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Meet the Optometrists
Dr. York is a Therapeutic Doctor of Optometry with glaucoma certification. She specializes in Low Vision, Binocular Vision, Contact Lenses, and surgical co-management and provides emergency eye care. She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Houston, College of Optometry. As a member of the American Optometric Association, Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa (an Optometric Honor Fraternity) she offers high tech quality comprehensive eye care. In 2014 Dr. York became a certified diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Passing the certification examination means the doctor is competent in the latest developments and technological advances in their field as well as being committed to continuing education to stay abreast with preferred practice patterns.
Dr. Fleitman is a bilingual Therapeutic Doctor of Optometry with glaucoma certification. She specializes in Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, Contact Lenses, surgical co-management, general eye care, and treatment of minor eye disease and injury. Dr. Fleitman attended college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1985. She received her Bachelors of Science from Tech in 1989, after which she pursued her dream of Optometry School at the University of Houston. She is a 1993 graduate from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. She received Clinical Letters of Excellence in the areas of Primary Care, Contact Lenses, and Pediatrics. She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Houston, College of Optometry. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association, in which she has received an award for being loyal and dedicated to the profession of optometry for over twenty five years.
Family has always been important to Dr. Fleitman and her Christian faith is evident in the care patients receive from her. Dr. Fleitman and her husband, Wayne live in Lindsay, Texas. They have six children, Dax, Dean, Briley, Brenna, Heidi and Eadie. In her spare time, Dr. Fleitman enjoys reading, volunteering at her church at St. Peters, being a High School religion teacher, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.
York Eye Associates proudly welcomes our newest associate Dr. Chris Deaton. He is a Therapeutic Doctor of Optometry and a Glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Deaton specializes in primary eye care, binocular vision, Contact Lenses, surgical co-management, and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular health conditions such as red eyes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, and many more. Dr. Deaton strives to maintain both the patient’s ocular health as well as their overall health by co-managing with general practitioners and other specialists.
Dr. Chris Deaton graduated with honors from Texas Tech University in 2003 with a Bachelors in Science degree. Prior to becoming an optometrist, Dr. Deaton was a teacher. He taught High School biology, chemistry, and physics as well as being an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College where he taught Mathematics. He taught for nearly 10 years before deciding to become an optometrist. Dr. Deaton graduated with honors from the University of Houston Optometry School in 2016. While at U of H, he received the Practice Management Award of Excellence and was trained in glaucoma surgical procedures.
Dr. Deaton is a member of the Texas Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association. He enjoys using his background as a teacher and applying it in the exam room. Dr. Deaton takes time with his patients and will answer any questions they have.
Dr. Deaton loves spending time with his wife, Kimberley and three kids, Natalie, Brandon, and John. He is an outdoorsman who likes to camp, hike, and hangout by the fire.
William B. Plauche was born and raised in South Louisiana. Dr. Plauche's interest in medicine stems from his grandfather who was a family practice physician that served a small community as the only physician. Observing his grandfather's selfless service to his community made a lasting impression on Dr. Plauche. These influences instilled a strong sense of family and community and ultimately lead to Dr. Plauche pursuing his own career in medicine.
Prior to college, Dr. Plauche entered the United States Army in 1990 and served the next four years as an infantry soldier. He then transferred into the Louisiana National Guard then later into the Army Reserves where he served for the next eleven years, spending the final six years as a medical officer providing medical services to soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. His dedication, motivation and professionalism earned him three Certificates of Achievements, two Army Acheivement Medals and an Army Commendation Medal.
In 1994, while serving in the Louisiana National Guard, Dr. Plauche entered college at Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1998 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Plauche then pursued his dream to become a physician and entered medical school at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating medical school in June of 2002, he entered his Medical Internship as Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas and the following year he started his Ophthalmology Residency at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas while at the same time serving as a medical officer in the United States Army Reserves. His ophthalmology training was completed in June of 2006 and in July of 2006 Dr. Plauche joined RGB Eye Associates in Sherman, Texas.
Dr. Plauche and his wife Cheryl have two children, Avalon and Hunter. Plauche lives in Sherman, Texas where he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and many other outdoor activities.