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.
Anand (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), and amniotic membrane therapy
- 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.
- surgical co-management of cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, and laser vision correction
Dr. Kumar is also certified to prescribe specialty contact lenses for the temporary reduction of near-sightedness. This non-surgical procedure, known as orthokeratology, or corneal refractive therapy, 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 serves as as adjunct clinical instructor for three optometry schools: Southern College of Optometry, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry, and University of Incarnate Word – Rosenberg School of Optometry.
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, a family practice physician, and twin sons, Amit and Dev, both of whom keep Dr. Kumar busy with soccer, basketball, piano and tennis. Dr Kumar lives with his family in Sunnyvale, TX, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
For any general eye health questions, please email Dr. Kumar at email@example.com Dr. Kumar cannot diagnose any eye condition by email. A thorough eye health evaluation is necessary to diagnose any condition affecting the eyes.
- Chief of Insurance Claims/Payments
- Office Manager
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chief of Optical Dispensary/Frame Buyer
- Medical Assistant
- 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 email@example.com
- Chief of Optical Laboratory
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chief of Front Office/Scheduling
- Lead 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, appointment verification, insurance verification
Secondary Responsibilities: Ordering office and medical supplies, fitting patients in prescription eyewear
She lives in Balch Springs, TX with her husband and children, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
For questions regarding appointments and scheduling, please email Lety at email@example.com
- Chief of Referrals and Contact Lenses
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
East Dallas Family Eye Care welcomes back Natalie Gutierrez to our eye health care team! She is a native of Lancaster, Texas whose responsibilities include patient check-in, scheduling, insurance verification, and fitting patients in prescription eyewear
She also serves as a backup in the optical laboratory and backup for patient medical workups.