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.
Mandy Longoria, O.D.
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.
Brittany Murrell, O.D.
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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.
Emily McBee, O.D.
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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.
Katelyn Flood, O.D.
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Dr. Katelyn Flood grew up in Pittsburg, KS and attended St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools through elementary school and high school, graduating in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Pittsburg State University, majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine and minors in Physical Science and Chemistry. While at
Pitt State, she enjoyed serving in leadership positions in the Newman Club and Honors College. Dr. Flood graduated Summa Cum Laude from PSU in 2017 and was recognized as the Outstanding Senior Woman
of the Class of 2017.
Dr. Flood continued her education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, graduating in 2021. While at UMSL, she served as the Class President of the Class of 2021. Her clinical experience included time serving the veterans of Wichita at the VA Hospital, as well as Children’s Mercy in KC and a private practice in Springfield, MO. She also participated in an optometry mission to Haiti during optometry school. Dr. Flood has received several awards and honors, including the VSP/American Academy of Optometry Practice Excellence Scholarship, Dr. Ray Meyers Leadership Award and Optometry Visionary Award.
Dr. Flood is new to the Wichita area and is looking forward to exploring her new town! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in Pittsburg, playing and watching sports, and diving into a good book.