Your Optometrist, Dr. Catherine Kristynik

A native of Brenham, Texas, Dr. Catherine Kristynik is a second-generation optometrist who received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kristynik earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree with Magna Cum Laude honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2017. During her optometric education, Dr. Kristynik completed externships at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (San Antonio, TX) and Cedar Springs Eye Clinic (Dallas, TX). She trained with cataract, vitreoretinal, corneal, oculoplastic surgeons, as well as glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, and diabetic specialists.

Dr. Kristynik is a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist who has special interests in primary vision care, specialty contact lens fittings, problem-focused eye exams, pediatric eye care, and pre- and post-operative care. She has a strong passion for providing personable, thorough, and educative care to all of her patients. Her favorite part about being an optometrist is getting to know patients and the daily challenge of compiling an individualized treatment plan for each patient, especially lifestyle prescribing with corrective lenses.

Dr. Kristynik is a member of the Harris County Optometric Society, Texas Optometric Association, Ocular Nutrition Society, American Optometric Association and American Academy of Optometry.

When Dr. Kristynik is not at Blinc, she enjoys spending time with her husband Stan and two dogs (Boozer and Tyson), traveling, and baking her amazing banana bread.