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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.” She has been Walmart’s District and Regional Doctor of the Year for 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is the current Walmart Divisional Doctor of the Year. In 2017, she was honored as one of ten Best Practices in the country by CooperVision. She was also recognized by Vision Monday as one of the 2017 Most Influential Women in Optical. She is a proud founding member and board member of EnergEyes, a national association of corporate-affiliated optometrists.

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 Eye Centers of South Florida, Bascom Palmer Hospital in Miami, Florida and a sports vision rotation where she got to work with the Miami Dolphins. She then moved back to the Texas Panhandle to practice optometry and loves working in Amarillo, especially in her old under-served community of East Amarillo.

When she’s not doing eye exams, Dr. Thornhill enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in numerous community projects, running, shoe shopping and trying to duplicate craft projects from Pinterest. She currently sits on the board for two local non-profit agencies, The Laura W. Bush Institute of Women’s Health and Snack Pak 4 Kids. She is most proud of creating “Sight Before Christmas”, a free eye exam/toy drive day. The event benefits Amarillo’s Toys for Tots and will be in its 6th year this November. She is happily married to Patrick Thornhill and has two beautiful children, Avery and 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 College 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.