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 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. Morgan Schaller is originally from Dodge City, Kansas, and joined the practice in 2020 after graduating from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma (NSUOCO). While attending NSUOCO, she was a member of the honor society, Beta Sigma, and participated in a mission trip to Roatan, Honduras. She is excited to be back in Kansas and start her optometry career!