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.
Our optometrists 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 Your Kyle Eye Doctors:
Dr. Tony Jacob was raised in snowy Edmonton, Canada. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 2004 and then pursued his Doctorate at the University of Houston, graduating in 2008. After traveling throughout Texas, he finally found home passing through Central Texas and Austin. Over the course of six years in the area, he became an active member of the community professionally and socially.
He founded Kyle Vision Source in 2013 with the aspiration of providing personalized care to his current and future patients.
Dr. Jacob is still accepting patients subject to availability. We ask that you request your appointments one month in advance with him.
Dr. Isabel Ruiz was born in Bolivia, and at a young age, her family moved to the United States. Growing up her parents worked various jobs so that she and her sibling could attend college, and their work ethic and sacrifices have always been strong motivators for pursuing her education. She first received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University.
She then graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry degree. As a student, Dr. Ruiz was awarded a letter of clinical excellence from her attending faculty. She completed externships with Fort Worth Community Eye Clinic and with the Indian Health Service which both emphasized diagnosing, treating and managing various eye diseases, as well as working with underserved populations. Dr. Ruiz is licensed as a Therapeutic Glaucoma Specialist and is a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.
Dr. Ruiz is fluent in Spanish and is happy to conduct Spanish eye exams. Being one of six siblings, she loves being part of a big family! In her spare time, she likes trying new cuisines, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring Austin.
Dr. Kim Nguyen is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, where she attended Louisiana State University and received a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Science. After leaving Louisiana, she graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry with honors and is now licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist. As a student, she trained in comprehensive eye health and vision care at Acadian Vision Associates in Lafayette, Louisiana where she was able to learn opthalmic laser procedures. She also completed an externship at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas that focused on managing ocular disease for the underserved community. She looks forward to providing education and up-to-date treatments for your eye health and visual needs.
She understands that having a great work-life balance is important to being a well-rounded practitioner. So when she is not seeing patients, she is taking care of her animals, traveling, or exploring new cuisine.
Dr. Tyler Thornton is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, where he lived for the first 18 years of his life before attending Clemson University for Bioengineering. After graduating cum laude, he attended MCPHS University School of Optometry in Worcester, MA.
He completed an externship at the Family health Center of Worcester, MA, where he attended to the visual needs of the under-privileged community. He also completed externships at VA hospitals in Wyoming and Florida, where he learned more about working with the varied needs of our veterans.
His eye care passions include contact lenses and education on the finer points of our visual system. Outside of working, he has keen interests in travelling, sports (especially Clemson football), the outdoors, and trivia (watch for him on Jeopardy some day).
Dr. Kymber Blaschke is licensed as a Therapeutic Glaucoma Specialist. Originally from the small town of Yorktown, Texas, she fully enjoyed growing up in a family full of Aggies. This lead to her journey to Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Dr. Blaschke then went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry, graduating with honors from the University of Houston School of Optometry. Her training included externships at the San Antonio VA and multiple clinics throughout the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. These clinical experiences aided in furthering her knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of various ocular diseases.
As a small town girl with lots of Texas pride, Dr. Blaschke loves treating patients as family. One of her favorite things to do in the exam room is educate you about your vision and eye health, including the latest technology available to assist you in your needs. She looks forward to providing excellent and thorough eye care for everyone!
In her spare time Dr. Blaschke enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the world and exploring the food of the world, and playing sports.
Dr. Nimra Shaikh was raised in Houston, Texas where she attended The University of Houston and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating she decided to stay and receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from The University of Houston College of Optometry and become a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist. She completed externships at the Lackland Airforce Base, in San Antonio, Texas and a Community Eye Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Shaikh looks forward to providing care for overall eye health, visual needs, and ocular diseases.
When she is not in clinic, Dr. Shaikh likes to spend her time with friends and family back in Houston, or exploring various boba and ice cream spots in Austin with her husband.