About McPherson Eye Care
McPherson Eye Care, LLP started in 1989 by Tammy Odle Goering, OD and her cousin, Jan Turnbull Hageman, OD joined her in May 1995. McPherson Eye Care moved to the current location in September 1995.
McPherson Eye Care is located at 1323 East First in Sunbird Estates Professional Park. We are just east of the intersection of First and Maxwell which is near The Cedars and McPherson High School.
We have convenient front door parking along with two examination rooms that allow for patients to remain in their wheelchairs for examinations. Evening hours along with Saturday appointments are available.
Dr. Kristen Becker
Dr. Becker grew up in Chapman, Kansas. She attended Cloud County Community College and Tabor College, graduating with a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology and track & field honors.
Dr. Kristen Becker completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2018. She practiced in McPherson and Salina for 4.5 years before joining McPherson Eye Care in January 2022.
Dr. Becker enjoys when patients better understand their ocular health and obtain improved clarity and visual comfort from an option prescribed. She is a member of the Kansas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, involved in the local church and McPherson Area MOMS.
In addition to practicing optometry, Dr. Becker enjoys gardening, planting trees and spending time outdoors with her family. She resides in McPherson with her husband, Dakota Becker. They have two daughters (Belle and Brooke), 2 dogs, 3 cats and chickens!
Dr. Tammy Odle Goering
Dr. Goering was raised on a farm between Stockton and Phillipsburg and is a graduate of Kansas State University. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1989. Dr. Goering established her family eye care practice in McPherson in the fall of 1989.
She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association, served as past president of the Eye Care Council, and is serving as treasurer of the South Central Optometric Zone. She was honored to be selected “Kansas Young Optometrist of the Year” in 1997. In 2013, Dr. Goering earned her Diplomate status from the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Goering has also served on the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, The Cedars Board of Directors, and was Board Chairman of the McPherson Healthcare Foundation.
Dr. Goering and her husband Greg, a McPherson native, enjoy living on and operating the family farm including cattle and crop production. They have two children: Trenton and his wife Danielle and a daughter Taylor and her fiancé Cole.
Dr. Jan Hageman
Dr. Hageman grew up in Stockton Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University in 1983. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1987. She practiced in Wichita for eight years before joining Dr. Goering and forming McPherson Eye Care in 1995.
Dr. Hageman is a member of the Kansas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and received her Diplomate status with the American Board of Optometry in 2013.
Marlene Vickrey grew up in Kanorado, Kansas. She began her career in the optometric field in 1982 and joined McPherson Eye Care in 1997! Marlene received her Associates of Applied Science degree at Colby Community College and became a Certified Paraoptometric Technician in 1984.
Marlene was honored as “Kansas Paraoptometric of the year” in 1999. In 2003, she earned certification as an optician by the American Board of Opticianry. Marlene believes continuing education is important, whether in person or online! She recently completed a 6-month Management Development Program.
Marlene has served as the Office Manager of McPherson Eye Care’s outstanding team for over 25+ years! Among all other management duties, Marlene leads, teaches and develops staff members to ensure patient satisfaction and personal growth. She loves optometry and the many different facets and opportunities that come with it! “It’s rewarding to be able to make a difference in someone’s sight and life.”
Marlene enjoys scrapbooking, flower beds/yardwork, cooking/baking, traveling and nature. She and her husband, Brad, have two cats: Chloe and Gigi.
Kylie was raised in Little River, KS. She received her Associate of Science Degree from Hutchinson Community College in 2021 and is currently obtaining a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State University. Kylie has worked as a Front Desk Assistant at McPherson Eye Care since August 2022.
Kylie loves being an aunt! She has 3 older sisters (one whom works at MEC as well!) and 3 nieces and nephews. She also loves animals. She has 2 kittens named Aslan and Ivy and one puppy named Knox. In Kylie’s spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and watching movies/tv shows!
Ruth grew up in Coffeyville, KS and attended high school in Tyro KS (Tyro Community Christian School). She completed her associates degree at Coffeyville Community College and then moved to McPherson to continue pursuing her bachelor's degree at McPherson College.
Ruth brings good customer service experience with her, as she worked in retail, food service and the hotel/hospitality industry before joining McPherson Eye Care in 2020. She is an Optometric Technician, primarily taking you through the process of preparing for your exam. However, she also assists with contact lens instruction sessions and various front desk/payment duties.
Ruth is an only child and has one little orange kitten named Daxter.
In her free time, she enjoys listening to and playing (guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, vocal and light percussion) music, helping at the local church (FBC McPherson) and playing games or doing puzzles with friends. Ruthie describes herself as a bit of a nerdy musician that always has a pun ready!
Jill was raised in Great Bend, KS. She moved to McPherson, KS in 1993, graduating from McPherson High School in 1995. Jill has been in the eye care industry for 25+ years! In 1998, Jill started working as an optician and doctor’s assistant at Dr. Leopold’s office. She joined McPherson Eye Care in 2015, bringing a vast amount of optometry experience with her.
