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Ginter Eye Care Center Is Dedicated to Helping You See Clearly in Lubbock, TX!

Our team of trained eye care professionals, here at Ginter Eye Care Center in Lubbock, TX can help you see clearly and maintain your eye health with comprehensive eye exams, glasses and contacts. We even have vision solutions for individuals that play sports or work at a computer all day.

Hours

  • Monday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed
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child receiving eye exam
child receiving eye exam

Comprehensive Eye Health Examinations

You eye health starts with annual comprehensive eye health examinations. These exams look for problems with the pressure in your eye, illnesses or injuries to your retina and can detect other health problems, including high blood pressure and diabetes. If we see signs of glaucoma, AMD or diabetic retinopathy, we will explain the diagnosis to you and provide a course of treatment. We may also recommend that you schedule your eye examinations closer together so that we can monitor your condition.

If you have problems with your visual acuity, we offer a wide range of corrective lenses, including single vision, bifocal and trifocal glasses, hard and soft contact lenses and Ortho-k.

Our Eye Care Center Mission

Our optometrists are dedicated to answering all your eye health questions as well as providing you with advanced eye care. We also value your time, which is why we do everything within our power to ensure you are seen soon after you enter our waiting room.

Pediatric Exams

Along with adult exams, we also offer pediatric exams that are designed to check for common childhood eye ailments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, crossed eyes, depth perception problems and tracking and teaming problems. We recommend that all children receive an eye examination before the start of each school year.

Refractive Vision Problems We Treat

When you cannot see clearly, it affects everything you do from driving a car to reading a menu. It can even affect your work performance and your ability to participate in recreational activities. Our optometrists can diagnose and treat a wide range of refractive vision problems, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Refractive Laser Counseling

Many refractive vision problems can be significantly improved or permanently corrected with LASIK and laser eye surgery. Our optometrists offer refractive laser counseling in order to answer your laser eye surgery questions and determine if you would make a good candidate for permanent vision correction. If you are a good candidate, we can write you a referral to an eye surgeon for LASIK, PRK or CK laser eye surgery.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy helps improve the way the eyes function together. While it has primarily been used to help kids who have crossed eyes and vision related learning problems, it is also beneficial for adults. The visual exercises and tasks can help adults see better for their jobs and to play sports.

To schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists in Lubbock, call us at 806-798-8820. We are located at 5713 82nd Street.

Our Doctors

Dr. Jewell Ginter

Dr. GinterDr. Ginter graduated in 1976 with a Master’s of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology from West Texas A&M University (previously known as West Texas State) in Canyon, Texas and went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston in 1982. After receiving her Texas Optometry license in 1982, Dr. Ginter started her private Optometric practice in Lubbock, Texas. She is married to Job Fitz, who is the General Manager of Ginter Eyecare. In 2011, Dr. Ginter received her Board Certified Optometry Certification by the American Board of Optometry and she specializes in Glaucoma/Therapeutic Optometry (which includes treatment for glaucoma, dry eye, eye infections and foreign body removal), Specialty Contact lenses (including Multi-focal, rigid, and Keratoconus contact lenses), Family Vision and Laser Vision evaluations for Laser Eye Center of Lubbock. Dr. Ginter is a member of the local South Plains Optometric Society, member of the State Optometry Organization, Texas Optometric Association, the National Optometry Organization, and American Optometric Association. She is also the owner and administrator of Ginter Eyecare Center and co-owner of the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock.

Dr. Steven Barclay

Dr. Steven BarclayDr Barclay has been with Ginter Eyecare Center since 2011. Dr. Barclay was born and raised in Southwest Michigan. He attended the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) at Ferris State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Vision Science degree in 2005. During optometry school, Dr. Barclay was an active member in student organizations. He was President of the Michigan Optometric Student Association (MOSA) in his third year of optometry school and went on a VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) trip to St. Lucia to provide free eye exams and glasses to the underserved. He graduated in 2007 with high honors from MCO, and practiced in Indiana and Michigan his first four years as an Optometrist before locating to Lubbock, TX. in 2011 with his wife and son. Their son is very active in baseball and attends Frenship ISD. They also have a daughter who was born in Lubbock, TX. in 2014. In 2011, Dr. Barclay became a Board Certified Optometrist after he successfully completed the inaugural test offered by the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Barclay is a member of the South Plains Optometric Society, American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. Dr. Barclay specializes in Glaucoma/Therapeutic Optometry (which includes treatment for glaucoma, dry eye, eye infections and foreign body removal), Specialty Contact Lenses (including Multi-focal, rigid, Keratoconus, and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) contact lenses), Family Vision and Laser Vision Evaluations with the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock.

