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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make East Dallas Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Dallas.


FullSizeRenderAnand (Ned) Kumar, O.D.

  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
  • Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Kumar grew up in Huntley, IL, northwest of Chicago, and attended grade school and high school there.    He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1997, and  his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2002.  Dr. Kumar began his  clinical training with the Navy  at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, IL, where treatment and management of ocular disease was emphasized. As an intern in a private practice in Reston, VA, he received training in contact lens fitting and surgical co-management.

Prior to opening his private eye care practice in 2005, he did relief work at several eye care practices in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.   In the same year, he became a certified optometric glaucoma specialist, enabling him to diagnose and treat glaucoma, and prescribe oral medications for the treatment and management of eye disease.

In addition to providing primary eye care to patients of all ages, Dr. Kumar offers specialty eye care services which include:

  • advanced treatments for allergy eyes and dry eyes, including punctual plug therapy (eye plugs)
  • advanced diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma
  • management of diabetic eye disease
  • geriatric eye care
  • vision therapy for correction of lazy eye, eye focusing disorders, and dyslexia
  • specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus, post cornea transplants, and high astigmatism.
  • corneal refractive therapy:  the use of specialty rigid gas permeable lenses for the correction of up to -4 of near-sightedness and/or up to -1.75 of astigmatism while sleeping.  This is non-surgical vision correction that is indicated even for children as young as eight.

Dr. Kumar is also certified to prescribe specialty contact lenses for the temporary reduction of near-sightedness. This non-surgical procedure, known as orthokeratology, corrects certain amounts of near-sightedness and astigmatism, reducing an individual’s dependence on corrective lenses. And the procedure is completely reversible, unlike traditional laser surgery!

Dr. Kumar received LASIK surgery in 2002 to correct a prescription of -9.00 in both eyes, so he is very knowledgable about the risks and benefits of laser eye surgery, and serves as a great resource to patients considering LASIK vision correction.

He is proud to be affiliated with Vision Source, and looks forward to serving the eye care needs of citizens of southeast Dallas, Balch Springs, Seagoville, and Mesquite. As a member of Vision Source, Dr. Kumar and his staff are proud to offer diverse eye care services and products to their patients.

Professionally, Dr. Kumar is a member of the Dallas County Optometric Society, Northeast Texas Optometric Society, Texas Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association.   He is also an active member of the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Balch Springs Chamber of Commerce. He is happily married, and in his spare time, enjoys weightlifting, organic gardening, and spending time with his wife, Setal, and twin sons, Amit and Dev.   Dr. Kumar also is the head coach of the Sunnyvale Raiders age-eight boys soccer team.  Dr Kumar lives with his family in Sunnyvale, TX.  Dr. Kumar speaks both English and Spanish.

For any general eye health questions, please email Dr. Kumar at eastdallaseye@yahoo.com Dr. Kumar cannot diagnose any eye condition by email. A thorough eye health evaluation is necessary to diagnose any condition affecting the eyes.


AndradeNancy Andrade

  • Chief of Insurance Claims/Payments
  • Office Manager
  • Optician

Nancy has been a full-time employee at our clinic since its opening in December 2005.  She has worn many hats over her years with us, and through her dedication and hard work, became promoted as the office manager.  In addition to overseeing overall operations of the clinic, her responsibilities in the office are as follows:

Chief Responsibilities:  Processing insurance claims, applying insurance payments, creating financial reports.

Secondary Responsibilities:  Fitting patients in prescription eyewear.

Nancy is a graduate of Skyline High School in Dallas, and currently lives in southeast Dallas with her husband, son, and two daughters.  She is fluent in both English and Spanish.  She also assists in cutting lenses for the office when necessary.

For questions on billing and insurance matters, email Nancy at nredfec@yahoo.com


YasminYasmin Castillo

  • Chief of Optical Dispensary/Frame Buyer
  • Medical Assistant
  • Optician
  • Insurance Claims Assistant

 

 

 

Yasmin joined our clinical team in the beginning of 2012.  She comes with a wealth of experience in both the retail industry and financial industry.   She is originally from El Salvador, but now calls Dallas home.    Her responsiblities are as follows:

Primary Responsibilities:  Purchasing designer eyewear and managing the clinic frame dispensary

Secondary Responsibilities:  Performing medical workups for the patients and fitting patients in prescription eyewear.

Yasmin lives in southeast Dallas with her husband and two sons.  She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

For more information about our designer eyewear collection, please email Yasmin at ycedfec@yahoo.com


GutierrezNativiGlenda Gutierrez-Nativi

  • Chief of Optical Laboratory 
  • Optician
  • Medical assistant

 

 

 

Glenda joined our eye care team near the summer of 2012.  Her responsibilities at our clinic are as follows:

Primary Responsibilities:  Cutting and fabrication of prescription eyewear, overseeing laboratory operations, coordination of patient referrals to other health clinics for specialty care

Secondary Responsibilites:  Performing medical workups for our patients and fitting patients in prescription eyewear

She is happily married, and lives in Lancaster, TX with her husband and two daughters.  She is excited to be part of a growing eye health care family.

For more information concerning patient referrals, please email Glenda at gnedfec@yahoo.com


MarquezLety Marquez

  • Chief of Front Office/Scheduling
  • Front Desk Externship Coordinator for PCI
  • Optician

 

 

 

Lety  joined the  East Dallas Family Eye Care team in August 2014. Lety completed her health care training at PCI Health Training Center in Dallas. Her responsibilities are as follows:

Primary Responsibilities:  Patient scheduling in the office and through ZocDoc, insurance verification, and supervisor for medical front office externs from PCI

Secondary Responsibilities:  Ordering office and medical supplies, fitting patients in prescription eyewear

She lives in Dallas with her husband and children, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

For questions regarding appointments and scheduling, please email Lety at lmedfec@yahoo.com

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kCastilloKarla Castillo

  • Chief of Referrals and Contact Lenses
  • Optician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Lab Technician

 

 

 

Karla rejoined our practice in April 2015 after living in California for the past 1 1/2 years.  Prior to her relocation ot California, she was employed at our office for four years, and we are all excited to have her back as part of our eye care team!  Her current responsibilities at our clinic are as follows:

Primary Responsibilities:  Doing patient referrals for surgical eye care services, sending diabetic reports to patient primary care practitioners,  managing our contact lens inventory and ordering contact lenses

Secondary Responsibilities:  Performing patient medical workups, Fitting patients in prescription eyewear, Backing up the optical laboratory, ordering office supplies

Karla lives in Dallas with her husband and four children.  She is fluent in both English and Spanish

For more information concerning patient referrals and financing, please email Karla at kcedfec@yahoo.com

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Brandon Rodriguez

Brandon is currently a college student, and is employed part-time at our clinic.  He assists the staff in performing various duties which include lens fabrication, and fitting patients in prescription eyewear. He enjoys getting real-world working experience at our clinic.  He plans on enrolling at Stephen F. Austin State University in two years