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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source of Colby the leading provider of vision care products and services in Colby.


Jeff Morrison, O.D.

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Dr. Jeff Morrison was born and raised in western Kansas. He graduated at the top of his class at the University of Missouri, School of Optometry. Upon graduation he received numerous honors and awards for outstanding clinical and academic achievements. Upon graduation in 1993, he joined his father (Dr. Jim) in private practice in Colby, Kansas. Here he has special interest in the hard to fit contact lens patients, refractive surgery and diseases of the eye. He is involved with research on contact lenses and prides himself on being ‘cutting-edge’.

Dr. Jeff is active in the Methodist Church and community. He is a member of Kiwanis and the local chamber of commerce. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachelle and their 5 children: 3 boys, Jaden, Carter, & Darius, and twin girls – Kennedy and Campbell.

They all enjoy hiking, cycling, swimming, golf, camping and family time.


Mark Wahlmeier, O.D.

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Dr. Mark Wahlmeier was born and raised in western Kansas (Norton). He went on to Fort Hays State University where he played football for four years. After college sports he was ready to devote his time to academic studies at the University of Missouri-School of Optometry where he excelled to the top of his class receiving numerous awards and honors. Dr. Mark joined the practice in 2000 and enjoys being able to practice all facets of eye care with services for pediatric and adult patients. He is also available for sport’s vision consultation-helping maximize the sport enthusiast’s vision and ability. He is proud to work in both the Colby and Goodland offices and enjoys offering the latest technology available to give the patient a thorough eye health assessment.

Dr. Mark and his wife, Amanda, have four children: sons, Jordan and Peyton and daughters, Kellyn and Breckyn. His family enjoys camping and other outdoor activities. He is also active in his church and several local organizations.


Jordan Hagler, O.D.

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Jordan Hagler, O.D. joined our offices in August 2012.  Dr. Hagler grew up on a farm south of Atwood, Kansas. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Kansas State University. In May 2011, he graduated  from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with summa cum laude honors.

During his time in optometry school, Dr. Hagler received numerous honors & awards including the school’s Pheiffer Award for Excellence in Ocular Disease Research for his study in glaucoma management. He also completed his externship at Fry Eye Associates, in Garden City, KS where he received further training in surgical post-operative care. He went on to complete a residency in primary care optometry with an emphasis in ocular disease at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  During his residency, he received advanced clinical training in the management of diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other various ocular conditions.  Dr. Hagler also enjoys fitting contact lenses, working with pediatric patients, and low vision rehabilitation.

In his free time, Dr. Hagler enjoys golfing, fishing, volunteering for Special Olympics, and spending time with his family.  Dr. Hagler works in our Colby, Goodland and Atwood offices and is happy to serve these local Northwest Kansas communities.


Andrea Hagler, O.D.

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Dr. Andrea (Sis) Hagler joined the practice in August 2013.  She grew up on a farm northwest of Atwood, Kansas and attended Atwood High School, Colby Community College, and Kansas State University, where she received her bachelor’s of science degree in biology.  She graduated from optometry school at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in May 2012.  Under the supervision of Dr. Ron Bateman, she completed an externship at Fort Collins Family Eye Care in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she received additional training in vision therapy and pediatric eye care.  She also completed a residency in pediatrics, vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

While in optometry school, she received the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) award, the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, the Optometric Student Association Outstanding Student of the Year award, the National Infant See Award, along with several other awards and scholarships.   While Dr. Hagler enjoys seeing patients of all ages, she has a passion for working with children and patients with special needs.  Dr. Hagler treats patients suffering from double vision or other binocular vision disorders as a result of traumatic brain injuries (car injuries, strokes, etc), children who have vision related learning disabilities, and patients who have strabismus (eye turns) and amblyopia (reduced vision in one eye).

Dr. Hagler is an Infant See and See to Learn provider.  She is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American Optometric Association, and the Kansas Optometric Association.  Dr. Hagler works in the Colby and Atwood offices and offers Sky’s the Limit Vision Therapy services out of the Colby office.


Staff


Mary S., ABOC

Mary serves as Practice Manager and is a certified Optician, having her American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC). Mary grew up in Colby and went on to receive her Master of Arts degree from Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, IL. Eventually moving back to Colby with her family, she has served with our office since 1993. Mary loves that during her 25+ year career she has continued to learn and be challenged every day and have the privilege of working with exemplary optometrists and staff and enjoys being part of all that goes on at our Vision Source offices.

Mary is active in our community and serves as Director for Trinity Lutheran Church’s JuBellation Handbell Choir. She also serves as President and plays percussion in the Pride of the Prairie Orchestra. Along with music, she enjoys travelling, quilting, card making, gardening, crafts and doting on her grandkids.

