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Our Optometrists

TSO 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 always 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, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Meet your Temple Eye Doctors:

Our TSO 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.


Dr. Ardith (Renee) Pagan

Dr. Pagan was born & raised in the Houston area and graduated from Pearland High School as a National Merit Hispanic Semi-Finalist. In 1991, she graduated from Texas A& M University with a BA in Biology & minor in Chemistry. She went on to graduate from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2000. When she began Optometry school her sons were 3 years old and 8 months old.

In 2001, she moved to Central Texas and bought a private practice before moving to the Temple area from 203-2014, where she was a member of the Junior League of Bell County. Both of her sons graduated from Temple High School.

From 2004-2014, she Worked at Fort Hood in the Refractive Surgery department where we performed LASIK, PRK and ICL surgeries on the active duty soldiers and also saw dependents for eye exams as time permitted. In 2015 she practiced in Fort Worth in a retail setting before becoming an Optometrist at SharpeVision Modern LASIK from 2016-2018. She found my way back to Temple in June of 2018 and began practicing at TSO Temple.

She has 2 grown sons (26 & 23). One lives in Temple with his wife Krista & their 3 sons (her grandbabies). Her youngest son lives in Chicago.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves to travel even if only for a short weekend getaway. She also enjoys playing pool in a pool league. 


Dr. Zahra Nathani

Dr. Zahra Nathani is from Toronto, Canada who brings a wealth of international experience. She has been licensed to practice in 3 countries - England (UK), Canada & United States.

Dr. Nathani completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. She was awarded several scholarships during her time there and was part of the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity. Her experience included training at the Veteran’s Hospital in New York as well as various Community Health Centers.

Dr. Nathani is a certified therapeutic and optometric glaucoma specialist. She performs comprehensive examinations in primary and pediatric eye care, including the diagnosis & management of ocular diseases, dry eyes, preventive care and fitting of contact lenses (soft & gas permeable).

Dr. Nathani is passionate about giving back to the world. She has volunteered her services at an Eye Camp in Tanzania, Africa where they provide free eye examinations and cataract surgeries.

In her free time, Dr. Nathani loves to travel, hike and spend time with family.

Meet your Temple Eye Care Team:

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients. Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

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