Dr. Laurie White
Dr. White graduated from The University of Houston, College of Optometry in 1983. Her undergraduate degree is from Emporia State, a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Within the field of optometry, Dr. White's talents include vision therapy, therapeutics, and a bilingual specialization. She is married to Steve Stephens and has four children, Emily, Elizabeth, Erin Michelle, and Erin Nicole. She is active in Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) and has participated in ten international mission trips in Central and South America to bring eye care to under-served areas. She is active at The United Methodist Church, was on the founding committee for Community Recycling Environmental Waste (CREW) in Dodge City and enjoys living a healthy, balanced life.
Terie Jo started working for Great Plains Vision in January 2014. She was born and raised in Dodge City. She comes from a large family of seven kids who live in or close to Dodge City. She is married with two children and enjoys getting together with her parents and siblings as much as possible. In her free time, she likes to cheer on her son with his sports (once a Demon, always a Demon) and visit her daughter who is attending Kansas State University (Go Wildcats)! She also enjoys scrapbooking when she can find the time.
Wendy graduated from DCCC with an Associate of Arts degree in general studies. She has been working for Great Plains Vision since 2010 and has worked different areas of the practice. Currently, she does all the billing and processing of the insurance for the business. Wendy is certified in Para-Optometric and Care Credit. Born in Liberal, Kansas and raised in Dodge City pretty much her whole life, Wendy comes from a small Catholic family with only one younger brother. She is a bilingual team player and also enjoys a challenge. In her free time she enjoys catching up with friends and traveling.
Cindy recently joined the staff of Great Plains Vision LLC in May 2017. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with BS degree in General Science and AS in Radiology Technology. She and her husband Steve farm and ranch in the the Spearville area. Cindy enjoys gardening, but most of all cherishes time spent with her grand children and family. Certified in Dry Eye Therapy
Sergio recently started working at Great Plains Vision, LLC since February 2017. He is currently going to DCCC to earn his Associates of Science. Sergio was born and raised in Dodge City, Ks. He plans to attend optometry school and become an optometrist. He enjoys hiking and helping other people.
Denise was born and raised in Dodge City. She graduated from DCCC with an Associates of Arts degree and then transferred to Kansas State University. She has been working at Great Plains Vision since 2011 and is currently working as an optician and a scribe. Denise is a Certified Para-Optometric Assistant Level II and is currently working on becoming a Certified Para-Optometric Technician Level III. In her free time, Denise enjoys going on walks with her two children and spending as much time outdoors as she can. Certified in Dry Eye Therapy
Vanessa De La Cruz started working at Great Plains Vision in January 2018. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington, and raised in Dodge City, Kansas. Vanessa attended DCCC for two years then transferred to Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a Minor in Business. She enjoys to read, go on long runs, and spend time with friends and family. On her free time she likes to watch sports and root for the Royals during baseball season. Certified in Dry Eye Therapy