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, Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Porter 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 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 in 2013 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 completed her clinical externships at the Eye Center of Texas and Berkeley Eye Center in Houston, Texas. During these rotations, she provided primary care and treatment of ocular diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. In addition, she received training in pre and post-operative care for cataract and LASIK patients. Here at Eye Care of Denton, Dr. Nguyen performs routine exams, specialty contact lens evaluations, and provides treatment of ocular pathologies.
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and baby boy. Dr. Nguyen is a longstanding active member of the Texas Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.
Wesley Porter is a graduate of University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX where he graduated with honors. Dr. Porter completed his clinical rotations at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX, First Eye Care in Plano, TX, and Bowden Eye Institute and Lighthouse for the Blind, San Antonio, TX. He practices full-scope optometry as a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist. His primary interests are primary care, ocular disease, contact lenses, including specialty contact lenses, and pediatrics.
Dr. Porter is an active member of both the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Porter currently lives in Denton, TX with his wife and three kids. He grew up in Morgan, UT and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he received his Bachelor degree in Exercise Science and a dual minor in Spanish and Business Management. Other than spending time with his family, he enjoys serving in his church, where he served a two-year service mission in Argentina and became fluent in Spanish. He also enjoys exploring the outdoors and playing sports, especially basketball and soccer.