Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Joe Michael Salazar, O.D., is a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist at Baybrook Modern Eyecare with over 20 years of exceptional eye care service to the Bay Area community. He has grown up in the area and loves being a part of the community. Prior to co-founding Baybrook Modern Eyecare, he had the privilege of working with one of Houston’s top refractive surgery centers specializing in primary eye care and co-managing LASIK and cataract surgeries.
As a primary eye care provider, Dr. Salazar conducts comprehensive eye exams, prescribes glasses and contact lenses for common vision problems. He treats an array of ocular infections, ocular allergies and dry eyes. In addition, he offers management and detection of ocular diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Also, Dr. Salazar administers pre-operative and post-operative care for laser vision correction and cataract patients.
Dr. Salazar received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors from the University of Houston and earned a Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is trained in specialty eye care including cataract and laser vision correction surgery co-management, ocular disease management, pediatric and geriatric optometry. During his optometric training, Dr. Salazar received several prestigious awards including the Bausch and Lomb Contact Lens Pathology Award and Most Outstanding Student in the Texas Optometry Opportunities Program.
Dr. Salazar is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. Moreover, he is active in community service programs such as the Gift of Sight Mission through the Luxottica Foundation.
Dr. Salazar loves spending time with his family, traveling and enjoys an active lifestyle, swimming, biking and skiing.
Dr. Lori Gonzales, O.D., has been in practice for 13 years and her specialties include primary eye care, contact lenses, pediatrics, glaucoma, geriatrics and co-management of LASIK and cataracts. She has been an associate of this practice since 2009 and takes pride in the close relationships she has established with patients. She continuously strives at every patient interaction to thoroughly understand their needs and expectations. Moreover, Dr. Gonzales is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Gonzales attended Rice University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Ecology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Her awards and honors include Doctor of Optometry Magna Cum Laude at University of Houston College of Optometry, Bachelor's Degree Summa Cum Laude at Rice University, Valedictorian at South Houston High School and GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award.
Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association. Furthermore, she is active in the Gift of Sight local missions and enjoys serving as a mentor to area students through local district career programs.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, former US Navy Engineer/US Army Specialist Jose Franco, and their two children.