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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Lazenby Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Joplin.

Dr. Lorry Lazenby, OD.

Dr Lazenby, O.D. has been in practice for over 30 years. He specializes in Low Vision, the treatment and continued care of medical conditions such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts, as well as complications due to Diabetes and high risk medications. He works closely with area Ophthalmologists and sees a variety of Post-Operative patients. He is eager to help in all vision care needs, big or small. He is so much more than just the trusted eye doctor giving new prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. In fact, over his extensive career, he has volunteered many hours to the Gift of Sight Program, local Low Vision Rehabilitation Programs, and has even volunteered examinations oversees in Africa. He is passionate about enhancing vision of all people and all ages! In his down time, he is an avid Tennis player. He relishes the challenge and adventure that backpacking and hiking all over the United States brings; he especially enjoys trips when his children can join him. His spare time is best spent in the company of his beloved family, especially his grandchildren.

Dr. Lacie Hale-Conard, O.D.

Dr. Hale-Conard is a graduate of the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She attended Missouri Southern State University for her undergraduate studies, majoring in Biology and graduating with honors. While attending optometry school, Dr. Hale-Conard completed rotations at W.W. Hastings Hospital, Cherokee Nation Rural Eye Clinics and a private practice setting in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Dr. Hale-Conard is a member of the Missouri Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
She lives in Baxter Springs, Kansas with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, reading, and being with family. Dr. Hale-Conard is very excited to join Lazenby EyeCare.

Shaina – Office Manager

Shaina has worked for Dr Lazenby since 2005, when his office was located inside Northpark Mall. With the grand opening of our beautiful new facility on 32nd St in 2009, she followed Dr Lazenby and continues as office manager. We often joke that her real title is office “Chaos Coordinator” as she does a great job with all our employees. She has a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu and loves all things Racing. In her down time, she spends a lot of time at the lake with family and friends, fishing, and riding jet skies.


Amber began in July of 2014. She helps check patients in and out and answers majority of the phone calls in the office, so there’s no doubt she’s helped answer many of your questions or helped schedule your next appointment with Doctor. She also prepares each chart for every Examination and helps authorize Insurance policies. She has lived in the area her whole life and still enjoys finding new museums, festivities and concerts the area has to offer. She also enjoys gardening and spending quality time with family.


Andrea began employment March of 2014 and is one of our prominent pre-screening technicians and contact lens specialist. She aids the doctor with all imagery and para needs, including EHR scribing. If you’ve been to our office, there’s no doubt you’ve been helped by Andrea in one way or another. In her spare time she loves spending quality time with her family and attends all of her niece’s and nephew’s events.


Betty came to our office in 2009 as our lead Optician and still manages all our patient Optical needs to this very day. She has almost 10 years in the business so you won’t find a more experienced individual to help you find the perfect pair of glasses to fit your lifestyle. She spends time with each patient to ensure they understand lens coating options for optimal vision, the best benefits of their individual Insurance policies, and the perfect fit and style considering their vision prescriptions. She is a very proud grandmother of 7 and enjoys spending time with family as much as she can!


Michele is her name and INSURANCE is her game! Michele has been our sole Insurance Specialist since October 2010. We couldn’t manage without her expertise, quite literally! She works diligently to ensure all claims get filed in a timely fashion and that as many office discounts can be passed on to our patients as possible. She loves all things involving her beloved horses and enjoys spending most of her down time working with her four boys to get ready for the next Rodeo.


Myra joined the Lazenby team in August of 2013. She has a B.A. in General Studies and Early Childhood Development and studied at Missouri Southern State University. She helps manage the front desk for Lazenby EyeCare, as well as check patients in and out. She oversees all contact lens merchandising and works along with Drug Reps to pass on as much savings to our patients as possible. She helps file Insurance claims and administers our Social Media. She is the primary frame buyer for the office, as we strive to provide all the latest styles and fits year round. She is a die hard Kansas City Royals fan! She enjoys cooking, hiking, gardening and spending as much time as she possibly can with her husband and darling daughter.