Dr. Bravenec was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Texas A&M University in 2001 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2007. Before entering private practice, he completed a residency in ocular disease at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Dr. Bravenec then accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy, serving from 2009-2012.
In 2010, after a rigorous, year-long process, the American Academy of Optometry selected Dr. Bravenec as a fellow of the Academy—a status held by only a distinguished few Doctors of Optometry in the U.S.
Dr. Bravenec resides in Katy with his wife, Anh, and their daughter, Emma.