Mary’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I have lots of great patient memories, but probably my favorite involved a young lady with disabilities. Not able to communicate much verbally, she wasn’t very engaged with her surroundings until I placed her first pair of glasses on her face. With the glasses on and really seeing crisply for the first time, she immediately noticed her mom, smiled and reached out to touch her mom’s face. Her mom and I were both crying because it was so life-changing for the young lady. It was the moment when I saw the power of sight and the beauty of that moment is forever etched in my mind.”

Mary’s favorite motto/mantra: “One filled with joy preaches without preaching.” (Mother Teresa)


Cara A., CPO

Originally from Joes, Colorado, Cara graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and now serves as our Insurance Coordinator/Front Desk Team Leader and is a Certified Para Optometric. Cara started work at Vision Source in 2012 and enjoys interacting with patients, helping resolve concerns and learning something new almost every day. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family – kids’ sporting events, fishing with her husband, playing catch with her son and baking/playing with her daughter.

Cara’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “We have some amazing and really kind patients who over the years have really touched my heart.”

Cara’s favorite motto/mantra: “But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior.” Jer. 20:11


Terri C.

Terri joined our office in 2008 and serves as an Optometric Tech. Terri grew up in Palco, KS and enjoys many things about Vision Source including her co-workers, learning new things and meeting patients. Outside of the office, Terri enjoys painting, drawing and every kind of craft.

Terri’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I met a gentleman who does wood working. We talked about our shared crafting interests. One year he brought me a wooden jewelry box that he had made and the next year, he brought a few wooden ornaments. The thoughtfulness or our patients always amazes me.”

Terri’s favorite motto/mantra: “God doesn’t give you any more than you can handle.”


Carleigh H., CPO

Carleigh is a Colby native, graduating from Colby High School and receiving her Associates Degree from Colby Community College. She has been with our offices since 2009 as an Optometric Tech/Tech Team Leader and has earned her CPO (Certified Para Optometric). Carleigh loves working with patients and the new things she learns every day. She loves spending time with her family and friends and going to the dunes/RZR riding.

Carleigh’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “We have some amazing patients and seeing patients on a daily basis makes for a lot of memorable moments – too many to share. Patients share a part of themselves each day and keep the day fun!”

Carleigh’s favorite motto/mantra: “Something my dad always said…… ‘No worries!’”


Ashleigh H.

Ashleigh joined our Front Desk team in the summer of 2018. Working with Vision Source has brought her much joy as she feels her team shares the same vision and dedication in providing extraordinary eyecare, provided by extraordinary eye care professionals. She enjoys the genuine feeling of cooperation and family within the work place. Ashleigh grew up in a military family and has lived in many different places, but ultimately ended up in NW Kansas. She graduated from Wallace County High School in 2001. Ashleigh serves as the Thomas County 4-H Shooting Sport Coordinator and 4-H Archery Instructor. She is married with three kids and stays busy with school sports, 4-H shooting sports competitions and family hunting excursions.

Ashleigh’s favorite motto/mantra: “Aim high and shoot straight!”


Tama I., CPO

Tama is a Certified Para Optometric and works as an Optometric Tech, Vision Therapy Tech and is our Vision Therapy Coordinator. She is originally from Salina, KS and joined our practice in 2012. Prior to working at Vision Source, she earned an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Colorado. Tama enjoys helping others and working with patients of all ages. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and kids and can definitely whip up some awesome foodie favorites!

Tama’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “Out and about, I often see many of my vision therapy patients that have graduated from the program. They often express how happy they are to see me and give me hugs because they miss me. Their parents express the same happiness with me and the Vision Therapy program and all that it has done for their kid. Makes me feel really great! ”

Tama’s favorite motto/mantra: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”


Lyssa M.

Lyssa has been with our office since 2016 working as one of our Front Desk team members. She enjoys getting to know our patients and interacting with all the patients that come and go from our office. She was raised in Central KS, eventually moving to Northwest KS in 2009. She graduated in 2010 with an Associates of Science and in 2014 with a Medical Assistant degree. Lyssa is now a Registered Medical Assistant. She married her husband in 2015 and is currently raising her 3 “fur babies”. Lyssa spends her time enjoying camping, shooting sports, and making memories with family and friends. She also enjoys serving our community on the Thomas County Fair Board

Lyssa’s favorite motto/mantra: “Live with no regrets, for those are the choices that make you who you are today.”


Alicia M.

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Alicia joined our practice in 2019 as an Optician. She feels that the best part of her job is helping patients feel good about their eyewear choices. She also enjoys her co-workers and the teamwork that goes into the daily interactions with patients. Outside of the office, Alicia is a Colby Chamber Lady Diplomat. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. In the summertime, she loves jeeping in the mountains.

