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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Family Vision Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Abilene.

Dr. Dorothy M. Preston, O.D.

Dr. Preston grew up in northern Wisconsin and performed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She then went on to graduate from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1987. Dorothy moved to Abilene with her husband, Kerry, who served a three-year commission at Dyess Air Force Base hospital. Thinking highly of Abilene, they decided to stay and make it their home. They have since raised their two daughters, Allie and Laura, here. Dorothy joined Family Vision Associates in 1992. She enjoys her work and caring for all of her wonderful patients. Dr. Preston is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. Outside the office, Dorothy has served on numerous boards in the community and is currently active in the Abilene Philharmonic Association and Community Foundation Future Fund. In her free time she and her husband enjoy golfing, traveling, and spending time with their grown daughters.

Dr. StevenDr. Steven C. Ezzell, O.D.

Dr. Ezzell is an Abilene native and a graduate of Abilene High School. He attended Abilene Christian University for two years during which he played baseball for the Wildcats. He went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University. In 1998, Dr. Ezzell received a Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry and joined Family Vision Associates in July of that year. Dr. Ezzell sees patients of all ages and uses the latest in technology to perform evaluation of the visual system, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and refractive surgery consultation. Dr. Ezzell is member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. Outside of the practice Dr. Ezzell enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He serves on the board of directors of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center and is active at his church. Dr. Ezzell’s wife, Carin, is also an Abilene native and they have two sons, Andrew and Matthew.

Dr. DarrenDr. Darren L. Postelwait, O.D.

Dr. Postelwait is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of Oklahoma State University. After receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1998, he completed a post-graduate residency in hospital-based optometry at the Amarillo Veterans Administration Medical Clinic in Amarillo, Texas. He joined Family Vision Associates in 2003 and is member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. Dr. Postelwait’s optometric experience includes primary care, contact lenses, ocular disease and geriatrics.  Outside of the office, he enjoys photography, archery, and traveling with his wife Susan.