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 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 doctors:
Dr. George Zaibaq received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston in 1983 and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1986. He completed his clinical training at the University of Houston Eye Institute and the Hebrew University Hospital Ophthalmology Department in Jerusalem.
He completed a therapeutic optometry course in 1992 and an advanced therapeutic Optometry and lasers in 1993. In October 2000, Dr. Zaibaq completed an ” Optometric Glaucoma Specialist ” program at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He is currently licensed as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist by the Texas Optometry Board. He has privileges at the Laser Eye Institute of Houston where he co-manages LASIK Laser Vision Correction procedures. Dr. Zaibaq has been in practice since 1986 and been serving the Fondren Southwest area and the Bellaire – Meyerland area since 1989. Dr. Zaibaq sees patients at the Sugar Land Town Square office 2 days a week. He is a member of the Houston Southwest Chamber of Commerce, The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, The Texas Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. He served and continues to serve on many civic boards as well as many charitable organizations that promote public health especially in developing countries. Dr. Zaibaq’s practice concentrates on Laser Vision Correction, Comprehensive Eye Care, Treatment and Management of Eye Disease, Glaucoma and specialty contact lens services.
Dr. Veronica Wong was born and raised in Kingwood, a suburb of Northeast Houston. She received her Bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston. She continued with her optometric education through the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. During school, she went on rotation at Virginia Eye Consultants and the Salem Veterans Administration Hospital in Virginia. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she pursued further training by completing a residency at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in Primary Eye Care. Residency for an optometrist is an optional year of intense clinical training that only about a third of optometrists become matched and complete. During her time there, she worked at the Charles Retina Institute, Eye Specialty Group, and the community-based outpatient clinic for the Veterans Administration in Jackson, TN. Additionally, she was a clinical preceptor for third-year optometry students in the Adult Primary Care clinic.
While in academia, she was actively involved in several organizations and held multiple leadership positions including Student Government Association President. She has won numerous scholarships and grants including the Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship and the RSO Leadership Award. She had been placed on the Dean’s List every semester and was a 4-year recipient of the Academic Achievement Award. She was chosen as a member of the Beta Kappa Sigma International Optometric Honor Society and the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Wong is licensed in Texas as an optometric glaucoma specialist and in Tennessee with therapeutic and injection certification. She is a current member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and the Harris County Optometric Association. She is also actively pursuing Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry, an organization dedicated to research and education.
Dr. Darlene Freeman received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983, and her Doctor of Optometry degree with Therapeutic Certification from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1992. She became certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in 2015.
In her more than 20 years of practice, she has focused on Comprehensive Eye Care, Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease, and Specialty Contact Lens Fitting, including Scleral lenses for high refractive error(near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism), keratoconus, post surgical corneas and dry eye disease.
She has participated in medical mission projects, including a surgical mission to Guerrero Clinic, Chihuahua, Mexico, and a medical mission trip to a Mayan village in the Yucatan Peninsula. For the past several years, she has participated in Kids’ Vision for Life/ See to Succeed Program with Good Neighbor Clinic. Through these experiences, she has become proficient in Spanish for the complete eye exam.
In her “spare time,” Dr. Freeman is active in her local church and 4H program. She enjoys spending time with her husband, and encouraging their six children in their interests in academics, music, scouting, horsemanship,Special Olympics, journalism, college preparation and pre-optometry.