Alicia’s favorite motto/mantra: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” (Dr. Seuss)


Nicole O., CPO

Nicole is a Certified Para Optometric and has been with our office since 2016, working as an Optometric Tech and Vision Therapy Tech. Nicole grew up in Atwood and earned her Associates degree in accounting. Vision Therapy work with kids is her favorite part of the job. She enjoys watching the kids improve and is rewarded by being a part of that process. Playing volleyball and landscape photography are her outside office interests.

Nicole’s favorite motto/mantra: “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” (Nicholas Sparks)


Brandy O.

Brandy grew up in Colby and began working at Vision Source in 2018 as an Optometric Tech. She serves on the local American Red Cross. Brandy enjoys meeting new wonderful people, constantly learning about eye health and being adopted into a big “Vision Source” family. In her spare time, she loves roadtrips and spending time with her kids and husband.

Brandy’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “One day I began pre-testing exam work with a patient who admitted he was nervous and uncomfortable about visiting any type of doctor. He later told me that that I made things easier for him by being so kind.”

Brandy’s favorite motto/mantra: “Be happy with this moment, this moment is your life.”


Karlie P.

Karlie began working as an Optician in our office in 2018. She is from Texarkana, Texas and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and is working on her Master’s degree through Kansas State University. Karlie reports that she loves her new job “because of the amazing individuals that I work with. They make coming to work fun every day. I also love getting to interact with patients and help them find their own unique style with eyeglass frames.” While not studying and writing papers for her degree program, she enjoys shopping, traveling, watching favorite TV shows and cheering on the Astros and Cowboys.

Karlie’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “Every encounter with a patient is fun and unique in it’s own way, so I don’t have any one favorite encounter. However, I do love when a patient comes in and tells me they’re from Texas or the South, because I feel like I’m talking to someone who understands my love of home and all things Southern as much as I do.”

Karlie’s favorite motto/mantra: “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” (Reba McIntire)


Robyn R.

Robyn is originally from Wichita, KS and attended Kansas State University. She has worked as Front Desk/Reception Team Member since 2008. She enjoys seeing and meeting patients and helping them have a great experience in our office. Robyn has many interests outside the office including golf, photography and attending or watching K-State games.

Robyn’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I feel all encounters are unique. I really enjoy seeing the patients who have been coming here for years and getting a chance to visit about their lives and families.”

Robyn’s favorite motto/mantra: “As you walk down the fairway of life, you must stop and smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” (Ben Hogan)


Aubrey S., CPO

Aubrey is a Certified Para Optometric and has worked as an Optometric Tech since 2016. She is originally from Meade, KS and has her Associates of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy from NWKTC. She is a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care, American Red Cross and Be the Match (bone marrow donor). In her work, Aubrey enjoys being able to aid in the health/vision care of our community. She feels “there’s nothing more exciting than when someone’s world is opened up through a new pair of glasses/contacts or corrective surgery.” In her spare time, Aubrey enjoys spending time with family and one of her favorite shared family times is spent around the backyard firepit.

Aubrey’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I enjoy meeting patient and I really enjoy when I meet patients who knows someone I grew up with or from my hometown. That’s always a lot of fun and and reminds me what a small world it really is!”

Aubrey’s favorite mottos/mantras: “Let go and let God.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”


Pat S.

Pat grew up in Oakley, KS and has worked for Vision Source since 2011 as an Optician, earning her ECP University Advanced Dispensing certification. She has a business degree from Fort Hays State University and is Vice President of her local Kappa Upsilon. Pat enjoys the satisfaction that comes from providing a person with a product that helps them. She adds that she “loves styling patients to give them a confident look.”

Pat’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I have listened to so many stories from patients over the years. We all have a story and hearing other life stories is very gratifying.”

Pat’s favorite motto/mantra: “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”


Allison Z.

Allison has been an Optician with our office since 2016. She grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Kearney with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a member of Holy Family Circle and loves to hangout with family and friends, read, watch TV and travel.

Allison’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I remember helping a patient with her frame selection. She was having a hard time deciding. Eventually, we found the perfect pair for her. She was so excited and it made my day to see her so happy with the results.”

Allison’s favorite motto/mantra: “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens.”


Spring L., CPO

Spring works as an Optometric Tech and is a Certified Para Optometric. She is originally from Nevada and joined our office in 2016. Spring enjoys her co-workers and learning new things each day. Outside of the office, you will find Spring enjoying time with her family and watching her kids in their various sporting events.

Spring’s favorite patient encounter/memory: “I think every day is a new experience and I’m always learning from our patients.”

Spring’s favorite motto/mantra: “Life’s a climb, but the view is great!”