Dr. Kristin Patrick
Dr. Kristin Patrick was born and raised in a small town in Southwest Missouri. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Dr. Patrick moved to Tahlequah, OK in 2013 to attend Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry in 2017. Dr. Patrick is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association and College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Patrick always knew she wanted to help people from a young age. While she adores patients of all ages, she has a passion for pediatrics and helping those little eyes see the best they can while developing and learning. This passion runs all the way back to when Dr. Patrick was a little kid herself. She still can remember the day her vision was corrected and the astonishment she felt after realizing the details that she had missed. Helping her patients see all the vivid pieces of the world fuels her heart every day.
Giving back is really important to Dr. Patrick. One of her favorite volunteer opportunities is at the Opening Eyes Special Olympics event each year. Here she is able to help the athletes perform their best by ensuring they have healthy eyes and clear vision. Dr. Patrick is a provider of the InfantSee program which helps detect early developmental and visual challenges.
Dr. Patrick married her husband, Aaron, in September 2013. They have two precious fur babies named Jenny and Maddox. They love going to BattleCreek Church in Broken Arrow. Together they enjoy traveling to explore new cultures and landscapes, spending time with family and friends and being in the midst of the great outdoors. Dr. Patrick likes hiking, gardening and baking sweet treats. Dr. Patrick is extremely excited for the opportunity to join the family at Insight Eyecare, and work alongside Dr. Tate to serve the community at the Glenpool office.
“It is my dream to have all of our patients experience and enjoy all aspects of life with the clearest and most comfortable vision possible. I want to help our patients understand their ocular health and use technology when available to make this happen.” – Dr. Kristin Patrick
Dr. Peyton Porter
Originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dr. Porter attended the University of Arkansas and graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Porter then obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Dr. Porter graduated SCO magna cum laude in 2021.
During her time in optometry school, Dr. Porter was a member of Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and Beta Kappa Sigma Honor Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Porter enjoys traveling, going to museums, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Porter attends church at the Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Tulsa.
Dr. Porter is excited to join the Insight Eyecare family and looks forward to serving the Jenks community. She is committed to providing personalized care for all of her patients.
Dr. Kyle Tate
Dr. Tate was born and raised in Tulsa where he attended Jenks and Metro Christian Academy. It was at Northeastern State University where he realized Optometry was an amazing field where he could make peoples lives better. Dr. Tate says, “I believe everybody deserves to enjoy the beauty in our world every day through amazing vision! My goal is to help each patient understand their options and the technology that can impact them every day through their eyewear and eyecare. That is worth working hard towards.”
In 2007, he received his Bachelors of Science in Organismic Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Dr. Tate began optometry school that year at The Oklahoma College of Optometry, where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2011. Immediatley after graduation Dr. Tate began his ocular disease residency with Eyecare Associates of South Tulsa. Soon after Dr. Tate completed his board certification in optometry and completed his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Tate met his wife, DruShea Dear, in microbiology class at Northeastern. The two became lab partners and the rest was history. Soon after they were married they moved back to the Bixby area on a few acres. Dru is an attorney who focuses on Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probates. Her passion is to help clients breakdown the issues, craft creative solutions, and get the problem resolved as quick and effective as possible. She can be reached at www.southcountylawok.com.
In his spare time Dr. Tate enjoys restoring old cars, spending time on the water, hunting, farm work and being with his family. On May 2nd, 2013 Dr. Tate and his wife Dru had their first child, Lexi Nichole Tate! She has been Dr. Tate’s pride and joy, Lexi even helps him in the garage on his Mustang. Lexi has grown to be a loving but fiery little girl. She currently attends Metro Christian Academy where Dr. Tate graduated high school. On June 30th, 2016 they had their second daughter, Holly Layne Tate. Holly is a sweet loving girl who loves to laugh at her big sister and crazy acting dad. Holly absolutely loves makeup and shopping with her mom. The Tate’s were blessed with their 3rd Daughter October 15th, 2018. Gentry Rose Tate is a sweet strawberry blonde girl who laughs at all the crazy antics big sister and dad do.
” My dream is to have everyone be able to see in high definition. Weather that means utilizing high technology scanning technology in the exam room or unique high quality eyewear. I believe glasses and contacts should make your life better! They should not be an annoyance. We have amazing new technology in lenses and unique fun frame companies to choose from.
At Insight Eyecare we can get you glasses you feel confident in how you look and see better than you knew was possible.” -Dr. Kyle Tate