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2301 North Collins Street Arlington, TX 76011

Welcome to First Eyecare North Arlington
Your Optometrist in Arlington, TX.

Call us at 817-860-9050 today.

First Eye Care and Dr. Karanges Deliver Exceptional Vision Care Services in Arlington, Texas

In 1985, 18 eye doctors formed First Eye Care, Inc., an optometrist practice dedicated to providing complete vision care for our patients.  At First Eye Care, Inc., our customers are our primary focus, and we believe that a successful optometrist practice comes from keeping our patients satisfied and well-cared for.

Dr. Karanges is one of the founding members of First Eye Care, Inc. and practices optometry in the Arlington, Texas area.  Along with the other founding eye doctors, she believes that the core values outlined in the Vision Made Clear philosophy lead to happy, healthy customers. Our Vision Made Clear philosophy states:

  • Consistent, excellent service is paramount to providing the best vision care to our clients
  • Eye doctors have a responsibility to be caring, experienced, and progressive
  • High quality lenses and frames must meet stringent, quality standards
  • Flexibility in scheduling appointments, convenient locations, and a complete spectrum of vision care services are important to our customers

Dr. Karanges has been providing eye exams and eye care treatments to her patients for over 25 years.  As an eye doctor, Dr. Karanges offers her patients exceptional service, a complete array of vision care amenities, professional experience, and the latest updates on vision care practices and procedures. Her team at First Eye Care in the Arlington area has a long record of providing exceptional assistance for all of your vision care needs.

If you are in need of an eye exam, schedule your appointment with our easy-to-use app.  Your vision care is our primary concern, and Dr. Karanges wants to keep your vision in clear focus.

Arlington Optometrist | First Eyecare North Arlington | 817-860-9050

2301 North Collins Street
Arlington, TX 76011


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Meet the Optometrists

Meet The Optometrist
Meet The Optometrists
Gayle Karanges , OD

Dr. Gayle Karanges earned her Doctorate in Optometry in 1985, graduating from the University of Houston with honors. She also completed postgraduate studies in ocular therapeutics including the management of LASIK and Glaucoma. She began her practice in Arlington in 1988 and is a member of the American Optometric Society and the Texas Optometric Society.

Dr. Karanges also serves on the executive board of 1st Eye Care, Inc. and is a past president of 1st Eye Care.

Dr. Karanges is actively involved in raising and showing Quarter Horses and enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters, Kelsey and Karli.

Meet The Optometrist
Vanessa Nguyen, OD

Dr. Nguyen earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston in 2006. She  completed her internship in pre- and post-operative surgical care as well as primary care in Dallas.  Dr. Nguyen is currently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and board certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.  

Dr. Nguyen has training in treating ocular diseases, fitting specialty contact lenses and family eye care. 

Dr. Nguyen was raised in Arlington and attended elementary school through college in Arlington, graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington.  She is a proud Texan and a big fan of any Dallas sports team, especially the Dallas Cowboys.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and eating new and different things, with her husband, Tobie, and newborn son, Ericson.


First Eye Care has exceptional services. Dr. Gayle Karanges and her staff are AMAZING!! She listens to your concerns and had a heart to make sure your sight is clear.

- Chrissi H

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