Dr. Makler has been in private practice in Richardson since 1976. He graduated from Oklahoma University in 1968 and from University of Houston College of Optometry in 1972. Dr. Makler is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, the Dallas County Optometric Society and the Air Force Association. At age 15, Dr. Makler obtained Eagle Scout in BSA, and from 1972-1976, he was Chief of Optometry at Carswell Air Force Base. Dr. Makler is involved in the "Sight for Students" program providing free eye examinations and free eyewear to children.  Dr. Makler has obtained the recognition as a "Therapeutic Optometrist" and "Optometric Glaucoma Specialist." The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has certified Dr. Makler as a "Diplomate, American Board of Optometry". The Oklahoma School of Optometry has recently named Dr. Makler as adjunct professor to participate in the education of optometry students.




Dr. Lema Sbenaty earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 2013 at Middle Tennessee State University before completing her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2019. From there, she completed externships in both Texas and Alabama with a heavy emphasis in ocular disease. She was previously employed at a refractive and cataract surgical center, where she helped manage referrals from local ODs and gained experience in diagnosing and managing a variety of diseases and conditions. These specialties include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, amblyopia or lazy eye, and corneal injuries and diseases. As an optometrist at Makler Optical, Dr. Sbenaty specializes in comprehensive eye care and ocular disease management. She works with patients of all ages and speaks fluent Arabic. She also has a particular love for geriatric care. 
In her free time, she is a competitive long distance runner and has competed in numerous 5K races and half marathons.