Get To Know All About Our Eye Care Team
You can always count on the experience and knowledge of the team of eye care professionals at Drs. McKinney & Simmonds Optometrists, LLC. For diagnosis and treatment of eye health issues, from the rare to the common eye problems, call us at (316) 283-1310 to schedule your appointment!
Dr. Rick McKinney
Dr. McKinney was born and raised in the Wichita area. He graduated from Southwestern College and then attended University of Houston College of Optometry. While there, he received awards and graduated with honors. Dr. McKinney was a member of the academic honor societies, Beta Sigma Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.
Over the years in Newton, he has participated in several local organizations. Dr. McKinney is a current member of the Kansas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
Dr. McKinney and his wife, Chrystal, cherish time with their family. They raised two children in Newton and now enjoy their four grandchildren. Faith has been an essential part of their lives, and they greatly appreciate their church family.
Dr. Ryan Simmonds
Dr. Ryan Simmonds joined the practice in 2000 after graduating from Southern California College of Optometry. Having lived in Newton all of his life, Ryan was eager to return to his hometown. He lives on a small farm just outside of Newton. Over the years, Dr. Ryan has been active in the community, serving on the Board of the Kauffman Museum, Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony and active in the Walton PTO. When not in office, Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his two sons, camping, traveling and guitar playing.
Dr. Louia was born and raised in Rose Hill, KS. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Life Sciences and received her Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. While in graduate school, Dr. Louia was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honor society, won the Outstanding Clinician Award in 2018 and graduated with honors.
She is an active member of the Newton Lions Club, Bible Study Fellowship, Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking and playing softball. Dr. Louia, her husband and two dogs reside in Park City, KS.