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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Tanglewood Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Austin.

Joseph McGowan OD

Dr McGowan received his Bachelor of Science in 1993 from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In 1998 he went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston. He also became a licensed Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in 2000. Some of Dr. McGowan’s specialties include treatment of dry eyes, glaucoma, fitting of contacts, eye injury, and lasik co-management. He examines a wide range of patients, including infants as he is part of the Infantsee program.

In his free time Dr. McGowan enjoys spending time with his three children, playing tennis, swimming, and coaching his kids softball and baseball teams!


Kathy Warren ABOC

Office Manager

Kathy has been in the optical field since 1996 after starting out as a optician and lab technician.  She earned her certification as optician in 1997 and started at our office in 2007.  She has  extensive technical knowledge of eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

In her free time Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, watching Nascar racing, and camping on weekends.

Please feel free to e-mail me at katwarren@austin.rr.com


Lauren – Optician


Juli – Optician


Sharon-Optometric Technician