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. 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. 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.
Dr. Felipe De Leon was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Incarnate Word where he received his Bachelor of Science in Vision Science. He then went on to attend Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry where he received his Doctorate of Optometry. Dr. De Leon furthered his education by completing externships in primary eye care at a private practice in Dallas, Texas and at NY LASIK laser and microsurgery institute in Manhattan, New York where he worked alongside Ophthalmologists that focused on ocular surgery. Dr. De Leon strives to provide exceptional eye care to satisfy the patient’s visual needs including treatment and management of diseases including glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. Outside of clinic, Dr. De Leon enjoys watching and playing sports, traveling, trying new foods, and rooting for the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys.
Dr. Patrick Clark is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He grew up in Rio Grande City, a part of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. After graduating high school with a dual Associate’s degree in Biology, he went on to complete Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio with honors. He then continued his education at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, earning his Doctor of Optometry and awarded the honor of class valedictorian.
While in optometry school he was fortunate to receive multiple awards and honors. Dr. Clark completed clinical rotations at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and an Ophthalmology private practice in San Antonio. Immediately following optometry school, Dr. Clark accepted a residency position at the Doris Miller VA Medical Center in Waco, TX, where he completed an ocular disease residency serving our nation’s Veterans. While in residency, he became proficient in the treatment and management of glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome.
While not in clinic, Dr. Clark enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling to new places with his wonderful wife and friends. Dr. Clark is also a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs and America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.