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About Us

TSO of Laredo was started by Dr. George T Barrera, a 1950 graduate of Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He came to Laredo in 1960 to open the Texas State Optical of Laredo.  He was joined by his son, Dr. Mario R. Barrera, a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Dr. Mario R. Barrera is certified as a therapeutic optometrist by the Texas Optometry Board to treat eye infections ( pink eye ), allergies, and foreign body removal.

It wasn't just by chance that the name Texas State Optical came into existence over 75 years ago. Back then, it was our vision to establish a family of doctor offices, and today over 100 practices proudly carry the TSO name throughout Texas and the Southwest.

Our founders planned for TSO's continuous growth and expansion of services, but not without first building a foundation of patient care and quality products that stand the test of time. Patient care through qualified TSO Doctors of Optometry and a complete line of competitively priced eye wear that is fashionable and functional, are core values that remain unchanged through the years.

We're proud of our history and excited about the future as we continue to help our TSO patients enjoy the best vision possible. After all, we're not Texas State Optical by chance, but by choice. We've grown into our name and will continue to work hard at keeping you a satisfiedTSO patient for many years to come.  Caring for the eye of Texans since 1935


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Texas State Optical of Laredo is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home."
    John D. - Laredo, TX