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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eyecare of Great Bend and Larned Eye Health the leading provider of vision care products and services in Central Kansas.

Our Mission to You

We, the doctors and staff, are a partnership fully committed to you and your family’s complete eye health and vision wellness. Our patients’ eye care needs are our highest priority. We are commited to provide state-of-the art care, uncompromised service, and the highest quality products that ensure our patient’s complete satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you.

Douglas D. Ayre, OD

Dr. Douglas DSCN1002D. Ayre grew up in Northwest Kansas in the small town of Bird City. He earned his undergraduate bachelors degree from Kansas State Universtiy. He then attended Nova Southeastern University School of Optometry in Miami, Florida. Dr. Ayre is a 1996 graduate and earned induction into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society for academic excellence. His optometry education includes rotations through the prestigious Bascolm Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida and the Aker-Kasten Cataract and Laser Institute in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Ayre is an active member of the American Optometric Association on the state and national levels. In 2007 he was presented with the Kansas Young Optometrist of the Year by the Kansas Optometric Association. Dr. Ayre is the current President of the Kansas Board of Optometry which oversees all Kansas Optometrists.

Dr. Ayre’s family includes his wife Jane and their four children, Abigail, Emma, Kennedy and Callen. His local involvement includes serving on numerous boards and committees incuding the Community Board for the American State Bank in Great Bend and Larned. He is also a member of the Kansas State University Board of Trustees. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hunting, snow and water skiing, boating, golfing and especially spending time with his family. A diehard follower of Kansas State Athletics, Dr. Ayre and his family enjoy football games both at home and away and enjoy travelling to different football venues.

The Opticians

Kevin Holt (Great Bend), Minerva Reyes (Great Bend) and Kendra Limon (Larned) are here to serve all your optical needs. They are sure to help you pick out that PERFECT frame for fit and style. They are all extremely knowledgeable in the latest technology of lens styles and usage. A great frame that is perfectly fit…….the combination they strive for.

The Front Desk Coordinators

Brandi Ellis (Great Bend), Mollie Weber (Great Bend) and Ann Meyer (Larned) are the friendly faces and voices you will talk to when scheduling and doing business with us. What sets us apart from other offices is our courteous and helpful staff. We will do everything in our power to make your visit with us “the best EYE experience possible.”

Patient Care Coordinators

Mandy Stos (Great Bend), Belle Schmidt (Great Bend), Reba Standish (Larned), and Deann Kuhn (Larned) are here to ensure you receive thorough and friendly eye care. Each one will guide you through our vast assortment of the latest in eye care technology. From digital eye glass testing to laser glaucoma and macular degeneration detection. The patient care coordinators are trained to help Dr. Ayre detect problems at their earliest stages.