At Bellevue Eyecare, our optometry staff works together to ensure your visit is comfortable and completed in a timely manner. We have a qualified team of professionals that will work around your busy schedule and address any questions or concerns prior to the appointment. Whether it’s a general eye exam or treating a condition that requires an in depth diagnosis, our team provides undivided attention to each patient so we can evaluate a plan based on your needs and our professional opinion. Our doctor offers full vision examinations and will diagnose and treat an array of eye diseases and conditions to keep your eyes healthy!
Call our friendly staff today with any questions or to schedule a consultation!
Dr. James W. Kirkconnell
Dr. Kirkconnell graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He did his internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center in New Orleans, and he did his undergraduate work at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
He treats or manages Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Glaucoma. Our office has an OCT instrument that uses ultrasound to look closely at the Macula, and Optic Nerve, In the macular distortions can be seen in a 3D image and it checks for irregular depths of the photoreceptors, In regards to Glaucoma, the OCT can show abnormal cupping of the Optic Nerve and looks at the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layers (RNL) that run 360 degrees to the Optic Nerve. Thinning of the RNL can detect glaucoma in its earliest stages. He evaluates patients for Cataracts, and will decide with you if you are at the point where Cataract surgery will help you. Our ophthalmologist Dr. Aaron Porter would then provide a consultation.
Other conditions routinely treated by Dr. Kirkconnell are pink eye, eye infections, corneal abrasions, removal of corneal foreign bodies, eye allergies, problems associated with contact lens wear, and dry eye syndrome.
One of his areas of expertise is fitting Multifocal Contacts so patients can see at distance, near, and at arm's length. He has successfully fit THOUSANDS of patients in Multifocal Contacts!
Dr. Joseph Lutche
Dr. Lutche attended Memphis State University and graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He previously owned Concord Vision in Brentwood for ten years.
He enjoys providing primary eye care including diabetic eye exams, treatment of glaucoma, correction of amblyopia/strabismus, as well as evaluation and management of macular degeneration and cataracts.
When not in the office, he enjoys playing and coaching soccer, traveling, concerts, trying new restaurants with his wife and daughter, and playing with their two huskies in the back yard.
Dr. Aaron Porter
Dr. Porter has joined Bellevue Eyecare Center and provides cataract and LASIK surgeries when a patient needs Cataract surgery or wants LASIK surgery to reduce their dependency upon glasses. He is a graduate of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Keli is our Office Manager. She has over 12 years of experience in all the facets of eye care, and keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently, because we value your time! She can explain all your vision plan benefits and medical co-pays, and she is good at helping you select glasses as well!
Sparkle is our Optician. She enjoys showing you different style possibilities with flair. She has two cats, George and Precious, that she spoils!
Cindy is our insurance expert and is also skilled as an optician. She has over 20 years of experience in the field. And she is always smiling!
Megan is our Tech and will do pre-testing with you before you see the doctor. She has a six year old daughter named Jaelyn who she says is a Pistol!