HHS joins medical records dump investigation

TOMBALL, Texas – With the help of Tomball Police, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is investigating the illegal dumping of thousands of medical records.

The more than 20 boxes of records belonged to former Today’s Vision patients and employees, including their Social Security numbers.

“I can assure you of the gravity of the situation,” Today’s Vision executive director Greg Watson said. “It’s disturbing.”

Watson said Today’s Vision’s more than 50 offices in Texas, including 35 in the Houston area, are independently owned and operated.

The Willowbrook location, where most of the records came from, was sold 90 days ago to another optometry corporation, MyEyeDr, documents provided by Watson show.

The Today’s Vision Willowbrook website is still online, but Watson said that will soon change. 

“The Today’s Willowbrook location no longer exists,” he said. 

Dr. Donald Glenz owned and operated the two Today’s Vision locations in Willowbrook and Tomball, where all the records appeared to have originated.

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