Dr. Kirscht’s journey into optometry started at the age of nine when she was first in her family to receive a pair of glasses. Being the ever-curious individual, Dr. Kirscht scoured the library to learn more about eyes and along the way, discovered her fascination for science and health. As the years progressed, she started her first job as an optometric technician in high school where she developed more interest in the complexities of the eye. Dr. Kirscht became determined to educate herself and her community through the prevention and treatment of ocular and vision health.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio with Honors, she went on to study for her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. During her academic career, she received a coveted Clinical Excellence Award for her clinical performance and worked as a teaching assistant to help other students further develop their clinical skills. She completed her externship training at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from her program in 2017. Dr. Kirscht is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist licensed by the Texas Optometry Board. She is also an active member of both the North Texas Optometric Society and American Optometry Association.
When she is not working with patients, Dr. Kirscht enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and their two dogs, Mochi and Boba.
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Originally from a small town in California, Maribel moved to Allen, Texas as a teen and never looked back. She has worked as a patient care coordinator and an optometric technician for over three years. She has always been motivated to learn and pursue continuing education. Maribel is looking forward to building on her experience in the optometry field and working towards the goal of obtaining her Paraoptometric Certification. At Delta Eye Care, Maribel is here to help assist patients with making sure patients have a smooth and efficient flow from start to finish. Outside of work whether it’s surprising her family with new recipes or enjoying a quiet movie night, she dedicates spending time with husband, three daughters and their cat, Miso.
Shay is a native Texan from the City of Marshall. With many years’ experience working as an optician, Shay deploys her technical knowledge and personalized approach to helping patients at Delta Eye Care. Shay entered the optical world through an unexpected experience during her own eye exam. Shay witnessed a young child receive their first pair of glasses. Seeing the child’s face light up with joy when she saw the world with clarity inspired her to become an optician. As a lover of fashion, Shay takes pride in helping patients pick out the perfect frame to suit their individual personality and style. When not at work, Shay enjoys cooking with her husband and spending time with their four boys and dog, Star.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduating high school, James served seven years in the US Army working as a Signals Intelligence Analyst. During his service, James served one tour in Afghanistan leading an aviation intelligence section where he was awarded the Air Medal. After leaving the military James went on to study at The University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating from UTD, James set out to learn more about optics while working as an optician. With a new passion for eyewear and a mission to educate patients, James partnered with his wife, Dr. Kimmy Kirscht to start Delta Eye Care.
James now oversees the office, including a full service optical with an in-house finishing lab for the lenses. He prides himself on fitting patients in bold and unique frames with high quality ophthalmic lenses. During his off time, James enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two dogs, Mochi and Boba.