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Celesta Zangebar

  • Houston, Texas
  • 361-548-8772

Doctor of Optometry


Recently graduated Doctor of Optometry, looking for experience within a private practice  or medically  oriented optometry/ ophthalmology setting,  as an advanced technician until licensure process is completed.   Prepared to exhibit my skills as a clinician through my exceptional patient care and efficiency. Looking to expand my knowledge of the business aspect of optometry. 


Aug 2012May 2016

Doctorate of Optometry

University of Houston College of Optometry
Aug 2006May 2011

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences
  • Major: Nutritional Sciences
  • Minor: Business Foundations Program
  • University Honor’s 2008-2010
  • Dean’s List 2008-2010

Educational Awards

Grand Rounds Honors Selection

Letters of Clinical Excellence:

  • Family Practice (Pediatrics)
  • Contact Lens 
  • Family Practice 

Award Nominations

  • 4th year End of Year Award
  • 4th year Pediatric Optometry Award


Vision Source Mission Bend           Dr. Megan Stubinski / Dr. Bruce Wick                                Houston, TX

Summer 2015

Clinical rotation emphasizing on primary eye care, specialty contact lens fitting, low vision, as well as anterior segment disease including dry eye management, kerataconus, and ocular surface disease. Worked closely with Dr. Stubinski and a limited time with Dr. Bruce Wick to attain knowledge in practice management and billing for a private practice.

Cedar Springs Eye Clinic                 Dr. Joe DeLoach/ Dr. Gonzalez                                              Dallas, TX

Fall 2015

Clininal rotation emphasizing on ocular pathology within a low income community. Patient diagnosis and management primarily with posterior segment disease with an emphasis on glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular degeneration and cataract post-operative care. Performed all testing including Optomap, OCT cirrus, visual fields, fundus photography, B-scan, A-Scan, Specular microscopy, and anterior segment OCT.

 University Eye Institute                                                                                                                              Houston, TX

Spring 2016 

Rotation will include clinical training in Family Practice Service, Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service, Cornea and Contact Lens Service, Center for Sight Enhancement, Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Service and Optical Dispensary.

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Optometric Association                       2016
  • Optometric Student Association                          2012-2016
  • Student Texas Optometric  Association             2012-2016
  • American Optometric Student Association      2012-2016
  • Member of Houston Young Professionals         2014-2016
  • Attend Annual Subway Conventions per NZS Inc.  
  • Member of Church Community 

Personal Interests

  • Fitness and Nutrition enthusiast 
  • Co-founder of a local small business, Celesfit
  • Treasurer of NZS Inc. 

Work History


Operations Manager/ Treasurer

NZS Inc.                                                                                     Corpus Christi, TX
  • To manage  family owned business including all financial statements, calculate payroll, involvement in all major company decisions, as well as learning management skills over 6 businesses.

Ophthalmic Technician

Mann Eye Institute                                                                Houston, Texas
  • Duties included: Full patient work ups with refraction and slit lamp examination, cataract pre and post op care, performing testing with OCT, VF, Pentacam instruments. 
Feb 2011Jul 2012

Optometric Technician

McCormick Vision Source                                                    Austin, TX
  • Duties included: front desk personnel, making appointments, utilizing Officemate, preliminary testing, auto-refraction, visual acuity testing, contact lens removal/ insertion.
Dec 2010Jul 2011

Optometric Technician

Barton Creek  Optometry                                                     Austin, TX
  • Duties included: performing prescreening on patients, testing visual acuity, assisting optometrists with exam, teaching insertion/ removal of contact lens to first time wearers. Providing a comfortable and amiable environment for all patients to feel welcome in.
Aug 2010Nov 2010

Vision Therapist 

The Optometry Center for VIsion Therapy                    Austin, TX
  • Duties included:  work in vision therapy with school age children. Teach children various vision related activities including binocular vision, oculomotor, accommodative infacility/ insufficiency, convergence insufficiency/ infacility, and directionality. Work to correct or improve vision deficiencies such as amblyopia, crossed eyes, eye turns, reading insufficiency, and academic deficiencies.


  • Dr.  Megan Stubinski O.D. 
  • Dr. James Walters O.D.
  • KJ McCormick
  • Dr. John W.  McCormick O.D.