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Beloit: (785)­738-3816

Smith Center: (785)­282-6086

Our Team

The Doctors

Dr. Chad Thompson, OD

Dr. Thompson graduated from Beloit Jr. Sr. High School in 1991, Kansas State University in 1995, and Southern College of Optometry in 1999.

Dr. Thompson’s practice emphases are in primary eyecare, glaucoma, ocular pathology, and contact lenses.

Dr. Thompson is among the 2% of Optometrists nationwide to be awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Thompson’s community involvement includes the Beloit Lions Club, the United States Air Force Reserve, and Beloit City Council from 2001-2008. Dr. Thompson is active in the American Optometric Association, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and Kansas Optometric Association.

He has a son, Phillip Benjamin, and two daughters, Sophia Maria and Vivian Appolonia.

Dr. Steven A. Bryant, OD

Dr. Bryant graduated from Wichita State University in 1975. He worked as a Medical Technologist and Research Technologist for fifteen years. He then enrolled at Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and was awarded his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994.

Dr. Bryant began his Optometry career in 1994 when he acquired the practice of Dr. Robert Boardman in Concordia, KS. He was in solo private practice until 2015 when he merged his very successful practice with The EyeCare Center.

Dr. Bryant has practiced primary eyecare his entire career, with a special emphasis in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. He has improved the lives and vision of countless children through his Vision Therapy practice. Dr. Bryant was awarded a prestigious Kansas Optometric Association grant in 2019 to provide Vision Therapy to the students of USD 333 in Concordia.

Dr. Bryant is a proud veteran of the US Army. He was elected President of Kansas Optometric Association in 2010-2011 and is a career-long member of both the Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

He and his wife, Krista, reside in Concordia. They have two married children and seven grandchildren.

The Team

Shelli Redden, ABO-AC

Optician

Alicia Weis, ABOC

Optical Manager

Lohgan File

Patient Care Manager

Aleah Wehrman

EyeCare Technician

Jennifer Simmelink, CPOA

EyeCare Technician

Madison Garey-Bliss, CPOT, LPN

EyeCare Technician

Katlyn Wanner

Patient Care Coordinator

Jackie Reynolds

Patient Care Coordinator 

Meggy D'Arcy

Patient Care Coordinator