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Meet Our Corpus Christi Optometrists 

John P. Allen, O.D.

Dr. Allen has been practicing at Family Vision since 2008. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He practiced in the Air Force for three years  and a member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society before moving to Corpus Christi.  A local graduate from Carroll High School and is happy to be back in the area to enjoy one of his favorite past-times…fishing.  He is married with 3 kids and a dog named Roscoe. 

Norman L. Smith, O.D. (Retired)

Dr. Smith has been in practice in Corpus Christi since 1979. Originally from Edinburg, Texas, Dr. Smith attended North Texas State University and the University of Houston. He is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Smtih founded what is now known as Family Vision Associates, P.A.. He is a member of the Texas and American Optometric Associations.

Michael E. Lawson, O.D.

Dr. Lawson has been in practice in Corpus Christi since 1979. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He also reitred from his practice in Sinton, Texas. 

Linda A. Cadena, O.D.

Dr. Linda A. Cadena joined Family Vision Associates in September 2012.   She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from University of Houston, College of Optometry and has been practicing since 2002.  The Navy moved her and her husband from Corpus Christi to California, Florida, Washington, Hawaii, Virginia, and back to Corpus Christi.  Dr. Cadena is a local graduate of W.B. Ray High School.  She and her husband have two children, Jacob and Madelyn, along with two cats.  She is happy to be near family again and practicing in her hometown. 

Susan M Behrens, O.D.

Family Vision welcomes Dr. Susan Behrens, a native of St. Louis, MO. Dr. Behrens received a Bachelors degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, moved to Texas. She  graduated from the University of Incarnate Word, School of Optometry in San Antonio in 2013.   Dr. Behrens enjoys living near the beach and mountain biking.

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