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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
 

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Dr. Shauna Thornhill

Owner/Optometrist

Dr. Shauna Thornhill is a primary care optometrist who specializes in contact lens fittings, treatment and management of ocular disease, dry eye treatment, and pre-operative consultation and post-operative care for LASIK and cataract surgery. As a therapeutic optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, she holds the highest level of licensure to practice optometry granted by the Texas Optometric Board.

Dr. Thornhill is a Cum Laude graduate from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Visual Sciences from Pennsylvania College of Optometry and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she was the President of her Optometry School class. In 2006, she won the American Optometric Associations Contact Lens and Cornea Section “Student Research Award.” Currently, she is an active volunteer for the Laura W. Bush Institute of Women’s Health.

Born in Cortez, Colorado, Dr. Thornhill moved to the Texas Panhandle in 1994. She left the Panhandle in 2003 to pursue an Optometry degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her training included internships at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Hospital in Miami, Florida and a sports vision rotation with the Miami Dolphins. She then moved back to the Texas Panhandle to practice Optometry and loves working in Amarillo, especially in her old underserved community of East Amarillo.

When she’s not doing eye exams, Dr. Thornhill enjoys playing soccer, running, shoe shopping and trying to duplicate craft projects from Pinterest. She was an active member of the Junior League of Amarillo for many years where she enjoyed volunteering and serving on the board. She is happily married to Patrick Thornhill and has a beautiful little girl, Avery and a son named Grayson.

 

Dr. Lee Shuwarger

Optometrist

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Dr. Lee Shuwarger is a primary care optometrist who specializes in contact lens fittings, treatment and management of ocular disease, dry eye treatment, and pre-operative consultation and post-operative care for LASIK and cataract surgery. As a therapeutic optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, he holds the highest level of licensure to practice optometry granted by the Texas Optometric Board.

Dr. Shuwarger attended the University of Southern California before graduating from the New England ollege of Optometry in Boston, MA.

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Shuwarger moved to the Texas Panhandle in 1994. Shortly thereafter, he opened up his own practice, Unique Vision Care. This was later merged into Amarillo Vision Specialists when he joined our practice in 2016. A third degree Mason, Dr. Shuwarger loves woodworking, gardening, cooking, home improvement projects, running, and doting on his beautiful daughter Sarah. He responds very well to discussions about his daughter, and gifts of chocolate.