About Drishti Kidz & FamilyEye Care
Drishti Kidz & Family Eye Care is a part of multispecialty medical group in El Paso which includes Pediatric & Fetal cardiology Associates, providing ophthalmology and pediatric cardiology services under one roof. As a group, our aim remains to provide outstanding and world class medical services to our patients. We not only believe in providing the most contemporary evidence based care to our patients in timely manner, we also want our patients to have the best experience overall. We focus on helping our patients to learn about their medical condition so that they can make an informed decision regarding their health care needs. A complete patient satisfaction is our ultimate goal.
Sapna Tibrewal, MD.
Dr. Tibrewal specializes in medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Her clinical and research interest includes treatment of eye diseases in children, surgical treatment of misalignment of the eyes(strabismus) in adults and management of corneal diseases in children and adults. She obtained her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in India. Following her medical school, she underwent Ophthalmology residency and fellowship training in cornea and anterior chamber surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the most prestigious and competitive ophthalmology residency and fellowship program in India. She did postdoctoral research fellowship in cornea neurobiology- Dry Eye Disease at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Oregon Health Science University (Casey Eye Institute). She gained further experience in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Children's Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During her second fellowship, she gained extensive experience in surgical management of pediatric eye diseases involving anterior chamber and mastered surgical treatment of pediatrict cataract under the expert guidance of world renowned pediatric eye surgeon Dr. Ken Nischal.
She has authored multiple research papers, book chapters and has presented her research in multiple national and international meetings. She has been reviewer for prestigious ophthalmology journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (IOVS), Ophthalmology and Cornea. She was awarded research grant by the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness for her research work in the field of dry eye disease. When Dr. Tibrewal is not with her patients, she loves spending time with her family and
being an experimental chef.
Craig Hentzel, OD.
I am Dr. Craig Hentzel and graduated from my optometry degree program in 1986 St. Louis, Missouri.
I have practiced extensively in medical/surgical practices for the past 34 years. In the fall of 2022, I retired from El Paso VA Medical Center as Acting Chief of the Eye Clinic. My time in Texas has been nearly 35 years. I have three children, my oldest daughter adopted from Russia and my ‘twins’ from Latvia. My wife and I are also the proud grandparents of two boys. My clinical interest is family care from young children to senior adults. I have had extensive training in ocular management and treatment of various eye diseases.
My wife, Dalene and I have been married since 1985 and we both enjoy traveling stateside and abroad. We both enjoy being empty nesters except for our two golden retrievers – Hope and Thor.
Tiffani B. Jackson, OD.
Raised in Houston, Texas.
Attended the University of Missouri (MIZZOU) where she received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and also received a Certificate in Multicultural Studies. While at Mizzou, she realized her passion for volunteering and being of service to others within the community setting. Received her Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, along with a B.S. in Vision Sciences. Completed a residency in primary eye care at Crownpoint Healthcare Facility in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Her interests within the field of optometry includes primary care incorporating community outreach and wellness. Enjoys volunteering. She's had opportunities both domestic and abroad volunteering on medical missions to countries including Nicaragua, Belize and Haiti. Other
interests include learning aerial arts and American Sign Language.
Amanda Piña, OD.
Hi there! My name is Dr. Amanda Piña OD.
I was raised in the vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas. I pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU) with a minor in Business. I earned my Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. There I developed a keen interest in the comprehensive care of patients' vision and eye health. My dedication to the field was further honed through practical experience and rigorous training. When I'm not focused on providing eye care, I have a variety of hobbies that keep me engaged such as enjoying the outdoors, reading books, and cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I am excited to continue working with my patients and growing in my profession.
Samantha McIntosh, OD.
Dr. McIntosh completed her undergraduate education at the University of Miami, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry along with minors in sociology and chemistry. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2016. Following
graduation, she completed a residency in primary care with an emphasis in geriatrics and low vision at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2017. She joined faculty as an Instructor at Emory University in 2017, where she taught a refractive course to first year ophthalmology residents as well as worked in the Ophthalmology department at Grady Hospital and provided low vision services to visually impaired individuals. Dr. McIntosh joined the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Faculty in 2018 where she held the rank of Assistant Professor and served as the Chief of the Low Vision Clinic at the Eye Care Institute for 3 years. Dr. McIntosh is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Vision Research. She is passionate about maximizing the vision of individuals who have a visual impairment, allowing them to maintain their independence.