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Our Optical Team

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. Kerrvile 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 TSO Kerrville Eye Doctors:

Our TSO Kerrvile 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. Benny Peña

Dr. Benny Peña

Dr. Benny Peña is a graduate of Schreiner University and the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Peña and his family have lived in Kerrville since 1997. Dr. Peña was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. After high school, Dr. Peña enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and...
dr kayla avirett

Dr. Kayla Avirett

Dr. Kayla Avirett was raised outside of Houston but her heart has always been in the Texas Hill Country and her roots here go back for generations. She is a graduate of Schreiner University and received her doctorate of optometry with distinction from Pacific University in the Willamette Valley of...

Meet Your TSO Kerrville Optical Team:

Our exceptional, TSO Kerrvile eye care 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 helpful 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.

The Kerrvile Opticians are highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. They also take care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and if you have any questions or concerns our staff will be delighted to address them as meticulously as possible

Chad Johnson

Optical Lab Supervisor
Although born in Missouri, Chad has spent most of his life in the great state of Texas.  He grew up in the then small town of Buda just south of Austin and graduated from Jack C. Hays High School.  From there he went to college at Wayland Baptist University earning...


Gyssell is originally from Grand Prairie, TX. She moved to Kerrville 17 years ago where she later met her husband; they now have a son named Kylian. Gyssell loves working with patients, and likes going above and beyond to meet their needs.  When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time...
Stephanie Villanueva, A.B.O.C

Stephanie Villanueva, A.B.O.C

Office Manager
Stephanie is originally from Buffalo, NY where she first fell in love with the optical field.  After serving in the United States Air Force, she and her husband Nick relocated to Kerrville.  She is American Board of Opticianry Certified and has over 12 years experience in the optical industry.  When not working...
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Angie Walls

Angie came to us from Graham, Texas.  She is married to Jeff Walls, together they have two girls, two boys and one grandson.  Angie has worked as a receptionist for almost 15 years.  She enjoys meeting new people and always greets everyone with a smile....

Eva Stroup


Rosie Navarrette

Insurance Specialist
Rosie loves working with patients and with 18 years of customer service experience, it truly says it all! Rosie and her husband, Tommy, moved to the Hill country in 2008 from Sweetwater, TX. They have 2 children who live in the Austin area with their spouses. They are also proud...

Misty Frazier

Optometric Technician
Misty began her customer service career shortly after relocating to Kerrville. She found her passion in assisting customers and enjoys being part of a great team that strives to make the customers experience a priority. After years in retail management, she has brought her background and attention to detail experience...

Mandy Sanders

Optometric Technician
Mandy is originally from San Antonio. She moved to Kerrville when she was 18 years old  and fell in love with the Hill Country. With a strong customer service and pharmacy background, she now assists our doctors to provide a great exam experience for our patients. She loves spending time...

Chad Johnson

Lab Supervisor

Jenny Bremseth

Jenny is a Kerrville native and loves the Hill Country. She has over 20 years of customer service experience. After 5 years in the optical field she takes pride in her work and really enjoys assisting patients in their eyewear needs....

Lea Hayes


Frame Service Agreement, New at Texas State Optical Kerrville

You can now purchase peace of mind with your new eyeglasses for only $29 at Texas State Optical Kerrville! Replace of your broken frames for a full year, no questions asked!

  • Available at the time of eyewear purchase
  • Agreement covers one-time no charge frame replacement due to damage or breakage, no questions asked
  • Subsequent replacements incur a $15 copay
  • Agreement covers frame for 12 months from date of glasses purchase
  • Fee for agreement $29

Please feel free to call with any questions about the program, or feel free to visit us for further details. Thanks again for choosing Texas State Optical Kerrville.

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