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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

September 2016

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​​​​​​Profes​sional Background 

Dr. Kelly Santesteban graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She went on to complete her degree in Optometry, graduating magna cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2007. Following a residency in cornea and contact lenses at University of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Santesteban provided primary optometry care to patients in clinics located in the Houston area. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold, she served as an optometrist at Baylor College of Medicine, specializing in contact lenses. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in September 2016.

Professional Ass​​ociations

Dr. Santesteban is a member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Hobbies and Int​​erests

Dr. Santesteban enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, skiing and reading.

​When there is a patient sitting in my exam chair, I always ask myself, ‘What would I do if this were my mom or dad?’ If you let that be your guide, you’ll always do what’s best for the patient.​


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Awards & Recognitions


  • Bedell, H.E., Nguyen, L.K. and Patel, S.S., “The relationship between visual frame-of-reference effects for perceived size and speed,” Vision Sciences Society 4th annual meeting program book, 150, May, 2004.
  • Gire, AI, Nguyen K, Gumus K, Manuel K, Koch D, Weikert M, Pflugfelder SC, Wakil J. A NewApproach for Providing Better Optical Performance: Wavefront – Guided Soft Lenses. American Academy of Optometry, 2010.
  • Nguyen, L.K., Miller, W., Goosey, J.  “Granular Dystrophy:  A Confocal and Clinical Case Presentation,” American Optometric Association Annual Meeting, June 2007.
  • Nguyen, L.K., Horne J., Leach, N., Miller, W., Bergmanson, J., Quintero, S. “Using Orbscan II to Quantify and Aid in Diagnosing Keratoconus,” American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, September 2007.​