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Partnering to Help Your Patients See Life Better

We value your expertise and role in providing the best possible care to your patients. We want to partner with you to widen the spectrum of services your patients have access to.

Our promise to you:

  • We will take great care of your patient and will communicate with you every step of the way.
  • We will always put your patient first.

It is our commitment that once all surgical needs are met, your patient will be returned to you.

Why Co-Manage With Mann Eye Institute?

A practice people have trusted for over 45 years

A dedicated team of surgeons that are highly skilled and experienced in their specialties

An experienced co-management team fully committed to partnering with you from start to finish

A suite of advanced technology, extensively researched and carefully selected for optimal outcomes

A track record of happy patients

Meet Our Surgeons

Services We Provide

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Cross-linking
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Specialized Dry Eye Treatment Center
  • Treatment of:
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Macular Degeneration and other Retinal Conditions
    • Glaucoma

From left to right: Dr. Paul Mann, Dr. Chimkana Ibe, Dr. Glee-Ann Llemit.
Dr. Glee-Ann Llemit is one of our co-managing doctors. After having had LASIK with Dr. Paul Mann, Dr. Llemit experienced life-changing vision, going from a -10.00 to 20/20 vision. She now refers her patients to Mann Eye so that they can achieve the same life-changing results.

Dr. Mann

“When you partner with Mann Eye Institute, you become a part of the family. And that’s exactly how you and your patients will be treated.”

Mike Mann, MD

Continuing Education Events

We’re dedicated to providing education opportunities to our respected optometric community.

Please check back for future events!

Want to schedule a smaller event for you and your staff with one of our co-management team members?

You can also give us a call or text us at (713) 580-2506 (Houston) or (512) 879-3754 (Austin).

Meet the Co-Management Team

We’ve assembled a team of dedicated professionals that are here and happy to help make every step of the co-management process as simple and seamless as possible for you, your office staff and patients.

Kristin Rickman

Physician Liason

Kristin has worked for Mann Eye since 2012. She is passionate about patient care and her role serving the optometric community in Austin. Kristin’s goal is to streamline the process between Mann Eye and referring and co-managing doctors, and to serve as a point of contact for doctors, staff members and patients.

Nicole Illikman

Physician Liason
Houston (North Region)

Nicole has been with Mann Eye Institute since 2017 and enjoys working and building strong relationships with the optometric community. She enjoys being out in the community and working hand in hand with co-managing physicians and their teams. When she’s not at work, she enjoys being at the ballfields with her son and spending time with family, which includes her three Boxer babies.

Tina Redmon, COA, ROUB, OSC

Physician Liason
Houston (Western Region)

Tina has worked in the field of ophthalmology since 1994. Tina ensures every patient receives exceptional care, and every referring/co-managing doctor has an effortless and positive experience. When Tina isn’t visiting her optometrists, she is tending to her farm animals and riding her beloved horses.

Grace Lau

Co-Management Coordinator

Grace has worked in refractive surgery for 24 years, 17 of which have been at Mann Eye. Every day, she strives to provide the best care when scheduling co-managed patients, and to maintain communication between Mann Eye and co-managing doctors. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading.

Skie Couvillion

Skie Couvillion

Co-Management Coordinator

Skie has been with Mann Eye for over 4 years and Ophthalmology for 11.  She brings her vast experience, knowledge, and passion for patient care. Skie will be managing internal support with scheduling, making sure your offices have all the documents needed to successfully file post operative cataract surgeries, records, and provide a VIP care to your patients as their personal patient concierge.

Reach Out!

Want to learn more? Reach out to one of our dedicated co-management team members using the details below.

You can also give us a call or text us at (713) 580-2506 (Houston) or (512) 879-3754 (Austin).

We Value Your Feedback

Our co-management team is continuously looking for ways to improve processes to better serve you and your patients. We are sincerely interested in your thoughts, concerns and suggestions.

What Other Doctors Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

We have implemented multiple measures practice-wide to ensure your patients will get back to you for their refraction, glasses prescription, purchase of their glasses, and to resume their annual routine eye care with you. We have trained all of our staff from the front desk to scribes and doctors on how to navigate a co-managed/direct-referred patient during the course of their care with us. We also have periodic refresher meetings with staff to reinforce their original training. Additionally, we have an alert system. Any time a patient’s chart is opened, an alert pops up in the middle of the screen. We drive the message in the alert to tailor to your preferences on specific details. One of the standard alerts that automatically pops up reads, ‘Do not write Rx – pt to return to OD for Rx and continue routine eyecare’.

