Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Dr. Rippley and Dr. Nguyen will take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Katie Rippley, OD, Diplomat ABO; President & CEO EyeCare of Denton
Specializing in Family Optometry with primary interest in eye and vision problems of all ages. Specialty interest includes contact lenses, keratoconus, corneal disease, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.
Dr. Rippley’s professional career has spanned more than 25 years. She joined Cornea Associates of Texas in 1986 upon graduation from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She founded EyeCare of Denton in 1988 where she currently practices. Dr. Rippley is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry and is an Optometric Glaucoma specialist.
Dr. Rippley is a long standing member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and the North East Texas Optometric Society and is an alumni of Chi Omega.
Dr. Rippley is married to fellow optometrist, Dr. Kim Castleberry. They have 4 adult children and 1 granddaughter. Family time in California, sailing, beach going, working out, cooking, shopping, bicycling, reading and dining are favorite past times. You can even spot Dr. Rippley on the back of her husband’s motorcycle cruising down Pacific Coast Highway from time to time!
Kim Anh Nguyen is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist. Dr. Nguyen earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry where she graduated Cum Laude. Prior to this, she graduated from the University of Waterloo and received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, with minors in both Psychology and Biology.
Dr. Nguyen was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society throughout all four years of optometry school, and during her second year was recognized as the Class of 2013 Outstanding Student. During her time at the college, Dr. Nguyen was recognized for outstanding performance in Pediatrics, Ocular diagnostics/Medical Eye Service, and Family Practice clinics. In her final two years of optometry school, she was also a teacher’s assistant for the second year medical procedures lab.
While completing clinical externships at the Eye Center of Texas and Berkeley Eye Center, Dr. Nguyen was under the direct guidance of several optometrists and surgeons. In addition to providing primary care and routine eye exams, Dr. Nguyen also received training for managing various ocular pathologies such as dry eye, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. She was also able to directly observe multiple surgical procedures, and provide post-operative care for cataract and LASIK patients.
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy cooking, travelling, and exploring new restaurants. Dr. Nguyen is also an active member of the Texas Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Thea Jordan spends most of the year working for the Essilor Vision Foundation providing eye exams and glasses to children in Fort Worth area schools. When this program is on hiatus, she does relief work for optometrists in North Texas. She feels fortunate to have worked in many excellent offices in the area for the last 6 years, providing time off for other doctors.Dr. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Houston and the University of Houston College of Optometry. She is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and is an optometric glaucoma specialist.She is a native of Oklahoma, long time resident of Baja Oklahoma, and also spent many years in Atlanta, Ga.She enjoys reading, quilting, and walking her dog, Bucky, in her free time.
Dr. Alex Reed is a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist. He provides full scope primary eye care, treatment of eye disease and contact lens fitting.Dr. Reed graduated from Lyons High School in 2005 in Lyons, KS. In 2009 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Dr. Reed graduated in 2013 with his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. While a student at UHCO, Dr. Reed was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, the Optometric Student Association Social Chairman, and a teacher’s assistant for the optometry clinic procedures and ophthalmic optics courses. Dr. Reed was awarded the most outstanding teacher’s assistant award for the 2012-2013 school year.
His professional affiliations include the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association.
When not working, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.