130 North Ballard
Wylie, Texas 75098
The experienced eye doctors at Wylie Eye Center in Wylie, Texas believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to the eye health of their patients. They understand every patient is unique and has unique needs where vision correction is concerned. “Vision correction is not black and white but is very perceptual,” said Dr. Beth Anderson. “A person who drives a truck for a living will not have the same needs as someone who works at a computer all day. We get to know our patients well enough to understand their needs, their history and their lifestyle in order to not only improve their vision but make their life easier and more comfortable.”
Wylie Eye Center has been in its beautiful new location for one year but the practice was founded by Dr. Anderson in 2010. From routine eye exams for children and adults, glasses or contact lens fittings to diagnosis and treatment of eye disease (including glaucoma and macular degeneration), Wylie Eye Center provides comprehensive vision care for the entire family.
- Eye and vision exams
- Contact lens exams
- Eye surgery (including LASIK)
- Hard to fit contacts
- Vision therapy
- Computer and Sports lenses
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Beth Anderson—A Dallas native, Dr. Anderson became interested in optometry as a high school junior after seeing a special program on preventable blindness. She graduated from Texas Tech and University of Houston College of Optometry and she practiced at a major surgical center in Southlake before opening Wylie Eye Care in 2010. Dr. Anderson is married and has three-year-old and seven-month-old sons.
Dr. Anderson has a special interest in pediatric optometry. “There is really nothing better than giving a child his or her first pair of glasses when they don’t really have an understanding of what clear vision is,” she said. “Watching them see things clearly in amazement for the first time is so rewarding.”
“This is such an amazing profession,” said Dr. Anderson. “The practice has really grown and we are very blessed. My philosophy is that if we take care of our patients and take care of our community, then our patients and our community will take care of our business.”
Dr. W. Patrick Parks—Dr. Parks dreamed of being an eye specialist from his teenaged years. He was a standout student in college and during his optometry training at Nova Southeastern University. There, he gained extensive experience as an ophthalmic lab technician and optician before graduating with his doctoral degree. He and his wife Renira were high school sweethearts.
Dr. Parks has completed additional training in advanced glaucoma therapies, LASIK co-management and the treatment of ocular disease. He also has extensive knowledge and training in contact lens management, including challenging patient cases.
Dr. Lauren Claborn—Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. Claborn attended Abilene Christian University and earned a degree in Biochemistry while working for a local optometrist. While at the Oklahoma College of Optometry, she had the honor of working in the Cherokee Nation clinics, providing eye care to the underprivileged population.
Dr. Claborn is thoroughly trained in ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, infants/pediatrics, vision therapy and low vision. She has participated in several mission trips, including one to Zambia, Africa to provide eye care to those in need. She is married and has a seven-month-old son.
A Commitment to Giving Back
The doctors at Wylie Eye Care are passionate about giving back to the community in their own unique ways; it is woven into the practice philosophy and the entire team is committed to the cause. “When my husband and I were first married, we took a class on budgeting and money management,” said Dr. Anderson. “One of the main things we get excited about each year is budgeting which donations and sponsorships we get the opportunity to support. This brings us great joy as a family and as a business.”
Wylie Eye Care donates time and resources to Christian Care Center, a local ministry that provides groceries for more than 70 families a week among other things. Another exciting partnership the practice participates in is a ministry outreach in African villages where optometry experts don’t just provide eye care but go into the villages and teach/train a local person to fabricate glasses. “This micro-business approach allows these people to become more self-sufficient and learn a skill that will help their communities long term,” said Dr. Anderson.
Wylie Eye Care was nominated as one of the Businesses of the Year for Wylie in 2015 and the local newspaper has named the company “Best Optometrist” in Wylie for the past four years.