Doctors and Staff


Dr. McGough


John R. McGough, O.D.

Doctor of Optometry


Dr. McGough was born and raised in Louisiana. He attended and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana. In 1980, Dr. McGough moved to Houston, Texas to pursue a career in eye care. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1984 from the University of Houston College of Optometry. After graduation Dr. McGough moved to Tyler, Texas and started his private practice in the Westwood Shopping Center at the intersection of Loop 323 and Hwy. 31 West where it still is today. Dr. McGough has been a member of the Tyler and East Texas community for well over 25 years.

Dr. McGough is a Therapeutic Optometrist experienced in all aspects of eye care and management, whether it is direct care of visual assessment, contact lens fitting, eye trauma, and eye disease or co-management of eye disease and surgical procedures such as cataract or LASIK. He is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and has also served on the board of the Prevent Blindness organization in Tyler.

Dr. McGough established his private practice in August 1984 in the Westwood Shopping Center at the intersection of the Chandler Highway and Loop 323 on the west side of Tyler where it is still located today. He has tried to positively influence others who were interested in eye care careers. One of these, Dr. Drew Douglas, joined the practice in 1995. They acquired TSO of Tyler, located in the French Quarter, in August of 2000.  Both Dr. McGough and Dr. Douglas continue to practice at both Texas State Optical and East Texas Vision Center.

Dr. McGough's wife, Dinky, is the business manager of both practices. She has helped to develop and maintain the highest level of patient care and service since 1985. They have a combined total of 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. Some of his activities include playing softball in Tyler for over 20 years, and hanging out on Lake Palestine where he enjoys boating, fishing, and watching the kids and grandkids doing water sports. Dr. McGough also enjoys traveling with family and friends, attending NASCAR races and 4-wheeling events.


Dr. Douglas


Drew D. Douglas, O.D.

Doctor of Optometry



Dinky McGough


Dinky McGough

Business Manager


Dinky is the business manger of East Texas Vision Center in Tyler, and has been working with Dr. McGough since 1985. She began her career in eye care services in 1983 and has always focused on what was best for the patient. Her many years as an experienced optician and knowledge in optics are invaluable. Dinky is dedicated to upholding the highest quality of eye care services and materials for our patients.





Jamie Braden

Operations Manager


East Texas Vision Center Staff