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Our Doctors strive to provide you the latest technologies and vision care.  Drs. Reeves & Stoppel combined attend on an average of over 50 hours of Continuing Education every year.  Both are certified by a post graduate Boards.  (American Board of Optometry or American Academy of Optometry)  Both are eager to answer all your questions.  

Our new associate, Dr. Tony Brown is a native Kansan from Atwood.  He is a graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis college of optometry and trained in the latest technologies.  

Richard A. Reeves, OD Washington & Clay Center

Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry

Dr. Richard A. Reeves was born and raised on a farm in Atwood , Kansas .  He graduated from the Southern College of  Optometry in Memphis .  He began his practice in Clay Center and Washington in 1975.  Dr. Reeves practices all facets of General Optometry with a special interest in the diabetic patient.  Dr. Reeves has a passion for medical mission work.  He has been involved with missions to Central America (Amazon River) and Brazil and most recently a Rotary Club VOSH trip to Panama in 2012.   Dr. Reeves is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association and the Heart of America Contact Lenses Society.  In 2012, he passed the examination to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  Dr. Reeves' hobby is the restoration of damaged automobiles and bike riding. He completed a Bike Across Kansas ride in 2011.

Larry D. Stoppel, OD Washington & Clay Center

Fellow of American Academy of Optometry

Born and raised in Kansas , Dr. Larry D. Stoppel attended undergraduate school at the University of Kansas .  He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University .  Upon graduation, he served four years in the United States Air Force before joining a private practice in Washington and Clay Center Kansas .  He practices full scope optometry including contact lenses and medical treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma.  After serving on numerous Kansas Optometric Association committees, he was appointed by the Governor in 1995 to the Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry.  During his nine years on the KSEBO, he served as president 8 years.  While on the State Board, Stoppel became active in ARBO, the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry.  He was nominated by ARBO to serve on the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) in 2001.  Dr. Stoppel served the ACOE for ten years including 5 years as Chair.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of the Kansas and American Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa.  In 2005, he was named Kansas Optometrist of the Year.  He is married to Nancy Tade Stoppel.  They enjoy geocaching and travel.  They have two sons and two daughter in laws.  Christopher works in the Budget Office at the University of Kansas and is married to Meghan.  They have a one son, Oliver and a daughter Emily. Jon and his wife Alaina Webster live in Olathe Kansas where he is a private practice optometrist and she is a Managing Editor at Allen Press in Lawrence.   They have two daughters,  Madeline Olivia Webster-Stoppel (Maddie) and Gabrielle Lane Webster-Stoppel (Gabbie).

Tony J. Brown, O.D. Washington & Clay Center

Associate

 Dr. Tony Brown is a native of Atwood, Kansas. He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Actuarial Science.  He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016 from University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry after completing a series of externships including the Kansas City VA Medical Center and Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis.  These rotations emphasized ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, post-surgical co-management, and pediatrics.
Dr. Brown is a member of American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society, Student Optometric Leadership Network, and served as the President of the private practice club.  While not working, Dr. Brown enjoys officiating college football, attending sporting events, improving his golf game, and enjoying the company of friends and family.