Edgar is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye Centers and also a surgical scrub tech at the Liberty Cataract Center and has been working in Ophthalmology for 27 years, 3 of which have been with our office. Edgar always aims to give the most thorough preliminary exam possible with each and every patient here at McKnight Eye Centers. Edgar has been on 8 mission trips to Haiti and loves spending time with his 18 year old cat named Thor. He has one son and is very proud of his career as a choreographer in Manhattan, NY. He resides in Grandview, MO.

Edgar is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye Centers and also a surgical scrub tech at the Liberty Cataract Center and has been working in Ophthalmology for 27 years, 3 of which have been with our office. Edgar always aims to give the most thorough preliminary exam possible with each and every patient here at McKnight Eye Centers. Edgar has been on 8 mission trips to Haiti and loves spending time with his 18 year old cat named Thor. He has one son and is very proud of his career as a choreographer in Manhattan, NY. He resides in Grandview, MO.

Jamie Dodd is an Ophthalmic Technician and recently started working at our office. She has been in the industry for 2 years and is very passionate about providing exceptional patient care. Jamie spends all of the time she can with her son, camping, boating, and watching him play sports. Jamie recently went skydiving, where she not only landed on the mark, but also landed a marriage proposal. Her love for Chiefs football may take a back burner to wedding planning this season.

Jamie Dodd is an Ophthalmic Technician and recently started working at our office. She has been in the industry for 2 years and is very passionate about providing exceptional patient care. Jamie spends all of the time she can with her son, camping, boating, and watching him play sports. Jamie recently went skydiving, where she not only landed on the mark, but also landed a marriage proposal. Her love for Chiefs football may take a back burner to wedding planning this season.

.Darla is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye Centers and has recently joined our team. She is no stranger to Ophthalmology as she has been in the industry for 11 years and has been a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) for 8 years. Darla and her family are new to Missouri and are enjoying exploring the state and spending time together. In her free time Darla enjoys entertaining and spending time with her family which includes her 2 daughters, granddaughter, and grandson and friends.

.Darla is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye Centers and has recently joined our team. She is no stranger to Ophthalmology as she has been in the industry for 11 years and has been a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) for 8 years. Darla and her family are new to Missouri and are enjoying exploring the state and spending time together. In her free time Darla enjoys entertaining and spending time with her family which includes her 2 daughters, granddaughter, and grandson and friends.

Heather is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye centers. She has been in the industry for 18 years and is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (C.O.A.) as well as a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe (O.S.C). Heather is extremely dedicated to the care of our patients and always has the patient’s best interests in mind. Heather always goes the extra mile when it comes to patient care ensuring that everything is done in an efficient and effective manner. Heather is currently working towards her next certification which is becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (C.O.T.). During her free time Heather enjoys spending time with her 2 cats as well as her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys crafting and loves Disney. She and her family make a trip to Orlando every year to visit Disney World. She resides in Kansas City, MO

Heather is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye centers. She has been in the industry for 18 years and is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (C.O.A.) as well as a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe (O.S.C). Heather is extremely dedicated to the care of our patients and always has the patient’s best interests in mind. Heather always goes the extra mile when it comes to patient care ensuring that everything is done in an efficient and effective manner. Heather is currently working towards her next certification which is becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (C.O.T.). During her free time Heather enjoys spending time with her 2 cats as well as her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys crafting and loves Disney. She and her family make a trip to Orlando every year to visit Disney World. She resides in Kansas City, MO

 
PICTURE TO COME SOON…..Karen has worked in the field of ophthalmology for over 23 years, actually beginning her ophthalmic career with Dr. Scott McKnight. She has had exceptional training in all sub-specialty areas of ophthalmology, throughout her career. Although most of her career was spent in the Kansas City area, she moved her family to Interior Alaska for 7.5 years in order to provide her children with a different lifestyle and a different appreciation for life. During that time, her seemingly endless knowledge and experience in eye care, coupled with ceaseless hard work and exceptional detail-orientation, she quickly became the surgical coordinator/technician and clinical manager for the clinic that she worked for there. She has always displayed an unwavering love and enthusiasm for the eye care field and has an uncanny knack for truly getting to know her patients. After suffering a devastating tragedy in her life, she returned to Kansas City to be with her family. She has returned to her home town of Polo, MO....Because you can take a girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. When not working, Karen takes every available opportunity to go on as many adventures as possible. She is an avid reader, and can always be found with a book close at hand, whether at home, in the garden, hiking, fishing, camping, or taking a road trip there will always be a book nearby. She has learned to make every moment, of every day count, and always strives to live her life to the fullest each and every day. She was once told by her Dad, that if she wanted to be to the best, than she needed to work for the best, because they would teach you everything you would ever want to learn. She took this advice to heart and when she returned to Kansas City, she completed the "full circle" of her life by finishing her ophthalmology career where she first began.... With the best. Once again, Karen has become a member of McKnight Eye Centers.

PICTURE TO COME SOON…..Karen has worked in the field of ophthalmology for over 23 years, actually beginning her ophthalmic career with Dr. Scott McKnight. She has had exceptional training in all sub-specialty areas of ophthalmology, throughout her career. Although most of her career was spent in the Kansas City area, she moved her family to Interior Alaska for 7.5 years in order to provide her children with a different lifestyle and a different appreciation for life. During that time, her seemingly endless knowledge and experience in eye care, coupled with ceaseless hard work and exceptional detail-orientation, she quickly became the surgical coordinator/technician and clinical manager for the clinic that she worked for there. She has always displayed an unwavering love and enthusiasm for the eye care field and has an uncanny knack for truly getting to know her patients. After suffering a devastating tragedy in her life, she returned to Kansas City to be with her family. She has returned to her home town of Polo, MO....Because you can take a girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. When not working, Karen takes every available opportunity to go on as many adventures as possible. She is an avid reader, and can always be found with a book close at hand, whether at home, in the garden, hiking, fishing, camping, or taking a road trip there will always be a book nearby. She has learned to make every moment, of every day count, and always strives to live her life to the fullest each and every day. She was once told by her Dad, that if she wanted to be to the best, than she needed to work for the best, because they would teach you everything you would ever want to learn. She took this advice to heart and when she returned to Kansas City, she completed the "full circle" of her life by finishing her ophthalmology career where she first began.... With the best. Once again, Karen has become a member of McKnight Eye Centers.

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Sarah may be one of our newer assets at McKnight Eye Centers, but she is no stranger to Ophthalmology. She has been working in eye care since 2001. She is a Certified Technician with experience in Retina, Glaucoma, and Pediatric eye care. Sarah enjoys catching the latest flick with her husband, hanging out with their 3 adorable rescue pups and cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners

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Karie is a COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) here at McKnight Eye Center. Karie is new to our team but has been in the field for 13 years. She received the majority of her training at Offutt AFB in Bellevue, NE where she became a Certified Paraoptometric Technician in 2009. Karie also spent 2 weeks in Dublin, CA where she received extensive training on all Carl Zeiss/Ophthalmology equipment and tested to become a Clinical Application Specialist. She spent 2 years working part-time for Carl Zeiss Meditec before making the move from Omaha,NE to Kansas City, MO. In addition to the extensive training she received in the Air Force she has also had the opportunity to go on a couple of mission trips to Haiti. Karie gets joy through the time she spends with her patients and always provides the best care possible. In her spare time Karie enjoys teaching/practicing Yoga. Karie recently graduated from Yoga Teacher Training and is excited to begin teaching on the weekends. Karie loves spending time with her husband and her 3 teenage boys, hanging out with friends, and loves doing anything that has to do with the OUTDOORS.