Our Team

Our caring team is here to serve you. We’ll be glad to answer any questions, schedule your appointment,  and work with your insurance company!

Dr. Costa

Dr. Angela Costa started practicing optometry in Lexington in 2005. She quickly recognized that she wanted to be different, so she founded Vision thru Design in 2012. She combines her caring nature with her remarkable expertise for the best overall eye care.

She has a Bachelors of Science in Biology from her undergraduate studies at Centre College and University of Kentucky. Her post graduate work in Perfusion was at South Carolina Medical University. Dr. Costa received her Doctorate in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. She received her training including externs in Vision Therapy in Boca Raton, Florida and Commonwealth Eye Surgery in Lexington. She has received humanitarian awards and participated in VOSH trips to Ecuador and Dominica Republic.

Dr. Costa has been married to Matt since 1999. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, especially her three boys: Andrew, Tyler and Daniel. She is proud to be an active member of Southland Christian Church.

Dr. Guerrant

Dr. Wallace Guerrant joined the team in 2023. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in 1983 and from Transylvania University in 1987 with a double major in Biology and Philosophy, with honors. The same year he met his future wife, Dr. Nancy L. Smith, a licensed optometrist from Ohio. Dr. Guerrant spent the next 4 years at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago including an externship in ocular disease and glaucoma at the Huntington (WV) Veterans Affairs Hospital. In 1991, he graduated from Optometry School and passed the board exam for licensure in Kentucky. The optometrist couple have 3 sons and a daughter ranging in age from 30 to 23. Outside of work, Dr. Guerrant enjoys family, genealogy, landscaping, kayaking, hiking and fishing.

 Dr. Kirkpatrick

Dr. Maria Kirkpatrick joined Vision thru Design in 2019. She is originally from Henderson, KY and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a biology degree and a minor in Spanish. She then attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and completed a residency in Ocular Disease at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Huntington, WV. She relocated to the central Kentucky area with her husband and son. She loves what she does and has been practicing optometry since 2013.



Mrs. Eden Grey is the Practice Manager and Apprentice Optician. She had been Dr. Costa’s patient before joining the team as the Office Manager in February 2018. Eden has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan.



Mrs. Melodie Dittman is an experienced Ophthalmic and Optometric Technician. She joined the team in August 2019 and is responsible for Medical Billing and Coding.



Mrs. Tetiana Silkovska joined the team in October 2020 and is responsible for Optometric Technician and Medical Billing and Coding for the Lexington office.

We provide many different services ranging from comprehensive vision and eye health, to diabetic eye exams, glaucoma testing and treatment and many more. Click button below for a full list of our services!