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Tyler, TX 75701


608 S. Palestine
Athens, TX 75751


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Lindale, TX 75771


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About Us

Valerie Mace, O.D.

Valerie Mace, O.D.

Dr. Mace works full-time in our Athens office. She received her doctor of optometry degree from The University of Houston College of Optometry. She graduated in the top five percent of her class with Summa Cum Laude honors. She was elected to Beta Sigma Kappa for her outstanding educational accomplishments and inducted into the Gold Key Leadership Society. Prior to optometry school, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science at Texas A&M University.

Part of her professional education included an internship working with specialist in retina, cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, and glaucoma. She also has had training in fitting soft, gas permeable, and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Mace is very involved in her profession and her community. She is a member of the Athens Rotary Club, Texas Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. She has volunteered with Special Olympics and has also done mission work with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists group and the Athens Vision team.