Fry Eye Associates was founded in January of 1978 in Garden City Kansas by Dr. Luther Fry (pictured seated.) He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. His specialty is cataract extraction and intraocular lens implants. He has preformed more than 36,000 cataract surgeries. Dr. Fry stays on the cutting edge of ophthalmic surgical technology by attending and giving lectures worldwide. He also has the most state of the art technology and equipment available, to assure only the highest level of eye care.
Dr. William Clifford (pictured right) joined the practice in 1995. He completed a joint fellowship in the sub-specialties of cornea and glaucoma, and spent a year on the staff at the prestigious King Khaled Eye Specialty Hospital in Saudi Arabia. He is also certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is very active within the Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in Glaucoma treatment and surgeries, Corneal diseases and surgeries, Cataract surgeries, as well as Lasik surgery.
Dr. Gloria Hopkins (pictured middle) is an optometrist and joined the practice in 1995. Her practice includes: diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, infection, minor ocular injuries, foreign body removal, and post-operative care. (No primary care service; such as healthy eye exams, glasses, or contact lens fittings are provided.) Dr. Hopkins is active in the Kansas Optometric Association and she coordinates continuing education for the optometrist in our area.
Dr. Eric Fry (pictured left) joined Fry Eye Associates in 2007. “Dr. Eric” is son of Dr. and Mrs. Luther Fry. He completed his medical and postgraduate training at Kansas University School of Medicine. He specializes in oculo-plastics; which includes surgeries of the eyelids and tear drainage systems. Like his father, he also performs cataract and laser procedures.
We have a number of visiting doctors who we are proud to have visit our clinic on a monthly basis:
Dr. Mark Scott is our pediatric and strabismus specialist. His home is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He sees most of the children referred to our clinic, and patients of all ages with ocular alignment problems.
Drs. Varenhorst, Weishaar, and Dalla are our visiting vitreo-retinal specialist. They each visit our office once a month. Their primary clinic is in Wichita, Kansas. They primarily treat diseases of the retina, including diabetes and macular degeneration.
Henery Lafuente is an ocularist. He visits our clinic as needed to fit and create ocular prosthetics.
With three full time ophthalmologist and four ophthalmologist who visit our clinic on a monthly basis, Fry Eye Associates is able to offer specialized medical and surgical eye care to the patients of Southwest Kansas and the surrounding states. We also have satellite locations in Oakley, Colby, and Goodland, Kansas.
Fry Eye Surgery Center was established in 1997, and provides the most modern surgical technology available.