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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eyecare Associates of Parsons the leading provider of vision care products and services in Parsons.

Dr. Wayne Gilmore

Dr. Gilmore has been practicing optometry in Parsons, since July 1, 1999. He was born and raised in Pittsburg, Kansas. He graduated from St. Mary’s -Colgan High School in 1989, and Pittsburg State University with a degree in Biology in 1993.

After graduating from the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry in 1998, he began a one-year residency at the Kansas City Veteran’s Hospital. The areas of emphasis of his residency were ocular disease, with special attention to glaucoma and low vision rehabilitation. He also received additional training in diabetic eye disease management.

A Fellow of the America Academy of Optometry, Dr. Gilmore enjoys seeing patients of all ages, with all eye problems. Contact lenses and vision therapy are two additional areas of interest for him.

When away from the office, Dr. Gilmore enjoys running, and can often be seen running through the streets of Parsons. Dr. Gilmore is married with four children: twin sons, Luke and Zachary, and two daughters Bridgette and Avery. His wife, Tracy is originally from Erie and is a local pharmacist.



Dr. CragDr. Craig Newland

Dr. Newland grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration.

Dr. Newland attended the University of Houston College of Optometry School and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Optometry in 1990. He practiced with his father, Dale Newland, until his retirement in June, 1999. He is currently a candidate for Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Newland is married with two children, Rachel and Max. His wife’s name is Leah and she works for the Tri County School District as an occupational therapist.






Jackie has been with Eyecare Associates since 1992. She and her husband, John, have two daughters, Molly and her husband Alex and granddaughter Emma, and Megan and her husband Michael. Jackie enjoys spending her free time at Grand Lake.








Sandy has been with Eyecare Associates since 1998, working as a lab technician. She has two sons, Dustin and Darin, both of Parsons. She also has four beautiful grandchildren who she loves spending her free time with.






Jamie has been with Eyecare Associates since 2005. She is married to Brad and they have twin girls, Aubrey and Kinsley. Brad is a Battalion Chief for the Parsons Fire Department. When not spending time with family and friends, Jamie enjoys reading and gardening.







Jessica started at Eyecare Associates in 2007. Her and her husband, Justin, have two daughters, Maddie and Ally. Justin is a Soil Conservation Technician for Labette County Conservation District. In her free time, Jessica enjoys scrapbooking and gardening.








April relocated to Parsons from Hutchinson in 2002. She was with Eyecare Associates from 2004-2009 and has been back since August 2012. Her husband, Darren, is a Captain for the Parsons Fire Department and is a personal trainer. Together, they own CrossFit Parsons.  They have two daughters, Avah and Aliza. April enjoys photography and classic cars.





Kellie has been with Eyecare Associates since 2011. She has one son, Austin and one daughter, Savanna. She enjoys keeping up with her daughter and her activities and spending time enjoying the outdoors.








Julie has been with Eyecare Associates since 2013. She is married to Josh and they have two children, Wyatt and Brea. Josh is a supervisor for LDF Distributing. Julie enjoys spending time outdoors and reading.