Meet Dr. Costa
Dr. Angela Costa started practicing optometry in Lexington in 2005, but quickly recognized that she wanted to be different, so she founded Vision thru Design in 2012. Now, she is able to combine her caring nature with her remarkable expertise for the best overall eye exam.

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 studied 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 happily married since 1999. She enjoys spending her free time with her family. Especially her three boys: Andrew, Tyler and Daniel. Some of their activities she is involved with are The Lexington Football Club, Kentucky Indoor Soccer, Marlin’s Swim Team and Copperfield Swim Team. She is very proud to be an active member of Southland Christian Church.

Meet Dr. Kirkpatrick

Dr. Maria Kirkpatrick is originally from Henderson, KY. She graduated from 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 has since relocated to the central Kentucky area with her husband and son. She loves what she does and has been practicing optometry since 2013 and has been working with Vision thru Design since 2019. She provides eye exams for all ages and looks forward to caring for your eye care needs.

Meet Our Staff
Our staff is here to serve and assist you with the best possible care we can provide. They’ll be glad to answer any questions, schedule your appointments, work with your insurance companies and get you in to see the doctor!



Eden had been a patient of Dr. Costa’s for over 2 years 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 and is the Practice Manager and Apprentice Optician for both locations.



Mrs. Tetiana Silkovska joined the team in October 2020 and has since become responsible for Optometric Technician and Medical Billing and Coding services for the Lexington location.



Mrs. Melodie Dittman is an experienced Ophthalmic and Optometric Technician. She has been with Vision thru Design since August 2019 and is now responsible for Medical Billing and Coding for our Eastern Kentucky location.

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