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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Dr. Rachel J. Rippey & Dr. Ivan O. Velazquez the leading provider of vision care products and services in Houston.


Dr. Rachel J. Rippey

Dr. Rachel J. Rippey and associates provide the latest in eye care technology and new state of the art computerized equipment. Our doctor specializes in adult and pediatric eye care and difficult contact lens fittings; including gas-permeable, toric and bifocal contacts. Laser refractive consultations are included with every comprehensive eye exam upon request. Dr. Rippey is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Her training includes six years in a cornea and external disease ophthalmology group in Palm Harbor, Florida; research in retinal disease at the Montrose Eye Clinic in Houston, Texas; and pediatric care at the Richmond State School in Richmond, Texas. She is a member of the American and Texas Optometric Associations and the Harris County Optometric Society. In her spare time, Dr. Rippey enjoys golf, tennis and antiques. We have thousands of designer frames and sunglasses and an onsite lab allowing for same day prescriptions in most cases. Our staff will be happy to help you with any insurance or scheduling needs. We hope you will find your visit with us a pleasant one. Thank you for choosing Vision Source & Dr. Rachel J. Rippey!


Dr. Ivan Velazquez

Dr. Ivan Velazquez grew up in the Sugar Land area and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He later went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico’s College of Optometry. While in school Dr. Velazquez earned a scholarship from VSP (Vision Service Plan), and excellence in COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) and pediatric clinics. His training included a glaucoma/refractive surgery externship at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. Dr. Velazquez is certified as a therapeutic optometrist and is able to treat and manage Diabetic and Hypertensive Retinopathies, glaucoma, cataracts and ocular infections. Dr. Velazquez enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling.