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. Milburn 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 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 has been caring for her patients here at Eye Care of Denton since graduating in 2013.
Dr. Nguyen completed her clinical externships at the Eye Center of Texas and Berkeley Eye Center in Houston, Texas. 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, post-operative care and provides treatment of ocular pathologies.
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her husband Kelvin Lam is also an optometrist, and they have a three year old son together. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Nguyen is a longstanding active member of the Texas Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Annamarie Milburn is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist. She joined Eye Care of Denton after managing her own private practice in Ohio for 19 years. During this time she enjoyed providing comprehensive family eye care and managing ocular disease. Dr Milburn received her Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2001.
Before going to optometry school, she earned a Bachelors of Science with honors in the Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
She received specialized training in ocular disease while serving our Veterans at the Columbus, Ohio VA clinic. Dr. Annamarie also completed a two year rotation at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.
She is skilled at diagnosing, treating, and managing all forms of eye disease. She has a passion for pediatric optometry and advanced contact lens designs including contact lenses for astigmatism and multifocal contacts.
Dr. Milburn’s husband is also an optometrist and they have three teenage daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, and being involved in her children’s many extracurricular activities.