-soaked shores of South Florida. Driven by a passion for science and a desire to make a difference, she ventured to Dallas, Texas, where she embarked on her academic pursuits at the prestigious University of North Texas, earning her Bachelor's degree in Biology.

Fuelled by an unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Philip continued her educational journey at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she obtained her doctorate degree in 2014. Her dedication to her craft was further honed through invaluable externship experiences at esteemed institutions such as Community Eye Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Good Neighbor Eye Clinic in Houston, Texas.

With a keen focus on providing comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, Dr. Philip's expertise as a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist shines through in her ability to diagnose and manage a myriad of medical conditions, including ocular surface diseases, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Renowned for her proficiency in fitting specialty contact lenses for astigmatism and multifocal lenses for presbyopia, she strives to exceed her patients' expectations by delivering the highest quality of care tailored to their individual needs.

An esteemed member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association, Dr. Philip is deeply committed to advancing her profession and ensuring the well-being of her patients. Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds solace and fulfillment as an active member of the Metro Church of God, where she continues to nurture her spiritual growth and community ties.

In her leisure time, Dr. Philip finds joy in the simple pleasures of life, cherishing moments spent with her cherished family and friends, indulging in culinary adventures, exploring the latest trends in fashion, and unleashing her creativity through various arts and crafts projects. As an officer since 2022 with the Dallas Optometric Association, she remains steadfast in her dedication to further improving the optometric profession on a local scale within the vibrant DFW metroplex, embodying her commitment to service and excellence in all aspects of her life.

Lodz Timmer, OD

Dr. Timmer

Dr. Lodz Timmer's journey in optometry is as diverse and vibrant as her Canadian roots. Hailing originally from Montreal, she embarked on her professional odyssey at the esteemed University de Montreal School of Optometry, graduating with distinction in 2010. Eager to expand her horizons, Dr. Timmer pursued and successfully passed the American Board of Optometry, a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence.

Captivated by the allure of Texas's warm and sunny embrace, Dr. Timmer made the bold decision to relocate to the beautiful DFW area over a decade ago. Since then, she has been a stalwart presence in the community, dedicated to providing exemplary eye care that transcends the mere act of prescribing glasses and contact lenses.

For Dr. Timmer, optometry is a deeply personal endeavor, rooted in compassion, empathy, and a genuine desire to enhance her patients' quality of life. With a holistic approach to eye care, she takes the time to listen to her patients' concerns, offering not just solutions but also a supportive hand through their journey to better vision and eye health.

Drawing upon her extensive expertise, Dr. Timmer specializes in a wide array of areas, including general eye health, pediatrics, vision therapy, and contact lenses. Moreover, her proficiency in managing patients with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol underscores her commitment to comprehensive care.

Beyond her professional duties, Dr. Timmer finds solace and fulfillment in her involvement with her local church, where her passion for community engagement and service shines brightly. Dedicated to making a difference both in and out of the office, she extends her warm embrace to all who seek her care.

Whether it's a weekday appointment or a visit on the weekend, Dr. Timmer ensures that each patient receives a thorough checkup and leaves with the best vision they've ever experienced. With her unwavering dedication and compassionate approach, Dr. Lodz Timmer stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of optometry, enriching the lives of those she serves one patient at a time.

Shivani Patel, OD

Dr. Patel

Dr. Shivani Patel's journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence and service, rooted in her hometown of Frisco, TX. A product of her community, she embarked on her academic journey at the esteemed University of Texas at Dallas, where she majored in Biology, laying the foundation for her future endeavors.

With a passion for optometry ignited, Dr. Patel pursued her dreams at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors and earned her doctorate degree in 2019. Her exceptional academic achievements were further underscored by her induction into the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, a recognition of her dedication and scholarly prowess.

During her clinical rotations at Cedar Springs Eye Care in Dallas and Eyecare Associates of Humble, Dr. Patel immersed herself in a breadth of experiences, honing her skills in the treatment and management of ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, pediatric care, and beyond. As a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma specialist in Texas, she is equipped to deliver comprehensive care to her patients with precision and compassion.

An ardent advocate for continuous learning and professional growth, Dr. Patel is an active member of both the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Her recent appointment as an officer with the Dallas Optometric Association in 2024 speaks volumes about her dedication to her local community of optometrists, as she strives to elevate the standard of care and knowledge amongst her peers.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Patel finds joy and fulfillment in the simple pleasures of life, cherishing moments spent with loved ones, delving into the pages of a good book, indulging her palate with culinary delights, and embarking on adventures near and far. With her warm demeanor and unwavering dedication, Dr. Shivani Patel is poised to provide you with an exceptional eye exam experience. Schedule your appointment today and see the world through new eyes.

Angela Hu, OD

Dr. Hu

Dr. Angela Hu's journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to the field of optometry. Born and raised on the vibrant east coast, she recently embraced a new chapter in her life, relocating with her family to the sun-drenched landscapes of Texas in 2019.

Her academic pursuits began at Rutgers University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, laying the groundwork for her future endeavors. Dr. Hu's passion for optometry led her to the illustrious halls of the Illinois College of Optometry, where she graduated with distinction, earning her doctoral degree cum laude in May 2016.

During her formative years, Dr. Hu embarked on a series of externship rotations at renowned institutions, including the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital, the Illinois Eye Institute, Omni Eye Services in Iselin, NJ, and Southeast Eye Specialists in Tallahassee, Florida. These experiences honed her clinical acumen and instilled in her a deep appreciation for the diverse facets of eye care.

Today, Dr. Hu stands as a beacon of expertise and compassion in the field, providing comprehensive eye exams that encompass primary care optometry, contact lens fitting, and the management of post-operative and ocular diseases. She takes great pride in forging genuine connections with her patients, taking the time to listen to their concerns and tailor her care to meet their individual needs.

With a fervent commitment to lifelong learning and patient-centered care, Dr. Hu is poised to make a lasting impact on the vision health of her patients. She approaches each day with excitement, eager to diagnose, treat, and manage her patients' eye care needs for a lifetime of clear vision and optimal ocular health.

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm