Welcome to The Vision Center

Welcome to
The Vision Center

We Believe Life Is All About Your Vision

We're delighted that you've discovered the website for The Vision Center, your trusted resource for optometry services and eye care products. Our skilled team aims to provide the highest standard of care for individuals and families, from routine vision testing to corrective lenses, and medical eye care.

The Vision Center is happy to provide care for patients of all ages, starting with those first critical eye health and vision function evaluations for your little ones. If you require vision correction, we can prescribe glasses or contact lenses to help you see as sharply and as clearly as possible. If an eye disorder interferes with normal vision, our vision therapy services can help train the eye muscles and brain for better coordination; in fact, we have doctors that specialize in pediatric vision development.

In addition to prescriptions for glasses, we can write prescriptions for various types of contact lenses, from soft disposal lenses to multi-day or rigid gas-permeable lenses. We can advise you on what type of contact lens makes the most sense for your lifestyle and vision needs. Glasses wearers will enjoy browsing our wide selection of lens and frame options.

If you prefer not to wear glasses or contacts, you might be a candidate for LASIK surgery, a painless reshaping of the cornea that can restore optimal vision. We can provide you with the necessary pre-operative and post-operative care that accompanies these procedures, while also referring you to our preferred LASIK surgery clinic for the procedure itself.

Proper eye testing involves more than just vision evaluation. That's why we also manage and treat serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and dry eye disease. 

"All of our Doctors and staff have ties to our local communities. We love where we live and work. Our practice is Texas owned and operated, we live in your neighborhood, support local schools, sports and businesses."

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Leigh Alexander

    Dr. Leigh Alexander is the newest doctor at The Vision Center. She was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. After graduating from Coronado High School, Dr. Alexander attended The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. During her last semester of undergraduate education, she completed an internship at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

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  • Dr. Kelly D. Fallin

    Kelly Fallin, O.D., is a therapeutic optometrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, routine vision and eye health care, contact lenses and laser refractive surgery consultation. He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas and raised in East Texas. Dr. Fallin first came to West Texas to attend Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then continued his studies at the University of Houston College of Optometry where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received numerous awards in clinical patient care and academics including membership of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society for four years.

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  • Dr. Nolan C. Riley

    After graduating from Northeastern University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2006, Dr. Riley joined the team at The Vision Center. He holds the highest level of licensure to practice optometry granted by the Texas Optometry Board.

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  • Dr. Garrett D. Wentz

    Dr. Garrett D. Wentz is passionate and enthusiastic about providing top quality eye care for all of his patients. He was born right here in Lubbock, Texas and attended Trinity Christian High School. After graduating high school, Dr. Wentz attended Abilene Christian University where he earned a BS in Biology in 2013. While at ACU, Dr. Wentz gained an appreciation and passion for the optometric profession after shadowing one of our previous doctors, Dr. Reber. This motivated him to excel in his studies and hold the honor of the Dean’s list throughout his undergraduate career. From ACU, Dr. Wentz went on to Optometry School at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio where he graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry in 2017.

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  • Dr. Karley J. Woodrich

    Dr. Karley J. Woodrich is very excited to be able to fulfill her dream of serving those in her community that have vision needs. She’s had this “vision” to serve others since she was fitted with her first pair of glasses at the age of six. She is also proud to be the first female doctor to join this prestigious practice.

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    Macular Hole

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    How It Helps

    The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. For example, studies show that vision therapy may be beneficial for addressing eyestrain and other issues that can affect a child’s reading abilities. The human brain ...

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    How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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    Diabetic Eye Diseases

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Over 500 5-star Google Reviews!

    "I always have a great experience there. Dr. Fallin is very thorough and friendly. My children enjoy their visits with him too."

    Raegan H.

    "I love this place and the nice staff that works there. They get you in and out in a timely matter. I recommend this place to everyone I know."

    Genora G.

    "The staff is ALWAYS very helpful and most of all personable. They interacted with my daughters and I constantly and made them feel comfortable. Dr. Wentz is awesome!!"

    Nikki P.

    "Dr. Riley is attentive to overall health as it relates to vision care. Thorough and informative eye exam. Staff is efficient and pleasant. Optician available in-office. Nice selection of frames. Considerate and helpful with fitting. Wait time for exam and frame fitting was appropriate. Entire appnt from walking in the door to walking out was about 1 hr. Very pleasant experience. Kudos!"

    Janie M.

    "Beautiful office with the friendliest staff. Such a great experience. They get us in quickly, no waits and are super nice and understanding! I have four kids ranging from 7-18. They treat each child as individuals and know each one personally. 7 year old recently needed glasses. They made it such a big and exciting experience so she couldn’t wait for them to come in. We love this place!"

    Amy W.

    "The entire staff is extremely professional and friendly. Dr Karly is so personable and very knowledgeable. I trust my eyes in her capable hands!"

    Pat D.

    "Loved this place! Everyone was very nice/helpful and kept everything very clean. Dr. Wentz is AWESOME! He explained everything in detail and was very nice. I usually leave doctors offices confused on what was said but not with Dr. Wentz, I highly recommend him!! Also, the girl that helped me look for my glasses was very helpful and funny! Made my experience a 10/10!!"

    Catherine F.

    "The staff was friendly & efficient & explained things well to me. Didn’t take as long as where I had gone before. These things are definitely appreciated!"

    Dixie D.

    "This was my first time here and I was so happy with my experience! Any staff that helped me or saw me for my visit we're very friendly and pleasant. They made sure that I was satisfied in every aspect. I'll definitely be back!"

    JoAnn C.

    "I have been going to see Dr. Nolan Riley for over 10 years. He and the entire staff are very caring, thorough and professional. I highly recommend the clinic and employees!"

    Cindy D.

    "So satisfied with the team of professionals who helped me with my vision issues. Very polite caring staff who went out of their way to help me feel comfortable! A very special ‘Thank You’ to Dr Karley Woodrich for helping me with options available to me for better vision! #friendsforlife"

    Savanna M.

    "Dr. Nolan Riley and his staff are very professional and courteous. They are very prompt with appointments. He is the best optometrist I have ever seen. Very attentive to all my eye care needs."

    Paula W.

    "I have been going to see Dr. Nolan Riley for over 10 years. He and the entire staff are very caring, thorough and professional. I highly recommend the clinic and employees!"

    Cindy D.

    "Dr. Fallin is a terrific doctor! I have very bad astigmatism and nearsightedness and he was able to get me in the right prescription for glasses no problem. I will be returning to see him again!"

    Angie D.