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 optometrist takes 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 Your Cove Eye Doctor:
Dr. James Meany, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, received his Doctorate in Optometry in 1985 and his B.S. in Optics in 1983 from the University of Houston. The Texas Optometric Board endorsed him as a Therapeutic Optometrist in 1997 and as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in 2000.
Dr. Meany specializes in comprehensive eye care, including pre- and post-operative cataracts and refractive surgeries, therapeutic treatment of ocular diseases, and manages refractive, functional, pathological, and contact lens-related problems.
Dr. Meany is a U.S. Army veteran and lives with his wife in Harker Heights, Texas. They have one son who resides and works in the San Marcos, TX area.
Dr. Chinelo Okpalaeze, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Doctorate in Optometry from Indiana University in 2019.
She is a board certified therapeutic optometrist specializing in family eye care, contact lens wear, and the diagnosis, treatment and co-management of ocular diseases and conditions including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma.
In her spare time, Dr. Okpalaeze enjoys spending time with family, traveling and playing tennis.