Meet The Blink Eyecare Team

Dr. Kayla Gaddis

Dr. Kayla Gaddis graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University before earning her doctorate from the University of Houston. While in school she was awarded a number of honors including those for Golden Key, Lambda Sigma, and Tau Kappa honors societies. During optometry school, she led a clinical trial and completed intense training in all aspects of vision and ocular disease.

After school Dr. Gaddis practiced in Louisiana in a high volume medial practice before returning to her native Texas to found her own independent clinic, Blink Eyecare. Over the years Dr. Gaddis’ hard work and dedication to her patients’ care has lead to the practice growing into one of the most highly rated practices in this part of the country and routinely wins awards for “Best Optometrist” in the area. She is passionate about combining best medical practices with best patient experiences!

Continuing her work in the field and in her community, Dr. Gaddis is frequently asked to speak at engagements and conferences as an authority on cutting edge dry eye care and on leadership. Due to advanced capability and training, she has also been part of several pilot programs to bring cutting edge contacts to patients even before they are widely available. She is passionate about being an active member of the community and uses her spare time to support and volunteer for several local charities.

Dr. Gaddis is a member of the National Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the Texas Optometric Association.

In her spare time she loves traveling with her husband and two children, exercising, and being gracious in winning the A&M vs LSU debate with her husband.

Dr. Andrew Kryder, O.D.

Dr. Andrew Kryder grew up in Dallas where he attended St. Mark’s School of Texas before graduating from Hendrix College. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Kryder earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas. While in optometry school, he became a multi-published author for a series of research projects and conducted extensive community outreach programs providing eyecare to those in need. He was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and completed extensive training through externships focusing on pediatrics, surgical co-management, and disease specialties at sites around San Antonio and in Florida.

Finding a passion for advanced disease care, Dr. Kryder chose to pursue further training and certification by completing an additional residency with Nova Southeastern University and the Department of Veterans affairs. During this time he set several performance records for the residency program, received multiple awards for service above and beyond the call of duty, and further completed training and certification through the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center.

After serving in the VA, Dr. Kryder moved back to his native North Texas and joined the Blink Eyecare team. With his advanced training and experience, Dr. Kryder specializes in the management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye, and advanced disease cases. He has extensive experience treating eye conditions such as foreign bodies, infections, and all forms of vision correction. Dr. Kryder is a member of the National Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the Texas Optometric Association.

Dr. Kryder spends his free time with his wife and daughter who lovingly tolerate his “dad jokes” and enjoy spending time outdoors, volunteering, and with their dogs.

Our Staff

  • Lori
    Lori

    Office Manager

    Lori

    Office Manager

    Lori helps to lead our team as Office Manager with experience in accounting, claims, and customer service. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and two children, and cheering on all their favorite sports teams together.

  • Kristi
    Kristi

    Insurance Coordinator

    Kristi

    Insurance Coordinator

    Kristi is part of our amazing front desk team with expertise in insurance billing and scheduling. She has two college age children and in her spare time enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dog Charli.

  • Karina
    Karina

    Billing

    Karina

    Billing

    Karina is part of our patient-focused billing team. She has experience with insurance and helping out with any billing concerns. In her free time she enjoys exercising and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

  • Krystal
    Krystal

    Front Desk

    Krystal

    Front Desk

    Krystal is part of our front desk team. She loves working in Customer Service and considers herself a people person. She feels it is important to be present every day with a bright attitude because front desk personnel are typically the first faces patients see when they walk in. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in General Studies. Her plans are to continue to grow in the Optometry field. In her spare time she loves working out, cooking, painting, spending time with family and friends, and pretty much anything outdoors.

  • LeeAnn
    LeeAnn

    Front Desk

    LeeAnn

    Front Desk

    LeeAnn is a part of our front desk team. She has many years of customer service experience and loves to meet new people. She has two very active sons. Her oldest is at The University of North Texas and her youngest is at Boyd High School. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and sons.

  • Nikki
    Nikki

    Front Desk

    Nikki

    Front Desk

    Nikki is part of our front desk team and is one of the first friendly faces that you will see when walking through the door. She lives in McKinney with her husband and three children. In her free time she enjoys yoga, designing wedding flowers, and spending time with her family and puppy, Sadie Mae.

  • Camiel
    Camiel

    Optician

    Camiel

    Optician

    Camiel is part of our knowledgeable optical team with over 15 years experience. Her expertise and passion is helping patients find the best frame and lens options to enhance their look and lifestyle. Camiel enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea

    Optician

    Chelsea

    Optician

    Chelsea is part of our friendly optical team. With several years of experience as an Optician and over 10 years in customer service, she enjoys interacting with patients and putting smiles on their faces. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors with her fiancé and their dog as well as spending time with family.

  • Darla
    Darla

    Optician

    Darla

    Optician

    Darla is part of our expert optical team. She is ABO certified and has over 20 years of experience. She uses her experience and expertise to help patients select the best frames and lenses. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband.

  • Hannah
    Hannah

    Tech

    Hannah

    Tech

    Hannah is part of our tech team and is currently a junior in college majoring in Biology. She is on the pre-med track and aspires to someday become a doctor. In her free time she enjoys working out, traveling, and going two-stepping and country dancing. Her biggest goal in life is to become a girl boss.

  • Reagan
    Reagan

    Tech

    Reagan

    Tech

    Reagan is part of our tech team and is determined to go into medical sales. She is interested in optometry medical sales or animal medical sales. She loves hanging with her friends, family, and boyfriend as well as walking her crazy mini golden doodle.

  • Sydney
    Sydney

    Tech

    Sydney

    Tech

    Sydney is part of our tech team. She is an aspiring Optometrist and has had this passion since she was a little girl. She graduated from UT Tyler and enjoys fitness, eating crawfish, and spending time with her family.