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Meet the Optometrists

All of the doctors here at Lentz Eye Care have a shared passion of providing the best eye care possible in Wichita, the community where they grew up or attended school in. Wichita is their “Home Town” and they all decided to come back after attaining their degrees to give back to Wichita and the surrounding communities. Find out more about the doctors below.

Thomas R. Lentz, O.D.

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Dr. Thomas R. Lentz was born and raised in Wichita where he graduated from Wichita Southeast High School in 1969. He went on to Pittsburg State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Microbiology. Dr. Lentz received his Doctorate degree in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1976. After graduation Dr. Lentz practiced with Drs. Carter, Relihan and Wilder at the Eye Clinic of Wichita from 1976-1984. In 1984 Dr. Lentz founded the multi-doctor, private optometric practice, now known as Lentz Eye Care in order to better focus on the eye health and vision needs of Wichita.Dr. Lentz is experienced in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, glaucoma, and laser vision correction. He has completed post-graduate courses from Pacific University in Systemic Pharmacological Treatment of Eye Disease. Dr. Lentz is a member of the National Academy of Sports Vision, Vision Enhancement Council, American Optometric Association and its Contact Lens & Sports Vision sections, Kansas Optometric Association, VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), and Life Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Dr. Lentz has been active in organizing and going on eye mission trips to Africa and the Dominican Republic to provide total eye care to the needy populations. Dr. Lentz and Lentz Eyecare raised funds to build a school and a solar powered water well for the benefit of the people of Chenge, Mozambique.

Dr. Lentz and his wife have two children, Kacy and Bret who are now married and are teachers. Bret teaches history at Trinity Academy and coaches baseball Kacy teaches early childhood development pre-K in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Lentz in his spare time enjoys all out door sports and has been active for many years coaching baseball. 

Dajana Seiler, O.D.

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Dr. Seiler, her husband and their son will be temporarily relocating to Houston for two year and her leave starts June 15th. During her leave, patients of Dr. Seiler's will be seen by Dr. Tom Lentz, Dr. Mandy Longoria, Dr. Jennie Kutschka and Dr. Kate Hamm.

All of us at Lentz Eye Care wish Dr. Seiler well wishes during her leave and look foward to seeing her back at Lentz Eye Care in two years.

Dr. Seiler was born and raised in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She came to Wichita to study at Newman University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors in 2008. Dr. Seiler received her Doctorate degree in Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry in 2012. She was the recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award as well as Metro Optics Excellence Award in 2012.

Dr. Seiler has a particular interest in diagnosing and managing glaucoma and ocular surface disease as well as prescribing a variety of contact lenses. She regularly treats ocular allergies, eye infections, and injuries, particularly foreign body removals. Dr. Seiler enjoys being a part of KanLovKids program; providing low vision evaluations to children who suffer from uncorrectable vision loss. She is deeply committed to ensuring the good eye health of all her patients and also insists on her patients being well-informed decision makers on issues affecting their health and well-being.

Dr. Seiler is an active member of American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, and Kappa Gamma Pi - The National Catholic College of Graduate Honor Society. She completed the Kansas Optometric
Association Leadership class in 2014-15.

In her free time, Dr. Seiler loves spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and trying out new restaurants and recipes.

Mandy Longoria, O.D.

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Dr. Mandy S. Longoria was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She attended Maize High School and graduated in 2008. After high school, Dr. Longoria attended Wichita State University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Biology. Dr. Longoria then received her Doctorate degree in Optometry from The University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry in May 2017.

Dr. Longoria has seen a wide variety of patients while in Optometry school. During school Dr. Longoria was President of The Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) club. She went on an optometric mission trip with the group in 2015 to El Salvador where they served over 1,800 patients in one week. Dr. Longoria plans to continue optometric mission trips after graduation. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society during Optometry school in addition to being an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Kansas Optometric Association.

In her free time Dr. Longoria enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves outdoor activities such
as hiking and biking. She is looking forward to serving the Wichita area as well as cheering on
the Wichita State basketball team.

Jennie Kutschka, O.D.

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Dr. Jennie Kutschka

Dr. Jennie Kutschka is a native of Salina, Kansas where she graduated from South High School. She attended Kansas State University where she received Bachelor's degrees in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Kinesiology. Dr. Kutschka received her Doctorate degree in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2015. Dr. Kutschka comes to us with several years of experience working in a multi location practice here in Wichita. Dr. Kutschka is experienced in the treatment and management of ocular disease including the treatment of glaucoma, conjunctivitis and various other diseases of the eye. She also enjoys managing diabetic eyecare, contact lenses and pediatric exams.

In her free time, Dr. Kutschka is kept busy with her family activities. Her husband, Bac, is also from Salina and works as a manager at Audi Wichita. Together, they have three children, Brayden, Camden and Sophia. Her oldest, Brayden, attends Maize South Middle School and she can oftentimes be found attending activities in the Maize area. Her family is also involved with Ascension Lutheran Church where they are members. They also love exploring new parks, visiting the YMCA, and checking out the local zoos.

Kate Hamm, O.D.
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DR. Hamm

Dr. Kate Hamm grew up in Olathe, KS and graduated from Olathe Northwest High School. She attended
Kansas State University where she was very active on campus and was a 5 year member of the K-State Marching Band. After graduating with her Bachelors in Physical Science with minors in Physics and Biology,
she attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.

During her time in school she served as her class president, a political advocate for optometry in Washington DC, and an active leader in many organizations on campus. Along with her campus involvement, Dr. Hamm
was apart of a research team investigating the visual system impacts on learning disabilities. Dr. Hamm was awarded the COVD Excellence in Vision Therapy Award and the Ray Meyers Excellence in Leadership
Award upon graduation.

Dr. Hamm loves working with pediatric patients, and has a heart for helping children who have learning difficulties. Outside of the office you can find Dr. Hamm reading books, cheering on the K-State Wildcats
or hanging out with her husband at Valley Center sporting events!