Meet Our Staff

tyler vision therapy staff

Dr. Neshia Rudd

Optometrist and Owner of Today’s Vision and Tyler Vision Therapy

Optometrist Dr. Neshia Rudd

Dr. Neshia Rudd graduated in 1998 and has been practicing optometry since. As a native of East Texas, she practiced at DeHaven Eye Clinic before opening her own practice, Today’s Vision and Tyler Vision Therapy.

Dr. Rudd received numerous leadership and service awards while in school, including the Robert William Zipper Memorial Leadership Award. This award was presented to Dr. Rudd for demonstrating leadership skills, compassion for patients, and a dedication to the profession of eye care. Dr. Rudd also completed internships at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo, TX.

Dr. Rudd is an active member of the Tyler Community and a leader in Bible Study Fellowship and at Grace Community Church. She is also an active member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa, American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and the Better Business Bureau. In her free time, Dr. Rudd enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exercising, gourmet cooking, and fly-fishing.

Melissa Black

Vision Therapy Administrator


Melissa Black has been in eye care since 2005, when she graduated from Austin Community College. Her first position was with an optometrist in Austin. She soon moved to Tyler, TX to pursue a teaching certificate, but ended up meeting Dr. Neshia Rudd, who needed help at her new practice. She started working at Today’s Vision in 2007 and was soon promoted to Office Manager. While working with Dr. Rudd, Melissa realized she had a great passion for helping children who were struggling in school because of eye problems. That passion led her to complete Vision Therapy School in 2015. She is now Tyler Vision Therapy’s Vision Therapy Administrator.

Kenia Diaz

Vision Therapist


Kenia is originally from California, but moved to Tyler, TX during Middle School. She started working part-time at Today’s Vision with Dr. Neshia Rudd in 2011 and quickly became interested in vision therapy. She completed Vision Therapy School and now practices as a Vision Therapist at Tyler Vision Therapy.

Pam Konon

Vision Therapist


Pam is a teacher at TK Gorman and practices Vision Therapy part-time at Tyler Vision Therapy. She has a passion for children and helping them learn and succeed in school. After completing multiple Bachelors and Masters degrees, Pam continues to teach in local schools and treat children with eye problems.

More Testimonials
First visit as a new patient. I was impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of the appointment without compromising quality.

– James R.