Our Team


Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Dr. Karen Summers


Dr. Karen Summers took over the practice of Dr. Paul Jacobs in January 2020, continuing a legacy of over 30 years of dedicated eye health and vision care for the Oak Hill community.

Dr. Riddhi Gohel


Dr. Riddhi Gohel earned her Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and her Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry. During her Boston rotation, she specialized in fitting specialty contact lenses.


Office Manager

Susan, our office manager since 2022, ensures that every patient at Austin EyeWorks has an exceptional experience.



Braden joined Austin EyeWorks as a technician in January 2023. A native of Austin, Texas, he loves interacting with patients to ensure their glasses are in perfect condition.


Insurance Coordinator

Ariella has been our insurance coordinator since May 2023. Her career in optometry began in 2017 as a technician, working alongside Dr. Summers.


Optometric Technician

Alessandra, originally from Italy, is our dedicated optometric technician. She is multilingual, a yoga teacher, and a proud Nonna.



Mark joined our practice as an optician in November 2023 after moving from Oklahoma to Austin.