We are excited to announce that Dr. Brittany Murrell and Dr. Emily McBee have joined Lentz Eye Care!
Dr. Brittany Murrell was born and raised in Ellsworth, Kansas, and graduated from Ellsworth High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Kansas State University (KSU) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. While at KSU, Dr. Murrell served as the President of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She received her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2020. Dr. Murrell received the Dr. W.C. Maples Award for her commitment to optometric private practice.
While at SCO, Dr. Murrell was a member of Remote Area Medical (RAM) and organized many service trips, delivering eye care to remote areas in Tennessee and surrounding states. She was also involved in Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and went on an optometric mission trip to Belize. Additionally, she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society.
Dr. Murrell is an active member of the Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She enjoys providing comprehensive eye care, as well as fitting contact lenses and managing ocular disease. She completed externships in her fourth year of optometry school at the Robert J. Dole V.A. in Wichita, focusing on ocular disease, and at Vision Source Eyecare in Kansas City, Missouri, concentrating on primary eye care.
Dr. Murrell and her husband, Matthew, live in North Newton with their mini golden doodle, Rigby. They enjoy cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats, Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas City Royals.
Dr. Emily McBee was born and raised in Oxford, Kansas. After high school, she attended Emporia State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. McBee then attended Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.While in school, Dr. McBee enjoyed serving the Cherokee Nation population and received extensive training in the diagnosis, management and treatment of ocular disease. She held several leadership roles including advocating for women in optometry and serving as president of SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). In this role, she organized two optometric mission trips to Roatan, Honduras, where eye care was provided to nearly 2,000 people. She was also involved in research aiming to expand the scope of practice for optometrists. Dr. McBee enjoys volunteering with the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Dr. McBee is an active member of the Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, going to the lake, the Kansas City Chiefs and her dogs.