Visionhealth Eye Center is committed to providing our patients with the very best in vision care. Dr. Justin Hart, Dr. Greg Huntress, Dr. Scott McSpadden, and Dr. Alexandria Holmes offer a full scope of optometric services to meet the needs of the entire family–from young children in their developmental years to the special health considerations of seniors.
Dr. Greg Huntress received his doctorate degree in 1990 from the University of Missouri College of Optometry. Academic achievements included graduating on the Dean’s list, membership in Beta Sigma Kappa honor fraternity, and recipient of the Award for Clinic Excellence. In 2002, Dr. Huntress also achieved Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing Fellowship and exchange. In qualifying for and maintaining fellowship, individuals are evaluated against the highest standards of professional competence. The letters “FAAO” (Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry) after an optometrist’s, scientist’s or other qualified person’s name signify to colleagues and patients that rigorous qualifications for fellowship have been met. In addition, Dr. Huntress is an active member of the Southwest Missouri Optometric Society, Missouri Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Society. Furthermore, courtesy staff privileges are also currently maintained at Cox Monett Hospital.
Dr. Huntress treats refractive conditions requiring glasses or contact lens correction. In addition, a special interest is held in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and injury, as well as, the co-management of surgical treatment of the eye. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, keratoconus, lasik corrective surgery, and eye infections are some of the conditions routinely managed at Visionhealth Eye Center.
Dr. Greg treats patients the way he would want to be treated. He feels that being brought up in an optometric family has given him some added benefit and insight in patient care. His father, uncle, and cousin have all enjoyed successful careers in optometry. When not practicing, Dr. Greg enjoys the time spent with his wife Suzette and two children, Kate and Alex.
Dr. Hart is licensed to practice full-scope optometry, and can treat eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, eye infections, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration as well as other conditions causing pain or reduced vision. Dr. Hart has a special interest in children’s vision. As a child, Dr. Hart was diagnosed with strabismus, or an eye turn, which was later corrected with surgery and therapy. He has a true understanding for the special needs and considerations of children with eye and visual conditions. Dr. Hart studied Pediatric Vision while at NSU and completed an internship with a vision therapy clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Hart received the Dr. Martin Kane award for research in Vision Therapy in 2005.
Dr. Hart is a member in good standing of the Missouri Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is also proud to serve the community locally as Vice President of Kiwanis of Republic and past board member of Community Foundation of Republic.
Dr. Hart received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Physics at Pittsburg State University. He then attended Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry and graduated magna cum laude in 2006.
Dr. Hart received numerous awards and honors during his optometric studies. He was a member of the NSU Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa (honors fraternity), was the recipient of the Certificate of Clinical Excellence Award, the Heart of America Contact Lens Student Grant awarded for scholarship, leadership and civic duty, and was honored with the Chester Phieffer Award for Vision Science Research.
Dr. Scott McSpadden is a summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. His clinical training was performed in various hospitals and clinics of the Cherokee Nation around Tahlequah, OK. He completed an ocular disease externship in Tulsa, OK and has special interests in eyeglasses, contact lenses, cataract and refractive surgery co-management and ocular disease. He has lectured to optometry students and optometrists on topics such as retinal pathology, common eye problems associated with aging and contact lenses. He also conducted research on the scratch-resistance of anti-reflective coatings.
Dr. McSpadden enjoys seeing patients of all ages and strives to make every visit a fun and stress-free experience. He believes in patient education and thinks of patients as partners in eyecare. His wife, Jessi, is a math teacher at Monett Middle School. In his spare time, Dr. McSpadden enjoys water skiing, bicycling and playing basketball.
Visionhealth Eye Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Alexandria Holmes to our Republic office.
Dr. Holmes grew up in Ava and attended Missouri State University where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2014. She then attended University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry and graduated with honors in May of 2018. Among her achievements, Dr. Holmes was a Dean’s list recipient during all four years of optometry school. She also was awarded the Charles C. Matlock Memorial Award for excellence and distinction in pediatric optometry and the William R. Jackson Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Optometric Foundation for excellence in patient care.
Dr. Holmes has completed externship rotation at the VA medical center, Chickasaw Nation medical center, UMSL patient care center, Aloha Eye Cinic and Surgery Center and Affinia Healthcare clinic in St. Louis.