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. 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. Jaime Falco has been in practice for over 10 years. Before pursuing optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry she completed degrees in Vertebrate Biology and Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her vast optometric experience includes pediatrics, geriatrics, over 100,000 contact lens fits, and proactive health management.
She is the author of three nationally accredited lectures, consults for pharmaceutical and nutritional companies, and has been interviewed by over 20 national publications and blogs in the areas of health, wellness, and nutrition.
Dr. Falco’s passion for health and happiness lead her to pursue an education in both Eastern and Western medicine; she has completed over 200 hours of studies and coursework in vinyasa yoga and yogi studies. Licensed in several states, Dr. Falco practices at the highest level of optometry and is constantly researching new and innovative techniques and treatments to help patients see and feel great. Se habla español tambien.
When she’s not helping people see and live their best lives, Dr. Falco enjoys traveling, visiting museums, wildlife photography, and outdoor activities. She adores her husband, toddler, and coffee.
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).