DELIVERING THE HIGHEST QUALITY EYE CARE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
Dr. Robert MurpheyOptometrist
Dr. Murphey grew up in Clay Center, Kansas. He joined the United States Army after graduating from Clay Center Community High School in the spring of 1988. After serving his country and being honorably discharged, he began his college career at Kansas State University in the fall of 1990.
After his first semester he was recalled to active duty to serve during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, but still managed to graduate in the spring of 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State University. He then attended the University of Houston, College of Optometry in the fall of 1994 and received is Doctorate in Optometry in the spring 1998. Dr. Murphey practiced in the Wichita area for 3 years. before he moved to Salina in late 2000 to join Dr. Lewerenz and Dr. Welsh.
Dr. Murphey is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Kansas Optometric Association, the Heart of America Contact Lens Association, is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry, and is a life member of AMBUC’s. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Janell, and his two sons, Logan and Ryan. He also enjoys cheering for the local sports teams including the Wildcats, Chiefs, and Royals, playing cards, playing pool, cooking, grilling and smoking, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Todd ZergerOptometrist
Dr. Todd Zerger graduated from Bethel College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. After teaching chemistry and physics at Peabody High School for two years, Dr. Zerger attended the Southern College of Optometry.
His training at the Southern College of Optometry also included an extern rotation at the VA hospital as well as a rotation in a private practice. These rotations emphasized ocular disease, contact lens, pediatrics, cataract and LASIK co-management as well as general medical optometry. While at SCO he spent numerous hours tutoring future colligues in areas such as pharmacology and nueroanatomy. In May of 2006 Dr. Zerger graduated with honors from SCO. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Kansas Optometric Association.
Dr. Zerger enjoys watching and playing sports including basketball, football, ping-pong and water sports. His wife, Krisha, is a registered nurse with experience in pediatric cancer while working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Zerger and his wife Krisha have three daughters, Ava, Adelin and Ayla and one son, Garrison.
Dr. Brandon SmithOptometrist
Born and raised in Salina, KS, Dr. Brandon Smith graduated from Salina South High School. He received his undergraduate degree in cellular/molecular biology from Fort Hays University. While in school, he participated in numerous extracurricular activities including the Tiger baseball team and a worship band leader for Christian Challenge.
He received his doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2011. While attending optometry school, Dr. Smith was involved with several organizations, including Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, where he served as the chapter’s President. He also traveled to rural Kenya in 2009 and spent seven days providing medical eye care to over one thousand patients in need.
Dr. Brandon Smith is very passionate about helping his patients find relief from dry eye and ocular surface disease. His other specialties are ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, and age related macular degeneration, as well as fitting specialty contact lenses and myopia management.
When not in the office, Dr. Smith enjoys singing and playing guitar at church on Sundays or in the local band, The Blades. He also enjoys snowboarding in Colorado and being in the company of friends and family. He and his wife, Erin, have two boys, Samuel and Oliver.
Dr. Erin SmithOptometrist
Originally from Austin, TX, Dr. Erin Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University and received a degree in Biomedical Science and a minor in Spanish. She then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and graduated in 2011. Her special interests include specialty contact lenses, myopia management, ocular surface disease, and ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Kansas Optometric Association. She has been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and traveled to Kenya in 2009 to provide eye health exams and glasses to rural parts of Nairobi. Dr. Erin Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon and their two boys, Sam and Oliver.