Our Doctors & Staff
Dr. Laura Branstetter
Dr. Branstetter moved to Derby as a small child. She attended Derby schools from Kindergarten to her senior year. After graduating from Derby High School, she attended the University of Kansas and earned her Biology degree in 1986. Dr. Branstetter completed her post-graduate studies at the University of Houston in 1990 with her Doctor of Optometry degree. Her practice emphasizes primary care for all ages, contact lenses, and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. She currently is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association, the Derby Rotary Club, the Derby Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. Dr. Branstetter resides in Derby with her husband and has two children.
University of Kanas
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1986
University of Houston
Doctor of Optometry, 1990
Dr. Jennifer Carr
Dr. Carr moved to Derby in 1989. She is a proud graduate of Derby High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Organismal Biology at the University of Kansas in 2002. Her post-graduate studies were completed at Southern College of Optometry in 2006 where she graduated as a Doctor of Optometry. Her practice emphasizes primary eye care and contact lens fitting for the entire family, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. She is especially passionate about children’s vision and the See to Learn Program. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, and Kansas Optometric Association. She has been a member of the Young Professionals of Derby, a board member of the Derby Chamber of Commerce, and the President of the Wichita Optometric Society. Dr. Carr resides in Rose Hill with her husband and two children.
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science, Organismal Biology, 2002
Southern College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry, 2006
At Eye to Eye, we pride ourselves in having an educated and knowledgeable staff. Our staff is encouraged to complete education and examinations for certification in their various areas of expertise. Below are some descriptions of what each certification entails and why each of our staff is highly qualified to help you with your visual needs. Certification requires assessment, testing, and evaluation of one's education and/or experience.
A person who has attained national recognition, via certification, by demonstrating an understanding of the concepts used in optometric care.
CPOA™—Certified Paraoptometric Assistant.
A person who has attained national recognition, via certification, by demonstrating the ability to apply the concepts used in optometric care.
ABOC—American Board of Opticianry Certified.
A person who has attained national recognition, via certification, by demonstrating the ability to apply concepts needed for those who dispense and work with spectacles.
NCLEC— National Contact Lens Examiners Certified.
A person who has attained national recognition, via certification, by demonstrating the ability to apply concepts needed for the fitting and use of contact lenses.
Continuing Education is required to maintain certification. As an office, we attend continuing education conferences at least twice every year. This helps bring our family of patients only the best in our profession.
We at Eye to Eye, strive to give back to the community. We are involved in ongoing projects to help people and families of all ages and backgrounds.
See to Learn
Our doctors provide a complimentary visual assessment for all children three years of age. We feel strongly that full visual potential is very important. If vision, or the eye itself, is not developing properly there are many things that can be done to guide proper development. If these situations are caught early, a child can successfully proceed through school without added difficulty. Many people believe that we cannot get much information from a child who does not know their letters or numbers. This is not the case. Children do not have to know letters or even speak during an exam in order for us to evaluate their prescription. As we have your child focus at a distance, we can tell if your child is nearsighted, farsighted, has astigmatism, or if there is a lazy eye developing. We do this with lights, colors, stuffed animals, and pictures. This is also a great way to introduce your little one to the optometrist, and they can learn what happens during an eye examination.
Our doctors donate eye examinations to Project Access, a Sedgwick County medical program, that assists people who cannot afford medical insurance and do not qualify for public assistance. For information on enrolling in Project Access, call 316-688-0600.
Dr. Branstetter is a member of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. This group travels to foreign countries to donate glasses and do complimentary examinations to people who do not have access to health care. We welcome any donation of gently used pairs of glasses to utilize for these trips. Dr. Branstetter travels to Panama in February or March every 2 years with Vosh.
School Nurses and Coaches
We here at Eye to Eye are involved in our area schools. We furnish school nurses with eye emergency kits to help with any eye related emergency. We also supply eye emergency kits for area school sports teams. These kits are in small backpacks that are easy to transport to away games and are on hand if anyone has an occular related issue during a sporting event. We are proud to be a part of your child's school and sports experience.
Every month, our staff selects a different charity to recognize. Any staff member who decides to “dress down” in jeans on a work Saturday will donate a set amount to that month’s charity.