Another measure we have implemented is adding a statement on the patient disclosure form they sign prior to eye surgery. The disclosure states the patient understands that all of their optical services will be provided by their original eye care provider. With the mentioned steps in place, we are confident you will not be disappointed by our efforts to make sure your patient returns to your practice.

Yes. Our goal is for your patient to meet their surgeon prior to surgery. Our counselors are well trained and understand the importance of your patient meeting their surgeon prior to surgery.

Yes. Our surgeons are always here for you and your patients. The surgeon will also contact you via text message the day of your patient’s procedure to give you an update on your patient after the procedure is complete. Beyond the initial text, our surgeons believe it is important to keep good lines of communication open between our co-managing doctors and the doctors at Mann Eye. You are welcome to call, text, email anyone on the co-management team and the surgeon, as you need to. We are here for you all the time.

Yes! You are welcome to join your patient for his or her surgery. When you decide you want to join your patient’s eye surgery, please contact your PRC, they will be happy to coordinate the details for you.

We use the most advanced technology for the best possible refractive outcome. For cataract surgery, we offer the Catalys® Precision Laser System and the ORA® system. Our femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery gives patients a customized laser treatment while providing increased safety and accuracy for a better visual outcome. Using the ORA, our cataract surgeons can verify that patients are receiving the correct premium intraocular lens implant in “real-time” during surgery. We also have the latest in premium lens options.

For our Advanced LASIK procedures, we use the WaveLight® System which includes the FS200 femtosecond laser and the EX500 excimer laser. We also offer Contoura and Iris Registration. This allows for precise mapping of the cornea to find any imperfections by having a better focus on the surface and the curvature.

We have many different vision correction options if a patient is not deemed a good candidate for LASIK. These include PRK, ICL and RLE procedures to help patients enjoy reduced dependency on glasses and contacts, regardless of their prescription. Determining candidacy is why it’s so important to send your patient for a consultation. We will perform vigorous testing to make sure it’s safe for the patient to have surgery and to identify which procedure is the right choice for their unique vision and eyes.

At Mann Eye, we do things a little differently. We set ourselves apart by having a PRC to communicate with during the entire process. You will be informed when your referrals are received and when your patients are booked for surgery. Our surgical counselors make all post-operative appointments while your patient is in our office to ensure the patient returns to you for aftercare. You will be notified by one of our surgeons once the surgery is completed to learn how your patient is doing. Communication with the surgeon and PRC is vital, and we strive to keep that open to provide a great experience for you and your patient and to ensure we are on the same page. Our goal is a seamless experience for the patient leaving your office and coming into ours and all the way through to the procedure and aftercare.


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Partner With Mann Eye Institute

Want to learn more or ready to refer your first patient? Reach out to one of our dedicated co-management team members using the details below.

You can also give us a call at
(713) 580-2506 (Houston) or (512) 879-3754 (Austin).


The Mann Eye Institute is a leading eye care facility with seventeen locations in Humble, West Humble, Houston, Central Austin, North Austin, Sugar Land, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Livingston, Bay City, Pearland, Baytown, Tomball and Cleveland, Texas. With various locations in the Houston and Austin areas we can provide the full continuum of care, including; designer eyewear and eye care needs, LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery, premium lens implants and dry eye treatment options. If you are seeking expert eye doctors in Texas contact us today!

Copperfield Office
6860 Highway 6 North, Ste. A
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 500-9605

Pearland Office
10223 Broadway St., Ste. J
Pearland, TX 77584
(281) 971-9332

Spring Office
2616 FM 2920 Ste. I
Spring, TX 77388
(281) 353-8300

Tomball Office
14079 FM 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
(346) 701-4029

Katy Office
750 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 392-3937

Humble - Deerbrook Office
9802 FM 1960 W, Ste. 110
Humble, Texas 77338
(281) 446-9333

Sugar Land Office
6424 E. Riverpark Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(713) 580-2525

Humble - S. Memorial Office
18850 S. Memorial Blvd.
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-7900

Livingston Office
1601 US-59 Loop North, Ste. 100
Livingston, Texas 77351
(936) 327-3937

Cleveland Office
429 West Southline
Cleveland, TX 77327
(281) 592-4343

Bay City Office
3612 Avenue F
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-1450

Baytown Office
4750 East Freeway
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 421-2020

South Austin Office
2600 Via Fortuna, Ste. 400
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-4123

North Austin Office
4314 W. Braker Lane Ste. 215
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 200-3937

Sun City Office
1530 Sun City Blvd., Ste. 150
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 327-3792

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