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 optometrist takes 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 doctor:
Dr. Ellen Fandry is a Therapeutic Optometrist and a certified Glaucoma Specialist. She graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry from The University of Houston College of Optometry as a member of the prestigious honor society, Beta Sigma Kappa. Prior to opening Seabrook Eye Center she practiced for several years in North Houston. She is a graduate of Clear Lake High School and is excited for this opportunity to provide eye care to her hometown community!
Dr. Fandry is trained to perform both routine and medical eye examinations and has a special interest in the control of nearsightedness in children (known as myopia control). Using multiple methods she is able to slow or halt the increase in children’s prescriptions from year-to-year. This is important because severe nearsightedness is associated with retinal detachments and eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma, all of which can threaten vision. Dr. Fandry is also able to diagnose and treat conditions like: dry eyes, contact lens-related complications, eye infection (commonly known as pink eye), glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, eye injuries, allergies, binocular vision disorders (misalignment of the eyes), and many others. She also works with nearby eye surgeons and assists them in caring for patients after cataract and LASIK surgeries.
Prior to graduating from optometry school Dr. Fandry did a rotation at Cedar Springs Clinic in Dallas, Texas where she was trained extensively in the management and treatment of ocular disease. In addition, she learned primary care optometry at a large private practice in Austin, Texas. At both locations, as well as in private practice, she gained experience with more difficult specialty contact lens fittings like scleral lenses (for patients with irregular corneas) and ortho-k (special hard lenses which reshape your cornea while you sleep, allowing you to see without correction during the day). She also does more routine fittings for patients with astigmatism as well as monovision and multifocal lens fittings for patients over 40 who are losing their near-focusing ability.
For undergraduate studies she graduated with honors from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. She played volleyball for Clear Lake High School and later at Lindenwood where she was an All-American student athlete. In her spare time Dr. Fandry enjoys playing slow pitch softball and trying new restaurants and cuisines.