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Board Certified Ophthalmologist John S. Reifschneider

John S. Reifschneider, D.O.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. John S. Reifschneider is the Director of the Reifschneider Eye Center, which was started in November 1993. He is board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the eye.

Dr. Reifschneider received his degree to practice medicine from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA.

During his nine years of distinguished service in the U.S. Navy, he served as a flight surgeon, Clinical Instructor of Surgery with the Chicago Medical School and as Head of Ophthalmology at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Prior to establishing the Reifschneider Eye Center, Dr. Reifschneider was in private practice in Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Reifschneider is on staff at several area hospitals, which include St. John Hospital and Cushing Memorial Hospital, where he has served as medical staff president.

Dr. Reifschneider is a member of numerous local and national medical societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Kansas Medical Society, the Leavenworth Medical Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association.

Anne Eylar, O.D.Anne Eylar, O.D.

Dr. Anne Eylar joined the Reifschneider Eye Center as an optometrist in 2012 following four years of private practice in South Carolina and Georgia. Dr. Eylar is committed to providing thorough exams in pediatric and adult primary care, contact lens fittings and the treatment and management of eye injuries, infections and diseases. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Biology in 2003 and received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2008. She received scholarships for both academic and clinical excellence throughout her academic career. Dr. Eylar stays active in her profession through participation in the American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association and Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City. She is also involved in the community as a member of the Leavenworth Lion’s Club. Dr. Eylar and her husband are Midwest natives and have one son.

C. Heath Holland, O.D.C. Heath Holland, O.D.

Dr. Heath Holland joined the Reifschneider Eye Center as an optometrist in 1999 with a passion to combine the latest techniques in patient care with exceptional patient service. Dr. Holland has a particular interest in specialty contact lenses. He is currently licensed by the Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri State Boards of Optometry.

Dr. Holland earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Arkansas in 1991 before graduating summa cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry from the Northeastern State University College Optometry in 1997.

Always staying active in his field, Dr. Holland is a member of the following organizations: American Optometric Association, Arkansas Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, Heart of America Contact Lens Society and the National Public Health Association. He has also been the recipient of the Bernell Award for Clinical Excellence in Optometry.

Dr. Holland and his wife, also an Optometrist, are involved in many civic organizations dedicated to the growth of the community.

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Technical Staff

Back Row L to R: Jennifer  COA, Kim COA, Renee COA,  Angelitta  COA,
Front Row L to R: Ashlee Ophthalmic Assistant, Taylor  COA  

Practice Manager
Renee Belfrod, COA, OCS
Renee Belford, COA

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