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       Testimonial from Jimmy Houston

Ardmore Optometrist Practices Catch and Release with America’s Favorite Fisherman at Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center

ARLINGTON, TX – When “America’s Favorite Fisherman,” Jimmy Houston, was diagnosed with cataracts, he turned to his trusted optometrist, Ryan Parker, O.D., to help decide his next move. Without hesitation, Dr. Parker, of Parker Family Vision Center in Ardmore, OK, referred Houston to Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center in Arlington, TX, for the breakthrough Laser Cataract Surgery.

“As an optometrist, it’s my responsibility to recommend specific procedures and surgeons to my patients, depending on their needs,” Parker said. “Once I diagnosed Mr. Houston with cataracts, I knew exactly who I would recommend – Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center.”

The surgeons at Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center have served patients for more than 30 years. Their brand new Dallas/Fort Worth surgical center, located in Arlington, TX, is approximately two hours south of Dr. Parker’s practice in Ardmore. Parker admits this is a significant distance to travel but says when it comes to a decision as serious and sensitive as your vision, the surgical experience, and advanced technology at Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center are worth the drive. Houston wholeheartedly agrees.

“The care and reception by all the staff was excellent. From the moment we walked in, we knew that Dr. Parker in Ardmore had sent us to the right place. I would recommend Kleiman | Evangelista to anyone with vision issues,” Houston posted on the Facebook page following his procedure at the new, state-of-the-art Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center. 

David Kleiman, MD, founder of Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center, appreciates Dr. Parker’s trust in his practice and enjoys the opportunity to help patients like Houston from all over the country. “It’s such pleasure to work with an optometrist of Dr. Parker’s caliber and expertize. My team and I enjoyed getting to know Jimmy, and we are honored to have helped him in continuing his illustrious fishing career.”
Houston has been a mainstay in bass fishing tournaments since winning the Oklahoma State Championship as a college senior in 1966. He has fished in 15 Bassmaster Classics, and he has won 10 national fishing tournaments. The two-time Bass Angler Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) Angler of the Year (1976 & 1986) is an accomplished author, and he hosts “Jimmy Houston Outdoors” which airs on the NBC Sports Network.

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  • "Professional friendly service."
    Tonya B.
  • "Beautiful clinic, friendly staff, and Dr Parker was great!"
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