Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our West Houston optometrists 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, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our West Houston Eye Doctors:
Originally from California, Linda Rhodes, O.D. came to Houston when her father was transferred to Ellington Air Force base. She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics at the University of Houston and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
She established the first female-owned private optometry practice in Houston while teaching part-time at the University of Houston College of Optometry for 19 years before resigning to practice full time.
With a special interest in binocular vision, she has worked with children and adults with binocular anomalies for more than 20 years. In addition, Dr. Rhodes has extensive experience in primary optometric care, contact lens fittings, binocular vision anomalies, and management of ocular disease.
“I’ve been practicing optometry for over 35 years and my personal philosophy has always been really simple. My goal is to assist our patients to have the best possible vision obtainable. Each of our patients receives individualized, personal care so they are able to achieve the vision they need in order to accomplish their personal goals.”
In her spare time, Dr. Rhodes enjoys gardening and sailing.
Dr. Ashley Warstler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree in Finance in 2004. During three of her years at UT, she was a member of the UT Cheerleading squad.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston – College of Optometry in 2009. Upon graduation, Dr. Warstler joined her mother’s private practice West Houston Eye.
Dr. Warstler is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and is an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
In her spare time, Dr. Warstler enjoys spending time with her son Pierson and husband Andrew, biking, traveling and cooking.
Dr. Jessica Wong was born in Topeka, Kansas but moved to Houston, Texas as a young child. After graduating from Memorial High School, she attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2005.
She attended the University of Houston – College of Optometry, graduating in 2010 as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
While in school, she joined the staff of West Houston Eye in 2006, and then joined the team of doctors in 2013.
Dr. Wong is married with two daughters. She loves spending time with her children, taking them on adventures. She enjoys hiking with her husband and look forward to hiking as a family.
Dr. Chelsea Ashlaw was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and moved to Houston in November 2018. She attended the State University of New York College at Geneseo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2011. She was a member of the kick line team at Geneseo for three years.
Dr. Ashlaw graduated from the State University of New York College of Optometry in Manhattan in 2015. After graduation she practiced in Syracuse for 3 years before moving to Houston. She is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in the state of Texas. Dr. Ashlaw joined the West Houston Eye team in September 2020.
In her spare time, Dr. Ashlaw enjoys being outdoors, reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She has visited many countries and participated in an optometric mission trip to Cameroon, Africa as an optometry student in 2013.