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(Formerly Ballantyne Vision Care)
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Welcome Dr. McConkie

We just hired a new associate doctor for our Lamar practice and want to get the word out...

Dr. McConkie grew up in Southern California and Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 2005 and his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2016. He graduated Cum Laude and is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa. He was honored in 2015 as a Student Fellow by the the American Academy of Optometry and is a proud member of the American Optometric Association.

He served a two year LDS mission to Central Mexico and is a fluent Spanish speaker. He loves spending time each year providing vision care in underserved areas, both locally and abroad—having traveled to Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica in the past few years.

Dr. McConkie is married to Emily Sue McConkie (Traverse City, Michigan) and they are the parents of 4 children—Mary, Emma, Hyrum, and Eliza Jane. He enjoys DIY projects, sports, hiking, camping, traveling to/seeing new places, and just about any activity with his family.