Dr. Amber Mayes O.D.
Dr. Mayes grew up on a ranch outside of Leedey, Oklahoma where she enjoyed playing sports and competing in piano. After high school, she attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Dr. Mayes went on to attend the Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma from 2004 to 2008. Here, she met and married Dr. Brandon Mayes. Dr. Amber Mayes then went on to complete a fellowship at one of the largest vision therapy clinics in the region, the Oklahoma Vision Development Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here, she gained valuable clinical and vision therapy skills in the specialty field of vision therapy and vision-related learning disorders. Dr. Mayes has attended approximately 200 hours of specialized training and education in pediatric vision and vision therapy seminars throughout the United States to gain valuable experience in treating patients with strabismus, amblyopia and vision-related learning problems. Dr. Mayes is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, InfantSee, the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Professionals and The College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
She has received recognition for being one of the top InfantSee providers in the state. Dr. Mayes also enjoys providing in-service education for teachers and nurses, as well as speaking at community clubs and organizations about pediatric vision development and vision and learning. Both Dr. Amber and her husband Dr. Brandon enjoy working with local schools and Skyline Ministries to donate eye exams and glasses to those in need. They have donated nearly 1,000 free eye exams to those in need.
Dr. Brandon Mayes O.D.
Dr. Mayes grew up in Derby, Kansas where he enjoyed playing football and basketball and hanging out with his younger brothers. After high school, Dr. Mayes attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During his years at OSU, he worked with the intramural sports department and enjoyed participating in many intramural athletic programs.
Dr. Mayes went on to attend the Oklahoma College of Optometry, where he graduated in 2009. Dr. Mayes' case reports and research projects have received both local and national accolades. Dr. Mayes’ graduate research on perception of gaze has been published in journals such as the International Vision Research Journal. Dr. Mayes has written many award-winning case reports, including one globally recognized by HOYA Vision Care. Other award-winning case reports have been recognized by large entities such as Alcon Pharmaceuticals (for his work with contact lenses), the American Optometric foundation (for his work with infant vision), Oklahoma College of Optometry (for his research and for clinical excellence), Marchon Eyewear (for his practice management work), Healthy Eyes Healthy People (for his work with diabetic eyecare), Vision Service Plan (for his clinical skills) and Essilor Laboratories of America (for his work with presbyopia).
Dr. Mayes is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Professionals and The College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Bryce Mayes O.D.
Dr. Mayes grew up in Derby, Kansas where he enjoyed playing sports with his older brothers and friends. After high school, he played college basketball for one year at Wichita State University before transferring to the University of Kansas to finish his studies. During his time at KU he was active in the Sigma Nu fraternity. He graduated from KU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.
Dr. Mayes went on to attend the Oklahoma College of Optometry where he graduated in 2017. While in school, Dr. Mayes developed a passion for the treatment of dry eye. He focused his research on how to utilize new technology to treat dry eye. His work received national attention and he was awarded the HOACLS Student Research Award, which is given to the top 5 student research projects nationwide. Dr. Mayes completed his externship at the Harrel Eyecare Dry Eye Center in Tulsa, one of the leading dry eye treatment centers in Oklahoma. Here he furthered his experience with the latest dry eye treatment options.
Dr. Mayes has received multiple awards for his expertise with contact lenses. He is an award-winning author of a case report on fitting and evaluating specialty contact lenses. In addition, he was recognized by his professors as the recipient of the Oklahoma College of Optometry Excellence in Contact Lens Award.
Dr. Mayes is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Professionals and The College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Mayes and his wife, Angela, enjoy working out, spending time with their dog and watching Kansas University Athletics.
Dr. Bret Furnish O.D.
Dr Furnish grew up in Guymon, Oklahoma where he enjoyed playing basketball. After high school, he attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Dr. Furnish went on to attend the Oklahoma College of Optometry, graduating with honors in 2005. He began practicing optometry in his hometown of Guymon, Oklahoma before moving to the Oklahoma City area.
While Dr. Furnish has a great deal of experience in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, his true passion is for pediatric eyecare. Kid's Eye Site is blessed to have someone with such a broad experience base on our team!
Dr. Furnish is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. He enjoys coaching youth sports and volunteering for the Special Olympics.
Dr. Stephanie Rice O.D.
Dr. Stephanie Rice grew up in Yukon, OK where she graduated high school. She was very active in sports growing up. She still enjoys running and hiking. She attended Northeastern State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular biology. After graduating from NSU, she attended Northeastern University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO).
Dr. Rice joined the faculty at NSUOCO college of optometry, teaching students about vision, contact lenses and ocular disease. She completed her Fellowship with College of Vision Development in 2009, making her board certified behavioral and developmental vision care. Dr. Rice specializes in developing the necessary visual skills for success in learning in school age children. She is passionate about vision therapy and neuro-rehabilitation.
Dr. Rice has served as a Board of Directors for the OAOP, President of Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity and a member of Soroptomist. She also served on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity as well as helped build several houses. She enjoyed performing school and sports vision screenings at Keys elementary and high schools, but her favorite activity was performing eye examinations for the athletes at the Oklahoma Special Olympics. The OAOP recognized Dr. Rice as the Oklahoma Young Optometrist of the Year in 2009.