Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Martin has southern hospitality, kindness, and a fun-loving demeanor at her core. At the age of ten, she got her first pair of glasses and immediately knew she wanted to be an optometrist. "I was amazed by the power of vision and how a simple pair of glasses could improve one's quality of life so drastically. From that moment on, I was inspired to be the person that allowed people to live their best lives with their best vision."
Dr. Martin attended the University of Louisiana where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where she completed her Doctorate of optometry. Throughout her years there, she received many accolades including clinical excellence awards and academic scholarships.
Dr. Martin completed clinical externships at a Dallas community clinic and a medical-based practice in San Antonio. This is where she grew a passion for treating and managing ocular pathology and conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. She was a volunteer on a mission trip to Guerrero, Mexico where she assisted in performing hundreds of eye exams and surgeries to local residents. Dr. Martin plans to return and volunteer at the Guerrero clinic often throughout her career.
After graduation, Dr. Martin decided to stay in Texas and move to Dallas. She spent the first few years of her career in private practice and providing relief work throughout the DFW area. She then began her practice with Dr. Hernandez at Vision Source Garland. Dr. Martin belongs to many medical and optometric societies. She currently holds membership in Texas Optometric Association (TOA), American Optometric Association (AOA), and North East Texas Optometric Society (NETOS).
Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with her husband and her white German Shepherd rescue dog, Pearl. She loves traveling, spending time with family, watching football (Go Saints!), and working on house renovations.
While under Dr. Martin's care, you will be met with compassion, kindness, and a passion for finding a solution to any of your needs and concerns. Dr. Martin is excited to meet you, your family, and to have each patient on their way to happy and healthy eyes.