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. Craig Newland
Dr. Newland grew up in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Dr. Newland attended the University of Houston College of Optometry School and joined his father in the Parsons practice. They worked together until the summer of 1999. In June of 1999 Eyecare Associates was formed. He has served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Kansas Optometric Association and currently serves as a member of the Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Dr. Newland is married to Leah and they have two children, Rachel and Max. Leah works as an Occupational Therapist for Tri-County. Away from work he enjoys playing golf and working outdoors.
Jamie is our billing manager. She has been with Eyecare Associates since 2005. She is married to Brad and they have twin daughters, Aubrey and Kinsley. Brad is a Battalion Chief for the Parsons Fire Department. Her favorite thing to do is go camping and boating with close friends and family. She also enjoys gardening and playing co-ed softball.
Roxie is an optician at Eyecare Associates. She originally started with us in 2011 as a preliminary technician. She is married to Brandon and they have three daughters, Mia, Lexi, and Gemma. Brandon is a Captain/Paramedic for Labette Health Emergency Medical Services. Roxie is also a graphic designer and is the yearbook adviser at her daughters’ elementary school. In her free time, she enjoys camping and spending time with her friends and family.
Julie has been with Eyecare Associates since 2013. She is married to Josh and they have two children, Wyatt and Brea. Julie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Rachel started with Eyecare Associates in early 2016. She is married to Derek and they have two sons and three dogs. She likes to spend time with her family and friends, cuddling with her four-legged children and going to car shows with her ’68 Cougar.
Connie worked as an optician/technician for over 32 years in Tulsa and has been with Eyecare Associates since March 2017. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and granddaughter in Jenks, OK. She loves being outdoors, and especially enjoys hiking and riding ATVs.
Bri has been with Eyecare Associates as a preliminary technician since summer 2018. She is the proud mommy to her ornery son, Cainen. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing co-ed softball, and being outdoors.
Peighton started with Eyecare Associates at the front desk in early 2019. She is married to Christian, who works as a Law Enforcement Officer. She is a proud dog mom to Loki and enjoys spending time with family and church friends.
Lanie has been an optician with Eyecare Associates since early 2019. She is married to Mike and they have 3 sons, David, Nathan, and Tim. They also have 2 grandchildren, Kennedy and Greyson. Lanie loves spending time with family and friends, especially spoiling her grandkids.
Traci joined the Eyecare Associates family in 2019. She has been married to Carter since 1979 and they were blessed with two sons and five grandchildren. Traci enjoys spending time with her husband, grandkids, her many “adopted” children and friends.