West Houston Eye
The Doctors

Dr. Linda Rhodes, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Linda RhodesOriginally from California, Linda Rhodes, O.D. began her life in Houston, Texas as a child of 12. 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.

Dr. Rhodes established the first female-owned private optometry practice in Houston while teaching part-time at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She ran her private practice and remained as a clinical instructor at the College of Optometry for 19 years before resigning to practice full time.

With a special interest in binocular vision and vision training, she has trained children and adults with binocular anomalies and lazy eye 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.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric
Association
, the Harris County Optometric Association, and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity. Dr. Rhodes also served as past president of the Westchase Lions Club.

“I’ve been practicing optometry for over 25 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.”


Dr. Ashley Bagwell, O.D.

Dr. Ashley Bagwell 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.

Dr. Bagwell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston - College of Optometry in 2009. During her time in school, she was a teaching assistant and was a member of the Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity. With the Baylor College of Medicine, she traveled to Santa Ana, Honduras where she provided eye exams and glasses for the indigent population. She completed her internships in Houston at Hopping Eye Associates and the Good Neighbor Clinic. Upon graduation, Dr. Bagwell joined her mother’s private practice West Houston Eye.

Dr. Bagwell is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and is an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is also currently a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and the Harris County Optometric Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Bagwell enjoys  spending time with her son Pierson, biking, traveling, reading, and cooking.

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