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About Us Founded by Dr. Sejal Patel, CustomEyes is a concierge boutique that provides a vast selection of frames, custom eyeglasses, and contact lenses. We have two convenient locations in Houston and Pearland where you can receive quality eye exams from a eye doctor who cares.

We provide comprehensive eye exams in the Houston and Pearland area that include a glasses/contact lens prescription, glaucoma pressure screening, visual fields, retinal photos, and a special treat for children. Our specialties include dry eyes, pink eye, emergencies, kids’ exams, diabetic and hypertensive eye exams, glaucoma, cataract and Lasik evaluations, and much more. Our Houston and Pearland eye care offices are open on Saturday to provide our customers with the complete vision center they need.

Visit us today at our Pearland or Memorial Houston location for an eye exam or click here to schedule an appointment!

Meet Our Doctors and Team


Born & raised in Southern California, Dr. Patel graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2007, where she gained extensive experience in ocular disease, pediatric care, contact lens fitting, and primary care. Dr. Patel is dedicated to the full scope of optometry, but takes special interest in custom contact lens fittings and co-managing glaucoma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition to being a therapeutic optometrist, Dr. Patel is certified as a glaucoma specialist.

In 2013, Dr. Patel opened her first Custom Eyes location in Pearland, Texas. Her vision was to create a luxury boutique with all of the latest technology and eye wear. As the mother of 2 young boys, her goal was to provide a boutique that offered complete family eye care, including eye care for kids. In 2016, Dr. Patel opened her second practice in the Memorial area of Houston. She also added partners, Dr. Ruchira Damani & Dr. Elizabeth May. As a team, all three optometrists have the same philosophy of providing the highest-quality eye care in Houston and Pearland.

Dr. Patel is happily married and is the proud parent of two young boys. Her hobbies include traveling, culinary arts, health & fitness, yoga, and of course, studying the eye.


Dr. Ruchira Damani is a native of Houston. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology in 1997, and went on to the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001. She practices full scope optometry as a Therapeutic Optometrist, diagnosing various diseases and disorders of the visual system as well as treating eye infections and ocular injuries. She is also a certified Glaucoma Specialist, diagnosing a disease that can go undetected in many. An active member of the Optometric Nutrition Society, Dr. Damani is passionate about helping people make healthier choices in all aspects of their lives.

Her time off includes training for her next half marathon, practicing yoga, or creating another addictive smoothie recipe. She also loves playing soccer with her two boys, exploring new restaurants with her husband, and spending time with friends. In the Summer of 2013, Dr. Damani joined the Custom Eyes team. Dr. Damani is devoted to listening to each of her patient’s needs and strives to continually provide personalized care for all her patients.


Dr. Elizabeth May is a Louisiana native and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with honors in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2014 from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she was an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. May completed an intensive 13-month residency at the Eye Center of Texas in ocular disease and refractive surgery. She demonstrates an extensive knowledge in treating anterior and posterior segment ocular diseases and managing a variety of pre and post surgical patients.

Dr. May is on the board of directors for the Harris County Optometric Society. She is also a member of the American Academy of Optometry and earned her fellowship in 2015. She holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she instructs 2nd and 3rd year students in primary care.

Dr. May practices an active lifestyle that includes boating, fishing, yoga, and running. Dr. May has participated in multiple marathons and aspires to qualify and run in the Boston marathon in the future.

Optical Eye Care & More

The full experience of taking care of your vision should encompass high levels of expertise and the best in customer care. CustomEyes offers the best in optical eye care to patients, providing an eye doctor in Pearland and Memorial as well as surrounding communities.

Dr. Patel, Dr. Damani and Dr. May are available by appointment for comprehensive eye exams in Houston or Pearland. Each eye exam includes a prescription for glasses/custom contact lenses, a trial pair of contact lenses, a medical screening for glaucoma, pupillary dilation, and high definition retina and anterior (front) chamber photos on DVD media.

All three doctors, Patel, Damani and May are glaucoma specialists in addition to being therapeutic optometrists. Because the most common type of glaucoma has no symptoms besides gradual vision loss, it is important to get an eye exam that includes a glaucoma screening to check the pressure in the eye before permanent vision loss occurs.

It’s also important that each appointment includes dilation of your pupils in order to check the health of the retinas. The state-of-the-art high definition

imaging of the retina is also important to ensure eye health and to detect retinal tears, lattice deterioration, or retinal detachment that, if not treated quickly, could result in permanent vision loss.

For those with diabetes, proper eye care should be a high priority. Dr. Patel, Dr. Damani and Dr. May are there for you in monitoring your eye health while you manage your diabetes symptoms to avoid diabetes related conditions like diabetes retinopathy. Again, eye exams with pupillary dilations and monitoring of the retinal health are important for those with diabetes.

The above conditions are very serious, and CustomEyes doctors will always take the time to explain the results of the examination and answers all your questions about eye care in Houston and Pearland fully.

CustomEyes also has a premier selection of frames in our on-site optical center that are on-trend, designer, and fit for any budget. Our eye care specialists in Houston and Pearland will help you select the frames that are right for your features and make adjustments for a customized fit.