Amy Kirkpatrick-Hartman, O.D., grew up in Panama City, Florida. She attended Gulf Coast Community College for two years after high school and then transferred to Texas A & M University College Station where she earned a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree in 1992. While there, she served as president of the Pre-medical Honor Society.
In 1997, Dr. Kirkpatrick-Hartman received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She continued her leadership role as president of the Student Texas Optometric Society and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kapa Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Kirkpatrick-Hartman began her Optometric career in Austin, Texas, as manager of Beacon Eye Institute Laser Vision Correction Center. After one year, she moved to Houston to work in pre- and post-surgical eye care at the world renowned Mann Berkeley Eye Institute. The following year, she moved to Victoria, Texas, to establish a pre- and post-operative laser vision correction program and protocol for Victoria Eye Center.
After eight years at Victoria Eye Center, Dr. Kirkpatrick-Hartman retired to stay at home with her twin sons and further her passion of increasing community awareness of the importance of infant/child eye examinations and vision screenings. This passion culminated in 2006 when she founded the non-profit organization called Future Sight, which offers free eye exams to any infant six to twelve months of age in Victoria and the surrounding counties.
Dr. Kirkpatrick-Hartman returned to work in 2008 and joined Victoria Family Eye Care where she remained for seven years practicing full-scope optometry. In 2017, she rejoined Victoria Eye Center to continue her work with our outstanding team of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
In her spare time, Dr. Kirkpatrick-Hartman enjoys volunteering with the Head Start program, blind children in our community, the Children’s Discovery Museum, VISD elementary schools and any activities that strive to help children with their vision. She is a Lion’s Club member, First English Lutheran Church member, Texas/American Optometric Association member and a S.T.A.R.S. board member. She also enjoys fishing, outdoor activities, sewing, making greeting cards, cooking, exercise and spending time with her husband, J.R., and twin teenage boys, Ethan and Ryan, as well as all her family and friends.
About Future Sight
Future Sight provides free vision screenings for any interested school, church, day care or child in Victoria and the surrounding communities. Vision in humans develops most rapidly within the first year of life; these free exams are important to detect and treat vision or eye health problems in infants and children so they can have the best possible eyesight for life. Future Sight has served thousands of infants and children in Victoria and the surrounding counties since 2006.
- To educate parents, teachers and the general public about good vision and the critical role it plays in literacy, education, society, community safety and the economy.
- To create partnerships to increase access to good vision care in Victoria and surrounding counties.
- To raise funds to support and expand the Bartimaeus Foundation’s charitable works.
For more information on Future Sight visit their Facebook page or call 361-570-9318.