Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hutto Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Hutto.
Sarah C. Johle, O.D.
Dr. Sarah Johle, a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist, was born and raised in Central Texas. Her parents are both educators: her father a high school coach, currently at Temple High School, and her mother a high school English teacher at Crawford High School where Dr. Johle graduated as Valedictorian.
Dr. Johle followed in the footsteps of her parents, attending Texas A&M University where she pursued a degree in Nutritional Sciences, changing majors after her younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Johle went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree graduating Cum Laude.
In 2004 Dr. Johle married her husband Aaron Johle, a graduate of Thrall High School and Texas A&M Univeristy, where the two met. Soon after marrying the couple moved to Houston, TX, so Dr. Johle could pursue her post-graduate studies in optometry. While attending the University of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Johle was very active, serving as an officer in both the American Optometric Student Association and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. During her final year of school, Dr. Johle completed externships at two very successful private practices in the Austin area. During these rotations she received extensive training in contact lens fitting, including specialty cases, pre- and post-operative LASIK management, and the treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, and ocular allergies. Dr. Johle graduated from UHCO with honors as a members of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Johle looks forward to caring for the vision and health needs of the citizens of Hutto and the surrounding communities. Because of her undergraduate training Dr. Johle has a passion to care not only for the health of the eyes but also for the overall health of her patients. She truly understands the role the eyes play in the diagnosis of many major health conditions. Dr. Johle and her husband are very excited to be back in Central Texas, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and surrounded by family and friends. She hopes to see you soon at your next appointment.
In addition to her professional activities, she is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association, Dr. Johle enjoys watching and participating in sports, especially football, crafting, interior design, traveling, spending time with her husband and two boys, Wyatt (6) and Olsen (4).
Virginia H. Kekahuna, O.D.
Dr. Kekahuna (formerly Dr. Simpson) grew up in a rural area northwest of Bryan/College Station to a cropduster/rancher father and an optometrist mother. Seeing healthcare in action all her life sparked her interest in the medical field, although she seriously considered pursuing a career as a professional ballroom dancer before coming to her senses. The hobby paid off well though – it was during a dance workshop in Austin she met her husband.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University, the Aggie moved to the big city to attend the University of California at Berkeley where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry. For her clinical training, Dr. Kekahuna studied under multiple specialists at the university and participated in patient care in underserved communities around the San Francisco area. After three years of studying at Berkeley, she had the opportunity to continue her training at an active duty Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, then at a VA in Tacoma, Washington State. After becoming a Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Kekahuna realized she was a country girl at heart and decided to come back to central Texas.
Dr. Kekahuna truly enjoys teaching people more about the health of their eyes. In her opinion, the most satisfied patients are well-informed and comfortable with their diagnosis. She strives to make sure that her patients have an active role in their eye health care and are on-board with the recommended treatment. She has a special area of interest in correcting vision for those involved in shooting sports, one of the most challenging visual settings, and is familiar with their visual demands and options for vision improvement.