West Wichita & Goddard

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Dr. Jim Herndon

*Dr. Jim Herndon retired in April 2020*.   Dr. Jim Herndon is the son of Dr. Bob Herndon, who practiced with West Wichita Family Optometrists from 1954 to 1993. His grandfather was Dr. Loren Wilkins who started the practice in Wichita in 1937. Jim graduated from Kansas State University in 1979. He began farming after graduation but returned to pursue his optometry degree at Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  He graduated in 1986 with the Clinical Excellence Award and began practicing at West Wichita Family Optometrists in the fall of 1986.  

He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association,  the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and is a Charter Member of the Eye Care Council.

Practicing general family optometry is something Dr. Herndon enjoys immensely.  He is capable of treating various medical eye issues and can prescribe ocular and systemic medicines for this purpose.

Jim is married to his sweetheart, Sandy, and they have three children. Kevin, Katy and David. All three children are married and rewarding Jim & Sandy with grandchildren.