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. Michelle Tran
Dr. Tran was born and raised locally in Herndon, Virginia. In 2013, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minor in chemistry. Go Hokies! She continued on to pursue her passion in optometry and earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2017. Dr. Tran has completed clinical externships focused on specialty contact lenses, low vision training, and treating and managing ocular diseases. Her professional interests include primary eye care, contact lens fittings, ocular disease and surgical co-management.
Dr. Tran is a member of the American Optometric Association and Virginia Optometric Association.
She is excited to return to the Northern Virginia area to practice and provide her patients the highest quality of eye care. She is fluent in Cantonese and conversational Mandarin. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places to eat.
Dr. Aundrea Howell
Dr. Aundrea Howell is originally from Raleigh, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2011 with a major in Biology and a minor in Music. She completed her optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2015. As a student, she participated in volunteer services to Honduras and Belize to provide communities with clean water, health care, and eye care. She completed her clinical rotations in primary care, pediatrics, contact lenses, LASIK/cataract co-management, and ocular disease. Her previous experience was at a private practice in Lynchburg, VA.
In her free time, Dr Howell enjoys reading, travel, coffee, and hiking (but not camping).