Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Ashburn Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Ashburn.
Dr. Stephen W. Hinkle
Dr. Hinkle is originally from High Point, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minor concentration in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in undergraduate, Dr. Hinkle was a member of Phi Eta Sigma academic fraternity, Gamma Beta Phi academic society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta medical fraternity. He then received his Doctorate in Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. During his training, Dr. Hinkle was a member of the American Optometric Association and Pi Epsilon Chi Optometric Society. Dr. Hinkle received extensive training specialized in cornea, retina, and neuro-ophthalmology in order to better serve his patients.
Dr. Hinkle is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, the Northern Virginia Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association Low Vision Section, and an InfantSee provider with the American Optometric Association.
In Loudoun County, Dr. Hinkle’s office received the award, in 2001, for Best Eye Exam Quality for the entire east coast for doctors located next to a nationwide retailer. His office finished third in the nation that year and the votes were cast by his patients.
Dr. Hinkle has been a past member of Business Network International (BNI). Dr. Hinkle has also been a contributor to The Intercom newspaper with Northern Virginia Community Colleges, and a speaker within the school’s Medical Education Campus, and given educational talks to pre-school, elementary school, and high school aged people about eye health and his profession. As outreach to the community, Dr. Hinkle has provided care and eyeglasses to those in need. Dr. Hinkle is currently an active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Hinkle is also a charter member of the Ashburn Rotary Club formed in 2010. He is an active member of the Ashburn Rotary Membership Committee.
While not fluent in Spanish, Dr. Hinkle is proficient enough in the language to conduct eye examinations on Spanish-speaking patients with ease.
Dr. Hinkle’s first passion in life is his wife, Dr. Sapho Doan Hinkle, and their two children Ethan and Ella. Dr. Hinkle relishes time with his family and meeting new people. Raised in North Carolina, Dr. Hinkle is the grandson of Edward R. Murrow’s first cousin.
Dr. Alicia A. Boyles
Dr. Alicia Boyles is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. There she majored in chemistry and graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for her Doctorate of Optometry degree where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. Following graduation, she served as an Optometry Officer and Assistant Chief at the Pentagon Health Clinic in the United States Army for five years.
After her military service, she worked as an associate doctor at Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare in Herndon, Virginia. After working eight years for Dr. Finely, Dr. Boyles took some time off to raise her family.
Dr. Boyles joined Ashburn Vision Source in November 2009 and has become an invaluable part of the practice. She lives in Ashburn with her husband and five children. She enjoys volunteering at the local schools and for the local youth sports teams and serves as an active member of the PTA.
Dr. Mary Chen
Dr. Chen grew up in Southern California. She had a profound interest in the profession of optometry at a very young age from her visits to the optometrist with her mother. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology with a Business Administration Specialization from the University of California, Los Angeles. To pursue her dreams, she moved to New York City, where she attended the State University of New York, College of Optometry and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and a Master of Science degree in Vision Science.
After graduation, Dr. Chen worked in New York City for many years and has extensive experience in primary eye care, contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment/management of eye diseases, and co-management of Laser Vision Correction and cataract surgery. Patients enjoy her friendly and caring attitude. Dr. Chen is dedicated to providing the highest standards of professional eyecare to all her patients.
Dr. Chen is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, and the Northern Virginia Optometric Society.
Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is also proficient enough in Cantonese and Taiwanese to conduct eye examinations with ease.
She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and watching sports. She also enjoys cooking and eating good food.