Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Brett Howell, O.D., founded Howell Family EyeCare in July of 2009 in Pryor, Oklahoma. He graduated from the NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in 2008 where he underwent extensive training in advanced clinical eye care and anterior segment laser surgery. Dr. Howell is certified in specialty contact lens fitting, anterior segment laser procedures, minor surgical procedures, and optometric vision care.
Dr. Howell completed his externship in ocular disease management at EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa under the guidance of board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Dan Langley and residency-trained optometrist Dr. Brian Williams. During his externship rotations at EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa, Dr. Howell gained valuable experience in the management of patients with Glaucoma, Diabetic eye disease and in surgical co-management of Cataract and LASIK patients.
Dr. Howell received his certification in the fitting of specialty contact lenses from the Vistakon Vision Care Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. While there he trained and specialized in difficult fittings including bifocal, monovision, and post-surgical contacts.
In addition to his position at Howell Family EyeCare, Dr. Howell is also a chief clinical professor at the NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry. He is involved with several organizations including Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association, and Pryor Chamber of Commerce. He also participates in charity health fairs.
Dr. Howell is committed to providing comprehensive eye care in a caring, comfortable environment for residents of Pryor and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Kyle Craig is a graduate of Northeastern State University College of Optometry. He received a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and graduated Cum Laude in 2004 with a degree in Physiology. Dr. Craig graduated with a long list of achievements from both OSU and NSU including four time recipient of both Honor Society for Scholastic Excellence and Beta Kappa Sigma Optometry Honor Society. Throughout college Dr. Craig was actively involved in several volunteer organizations such as Bedlam Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and unselfishly volunteered on a Mission Trip to El Salvador.
Currently he stays active in many professional organizations American Optometric Association, Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Craig actively volunteers at several nursing homes, Habitat for Humanity, Neighbor for Neighbor and The InfantSee Program.
Dr. Craig is passionate about providing each patient with the highest quality of eye care.
Phillip Ford, O.D., ABO Diplomate, is a Board Certified Optometrist Physician and Co-owner of Eye care of Catoosa Hills. Dr. Ford completed his undergraduate degree at he University of Oklahoma and received his Doctorate at NorthEastern State (NSU). Upon graduation, Dr. Ford was accepted to a intensive ocular disease and refractive care residency at a prominent Tulsa ophthalmology practice (Eyecare Associates of South Tulsa).
His training included extensive pathological care, emergent injuries/trauma, surgical consultation/post operative care and minor surgical procedures. He is certified to preform multiple minor eye procedures including laser corrective surgery (PRK).
Soon after completing his residency training, Dr Ford teamed up with one of Tulsa's most prestigious surgeons, Dr Marc Abel of Triad Eye Institute, to develop a smaller more personalized referral center. In 2017 Dr Ford was blessed to joined Eye care of Catoosa with two of his fellow NSU colleagues to continue to grow the presence of eye care in the great city of Catoosa.
Dr. Ford Serves in multiple leadership roles in his profession and community. He is the greater Tulsa area district director for the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. He also sits on the OAOP PAC counsel aimed to protect and advance optometric care in the state of Oklahoma.
Dr Ford finds his compassion for his patients from his deep faith in Jesus Christ and aims to make
all his patients feel that they are important and cared for. His childhood dream was always to find a career in which he had the opportunity to work closely with people and bring Joy their lives.
"Every day, my goal is to have a small positive impact on a person's life. I want each person to know that they are special" - Phillip Ford