At Aspire Vision Care, our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Chris was born and raised in Austin, TX. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has taught private trumpet lessons to high school and middle school students. Chris has performed with many local symphonies including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, and Round Rock Symphony. He also has completed financial planning courses through the University of Texas to help prepare him for his role as business manager of Aspire Vision Care. When not at work, you will most likely find Chris either watching or attending any Longhorn sporting event. Since Chris is a fourth generation Longhorn, he definitely bleeds orange! If it’s not football, basketball, or baseball season, Chris also enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Guenthner, his children, Nicholas, Grace, and Emily and their cat, Scarlet, and their cocker spaniel, Sunday.
Charly grew up an Army brat, so she has moved around her entire life. Her home is here in Texas though, and she and her husband bought their first home in Georgetown three years ago, where they live with their four daughters, two dogs, and one very old cat. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, dabble in photography, and go shopping.
Charly started here at Aspire in 2015. She helps run the therapy clinic and sits down with patients and their parents to explain how therapy will change their lives. Charly also helps Sarah in the front, by checking out patients and helping with any insurance questions.
3 things I would bring to an island:
– My corgi, Helo, because he’s a hunter
-A hammock, to sleep comfortably
-Swiss Army Knife, for obvious reasons
Favorite part about my job:
“Meeting with patients and their patents to help them understand how we will change their and their child’s lives”
Tyler is excited to help you and your family choose that perfect frame and lenses to help you see the best while looking your best. He is great at at finding a fashionable frame and will walk you through the lens selection process to create the perfect pair of glasses to fit your needs.
Tyler is now has paraoptometric certification.
Pam has been a part of the Aspire Vision Care team since the practice opened in 2010. She has been in the Optometric field for 30 years as a patient care coordinator, optician, paraoptometric assistant and is currently a Vision Therapist. Pam is currently working on becoming a certified therapist with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). “I have gone through the process of vision training, so I know firsthand what an impact vision can make on a person’s life. I have the privilege of helping patients reach their full potential and the joy of watching them transform right in front of my eyes. My goal is to help as many people as I can reach their full potential in life.”
In my free time, I enjoy crafts, making garden stones, and quilts. Every chance I get I spend time with my daughter Charlie and grand pup Roy.
It’s not what you LOOK AT, it’s what you SEE. – Henry David Thoreau.
What I LOVE about my job? Witnessing change.
If I were on a deserted island I would take: A helicopter, a pilot and cases of water.
Robin is a vision therapist at Aspire Vision Care since 2013. Robin has two grown sons and has lived in Austin with her husband since 1995. She believes that no matter how old you are, you should never stop moving or playing. In her free time, she enjoys live music and music festivals, camping, hiking, biking, volunteering, traveling, and hula hooping.
3 Things She’d Bring to a Deserted Island:
1) The Big Book of “How to Survive on a Deserted Island”
2) Kilo of coffee
3) Waterproof matches
Thing She Likes About Her Job
Hearing about the positive changes in patients’ lives that Vision Therapy helped to make
Sarah is a certified paraoptometric and has been with Aspire Vision Care since 2016. She is usually the friendly voice you’ll hear on the phone and the first face you’ll see when walking in the door.
Sarah is originally from West Virginia and has lived several other places, but she’s fallen in love with Austin’s geography and culture. When she’s not at work, she can be found checking out locales around Austin with her boyfriend or at home relaxing with her two cats, Captain Jack Harkness, and Rose Tyler.
Favorite thing about job:
There are many different eye care options and services, and Sarah loves helping people find the solution that best fits their visual needs.
3 things I would bring to a desert island:
- My cats
- My Kobo e-reader (it’s waterproof!)
- Solar charger