Jill was promoted to Clinic Manager in 2022. Her primary focus is pretesting and scribing. However, she also manages contact lens orders/inventory and has worked in about every area of the office, so she still helps wherever we need her! Jill has attended several eye care conferences over the years. She loves patient interaction and helping you see!
Jill and her husband Jesse have six children (two still living at home), five grandchildren and three dogs! Jill enjoys spending time with family, camping, playing video games with her youngest, and collecting Crayola!
Tara’s hometown is McPherson, KS. She joined McPherson Eye Care in August of 2022. Tara is an Optometric Technician, helping guide you through the pretesting area, obtaining a good case history and listening to your concerns. Tara was formally a caretaker at Angel Arms. She loves assisting and interacting with all our patients!
Tara enjoys spending time with her other half and their son at home and at the lake. They are anxiously awaiting the addition of their second son in April!
Leisha grew up in Little River, KS. After high school, she attended Hutchinson Community College and Fort Hays State University. Leisha worked in the nursing field for 6 years before joining McPherson Eye Care in 2016. Naturally, her favorite part of Optometry is the patients and the relationships she forms with them. She loves learning more about optometry and the eyes every day.
Leisha is an Optometric Technician and the Marketing Manager. She works remotely, but when Leisha is in the office, she pre-tests, scribes, trains new staff and helps at the front desk.
Leisha and her husband, Olan, live in Lindsborg, KS where her husband coaches at the college. They have two children, Ayven and Elianna, and one dog, Jax. She loves iced coffee, traveling, baseball, and spending time with her family!
Rose is from the small town of Clifton in North Central Kansas. She and her husband lived in Nebraska for 14 years before moving back to Kansas and settling in the McPherson area where they have lived for the past 20 years.
Rose is an Optician, helping you find the perfect frame style and fit! She has worked for McPherson Eye Care since August of 2021. The most rewarding part for her is seeing patients happy with their new glasses and seeing well!
Rose and her husband have one son (who is in college) and 6 cats. Rose enjoys nothing more than sitting in a quiet spot with a good book or playing board games with her family!
Eryn was born and raised in McPherson, KS and graduated from McPherson High School.
She worked at Kids Come First Daycare for 9 years and then at McPherson Middle School as a paraeducator for 7 years before joining McPherson Eye Care in June of 2022.
Eryn is an Optician, assisting patients with finding the perfect frames and lenses for their lifestyle. She especially loves helping and interacting with the children who come in!
Eryn has two daughters, two dogs and four ferrets. Her mother, twin sister and brother also live in McPherson, with their families!
In her free time, she likes to read, listen to music, and watch comedians.
Camri grew up outside of Inman, KS where she graduated from High School (2020) with an honors degree. After high school, she went to Hutchinson Community College for nursing. Camri worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for five years before joining McPherson Eye Care in March of 2022. She is still CNA and CPR certified.
Camri is an Optician, helping you pick out and order that perfect pair! Camri loves all the learning opportunities and encouragement MEC offers to help staff grow and learn!
Camri has two sisters, two brothers and two corgis. Her interests include art (mostly pencil and acrylic) and playing the ukulele!
Renee has worked for McPherson Eye Care since 2004. She was promoted to Optical Manager in 2020. As Optical Manager, Renee is responsible for training staff, frame buying and helping all lab staff with their daily tasks to ensure the days run smoothly.
Throughout the years, there have been many changes in lens options. This can be challenging but Renee takes pride in offering our patients the newest in technology. The most rewarding part of her job is helping a new patient see clearly for the first time!
Renee met her husband during her high school years in Wellsville, Kansas. They have been married for 38+ years and have two children, Drake and Erica. Drake is married to Becca, and they have a precious little girl. Erica is an accountant and will be getting married to Leneal in 2023.
Renee enjoys decorating her home and making jewelry in her free time.
Jan joined McPherson Eye Care in 1992, working for Dr. Goering in her solo practice! After the practice grew and she took on her cousin as partner, Jan's job became more specialized.
Billing and insurance were her primary responsibilities. In 2021, She retired 2 months short of working for McPherson Eye Care for 29 years!
Because of the overall economic situation and work force, Jan returned to work part-time in 2022. Presently, her primary job responsibility is checking in eyewear when they come back from the outside labs. Jan has enjoyed working both in the business office and now in the lab. She has always enjoyed working in the medical field in different capacities.
Between Jan and her husband Bert they have 6 kids, 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 4 cats!
Elizabeth considers Kingston, TN her home. However, she grew up in Bonner Springs, KS. Elizabeth has worked as an Optometric Technician and a Front Desk Assistant since joining McPherson Eye Care, in June 2020. Currently, Elizabeth’s main duties include insurance and collections.