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Meet the Staff

At Maplewood EyeCare Center, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Staff of professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our staff and make an appointment.

  • Dr.
    Larry Gunnell

    Dr. Gunnell is celebrating his 42nd year in Wichita Falls. He arrived at Sheppard AFB in June 1977, practicing in the Eye Clinic, Sheppard Regional Hospital until June 1980. He established a private practice in Wichita Falls at that time. Dr. Gunnell enjoys photography, World War 2 history and antique cars. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls-North. He is also a lifetime member of Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

  • Lisa
    Lisa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She joined Maplewood EyeCare Center in 1980 as Office Manager. In her spare time she loves to garden and she is also a big history buff. Lisa is a member of Rotary Club of Wichita Falls-North
  • Brenda
    A native of Southern California, with a Bachelor in Psychology from CSU Dominguez Hills; Brenda joined our office in 2002 after previously working for Linden Optometry in Pasadena. Brenda is our Office Management Expert. She works closely with frame representatives to make sure we have the very best selection of frames for each patient. She also works hard with other staff to streamline our procedures to provide you the best service possible. Brenda will always take that extra step to help you solve any situation. Outside the office, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband and kids; especially her daughter who is currently in college. She also enjoys working with the youth in her church and community. Favorite Quote: “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change our smile.”
  • Tari
    Tari has been with Maplewood EyeCare Center since February 2012, starting out at the front desk and quickly moving on to Optometric Tech. She truly enjoys the one on one interaction with the patients daily. She was born and raised in the Wichita Falls area, Tari married her high school sweetheart and traveled the world with him until eventually coming back and settling in Wichita Falls. Her husband is currently serving as the Youth Pastor of their church; where she also serves as a leader for youth girls. She and her husband have a son who is currently attending college. Favorite Quote: Love your family. Spend time. Be kind and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and Today is short.
  • Matt
    Matthew has been working at Maplewood Eyecare Center for two years. He is a Optician/Lab Tech and enjoys the joy people show when they receive their glasses. He also helps with special testing and patient screening. He is a Wichita County native and grew up in you Iowa Park. He works with the youth group at his church and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Favorite Quote: 'A person can nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This, too, I see is from the hand of God. ecclesiastics 2:24
  • Jennifer Whaley

    Jennifer originally worked for Maplewood EyeCare Center from 1998 to 2003 as an Technician, She rejoined our staff in September 2017.  She attended Wayland Baptist University and obtained a bachelors degree in Education. She was born in Omaha Nebraska and is a former military dependent that has lived in many places.  In 1990 her family eventually settled in Wichita Falls.  She is married and has two beautiful children. Favorite Quote: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations'.

  • Chasity Blackwell

    Chasity has been with Maplewood EyeCare Center since January 2018 working front desk. Originally from born in Plano Texas, her family moved to Wichita Falls at the age of 13.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful daughters.  She is also a licensed hairdresser and dental assistant.  Her favorite quote “Teach me to do your will for you are my God me your gracious spirit lead me on level ground. Psalms 143:10.

New Patients Receive 15% OFF Second Pair of Complete Glasses!

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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