Dr. Anthony Spencer

Dr. Anthony SpencerDr. Anthony Spencer is the newest optometrist at Ginter Eyecare Center, joining us in June 2015. Dr. Spencer was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. He earned his Bachelor of Business degree in 1992 from Texas Christian University. He attended the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. After receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2006, he went on a VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) trip to provide free eye exams and glasses to the underserved in the Dominican Republic. He recently retired from the United States Air Force where he practiced as an Optometrist for nine years. He participated in two military medical humanitarian trips; one to the Arctic Circle in northern Alaska and the other to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. His wife, Ruth, is also retired from the United States Air Force, and they are blessed with two sons and a daughter who attend Frenship ISD. Dr. Spencer is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and the South Plains Optometric Society. Dr. Spencer specializes in Glaucoma/Therapeutic Optometry, Specialty Contact Lenses, Family Vision and Laser Vision Evaluations with the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock.

Dr. Alberto Camacho

Dr. Alberto CamachoDr. Alberto Camacho grew up in nearby Vernon, Texas. He graduated with honors from Vernon High School. After graduation, Dr. Camacho was accepted to the University of New Mexico with a full academic scholarship. His passion for giving back to his community was deeply ingrained as a brother of Lambda Theta Phi, Latino Fraternity. Dr. Camacho graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He then went on to pursue his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Camacho’s clinical experience began immediately at UIWRSO, but his passion for Vision Therapy and the Pediatric population began while providing vision screenings at the San Antonio and Bourne Elementary Schools during his second year at UIWRSO. This passion for Developmental Optometry was further engrained while receiving further training in the Vision Therapy specialty clinic within UIWRSO. Dr. Camacho further expanded his skills in Vision Therapy during his externship in an Optometry office offering Vision Therapy. Aside from the Vision Therapy training, Dr. Camacho was fortunate to also work with the San Antonio Veterans Administration Eye Clinic and provide eye care for our nation’s veterans.

Dr. Camacho is a member of the South Plains Optometric Society, Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Camacho specializes in Therapeutic Optometry (which includes treatment for dry eye, eye infections and foreign body removal), Specialty Contact Lenses (including Multi-focal, Rigid Gas Permeable, Keratoconus, and Corneal Refractive Therapy contact lenses), Family Vision, Laser Vision Evaluations with the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock and Vision Therapy. His hobbies include travelling, spending time with family and friends, attending Texas Tech sporting events, and watching soccer, including his favorite team, Club America. Dr Camacho is fluent in Spanish and is ready to provide eye care for patients at Ginter Eyecare Center.

Our Staff

Job Fitz

Job FitzJob has been with Ginter Eyecare Center since 1986. Job is bilingual and was raised in El Paso, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in History and Psychology. Job is the General Manager and oversees the financial and operations at Ginter Eyecare Center. Job is a Board Certified Optician and a National Certified Contact Lens Technician. He loves to play golf, hunt and travel with his beautiful wife, Dr. Jewell Ginter.

Alice Villalobos

Alice VillalobosAlice has been part of Ginter Eyecare Center’s growing practice since 1990. Alice was raised in the Lubbock area, is married and has two children. Alice serves Ginter Eyecare Center as an Office Manager and is a Board Certified Optician, as well as a National Certified Contact Lens Technician. Alice, with the Doctor’s guidance, will properly fit patients in contact lenses including Multi-focal, rigid, Keratoconus, and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) lenses to help determine the correct lenses for the patient.

Sarah McKinnon

Sarah McKinnonSarah has been with Ginter Eyecare Center since 2004. Sarah was raised in the Lubbock area and attended Texas Tech University with 3 years in business Administration. She and her husband Josh, have a daughter. She serves Ginter Eyecare as the HR Manager and manages the Front Desk, Insurance and Billing departments.

Martha Loera

Martha LoeraMartha has been with Ginter Eyecare Center since 2000. Martha is bilingual and was raised in the Brownfield area. She is married and has two children. She has served in the Optical industry for 20 years. Martha serves Ginter Eyecare Center as the Optical Manager and has many years of experience in Optical and Lab work. She has her ABO certification, which is a National Board Certified Optician. She is up to date with her continuing education and has contributed in community services in the surrounding areas. She will be glad to answer any questions and help patients with all their optical needs to help give patients the “Best in Sight”.

Joanne Villalobos

Joanne VillalobosJoanne has been with Ginter Eyecare Center since 2006. Joanne is bilingual and was raised in the Lubbock area. She is married and has 3 years of Nursing at South Plains College. She serves Ginter Eyecare Center as an Office Manager and is the Communication Coordinator. Joanne will gladly assist patients with scheduling their appointments and directing them for their eye care needs.

Larry Sloan

Larry SloanLarry has been with Ginter Eyecare Center since 2011. Larry was raised in the North Texas area. He played baseball and soccer for St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences and he as completed 4 years of education in Sign Language. Larry serves Ginter Eyecare Center as the Optical Lab Manager. Larry has his ABO, which is a National Board Certified Optician. He is married and has two children, who are actively involved in baseball. Larry helps coach his children’s baseball teams in the Lubbock-Cooper Little League and is also involved with several community service projects.