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Meet the Optometrists

Meet Dr. Ramie Barnes, Dr. Buddy Yandell and Dr. Saunya Burkhart

Dr. Ramie Barnes

Originally from Pryor, Oklahoma, Dr. Barnes received her Bachelor's Degree from Oklahoma State University and her Doctorate in Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. While in Optometry school, Dr. Barnes received several awards including the Acuvue Eye Health Advisor Student Citizenship Award, and Bezan Scholarship. She is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease including glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration. Dr. Barnes also specializes in the treatment of pediatrics and vision therapy. Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and son Mack.  She also enjoys watching OSU athletics and running.


Dr. Buddy Yandell

Dr. Buddy Yandell is an optometric physician and a graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been providing quality eye care for Grove and the surrounding areas since 1979 when he opened Grove Eye Center, Inc. Dr. Yandell specializes in comprehensive eye examinations including diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, mascular degeneration and diabetes-related eye disease. Additionally, he specializes in prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Yandell has been named "Best of the Best Optometrist of Grand Lake" more than 10 years during his career. He has over 700 hours of continuing education courses.
Outside of work, Dr. Yandell is an avid golfer and enjoys hobbies including: fishing, taking care of his horses and shooting sporting clays. He is married to his wife Mecky of more than 40 years. They reside on their small farm in Grove.



Dr. Saunya Burkhart

Dr. Saunya Burkhart hails from the northwest, but has called Oklahoma her home since 1997.  She received her Bachelor's Degree from Oklahoma University and her Doctorate in Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCOin Tahlequah.  She specializes in comprehensive eye examinations including diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and diabetes-related eye disease.  Previously, she was an assistant Professor for NSUOCO where she served as an optometric physician at the Cherokee Nation Health Clinic in Vinita.    She has been a memeber of the American Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians for 15 years.  Dr. Burkhart has participated in several medical mission trips to Piura, Peru assisting with cataract surgeries for the Catholic Community.  In her free time, Dr. Burkhart enjoys spending tie with her husband, home renovation, interior design, and fine wine- not necessarily in that order.  She aspires to win the lottery and become a stay at home dog mom to her three rescues.