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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Independence Family Eye Care a proud provider of vision care products and services in Independence.

Photo of Dr. BrayMarcia Bray, O.D.

Position: Owner and Optometrist

Marcia graduated from the University of Missouri in ‘89 with a degree in biology, and from University of Missouri – St. Louis optometry school in ‘94. Marcia has been working at Independence Family Eye Care for 28 years. In 2015, she purchased the practice and became the owner and optometrist in an all female team.

Photo of Dr. WestKatherine West, O.D.

Position: Optometrist

Katherine West is our newest optometrist in the practice, joining us last summer. She graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and then completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Low vision from the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Dr. West hails from McCook, Nebraska, a small town in the southwest corner of the state, but has loved her time in Kansas City so far. She enjoys managing ocular disease and loves the chance to build relationships with her patients. In her free time, Dr. West enjoys cooking, running and traveling with her husband, Jake!

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Photo of AnnetteAnnette Lutz

Position: Optician
Annette’s favorite part about working at IFEC is the relationship she has with the other women she works with, “We are a fun group of sisters,” said Annette. A fun fact about Annette is that she is going to be a grandma for the first time!

Photo of JoeiJoei Pritchett

Position: Receptionist
Joei’s favorite part about working at IFEC is working with a team of great, hard working women. A fun fact about Joei is that she is pregnant!

Photo of JohnnaeJohnnae Rodriguez

Position: Tech
Johnnae’s favorite thing about working at IFEC is “turning friends into family, and enjoying my time while at work.” A fun fact about Johnnae is that she has a beauty parlor in the morning before she starts her work day at IFEC!

Photo of NancyNancy Conway

Position: Tech
Nancy’s favorite thing about working at IFEC is her coworkers and great leadership. A fun fact about Nancy is that she always tries to stay positive and is a little crazy!

Photo of KimKim Miller

Position: Office Manager
Kim’s favorite thing about working at IFEC is her coworkers. A fun fact about Kim is that she loves spending time with family- especially her four grandchildren.

Photo of SherriSherri Reed

Position: Tech
Sherri has been working here for almost 35 years. On a daily basis Sherri starts by prepping all the machines for patients and gathering charts to make sure everything is in order. She is responsible for maintaining the office, ordering supplies and making sure any repairs on equipment are dealt with.
A fun fact about Sherri is that she has four grandchildren!