• Insightful Eye Care
    Call today for a comprehensive vision test.
  • An Eye on the Future
    Make an appointment today. Your future suddenly became a whole lot clearer.
  • Eye Care For Your Family
    Great eye care begins with regular eye exams. Call today.
  • An Eye on the Future
    Make an appointment today. Your future suddenly became a whole lot clearer.

Welcome to St Luke Eye Institute
Your Optometrist in Amarillo, TX.

Call us at 806-359-3937 today.

Who Is St Luke Eye Institute And What Do We Do?

Answer: Amarillo Eye Doctors Specializing In Eye Exams And Treatment Of Eye Diseases For The Entire Family And All Age Groups.

St. Luke Eye Institute specializes in eye care and eyewear for the entire family. Infants, children, adults and seniors can benefit from the skill and expertise of the eye doctors at St Luke Eye Institute. We specialize in eye exams and treatment of eye diseases. Our eyewear boutique offers the latest designer fashions and functional eyeglasses for every personality. We offer state of the art contact lenses that satisfy every vision need you can imagine. Eye Exams

Annual eye exams should be a part of everyone’s preventative health routine. Poor vision affects all aspects of a person’s life: school, work, athletics, and social encounters. Vision changes often occur slowly. We may not realize how poor our vision has even become! Annual eye exams can detect vision changes before they can affect our life!

An infant should have their first eye exam at 6-12 months of age. This will detect any problems that could have lasting vision loss, such as crossed eyes or amblyopia (“lazy eye”). If no problems are detected, a child’s next eye exam should be before entering kindergarten. Annual eye exams should then become a part of every person’s routine. Glasses and contact lenses can correct poor vision. Surgery can also be recommended when needed.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases

Everyone wants healthy eyes and good vision. Annual eye exams are the best way to keep our eyes healthy. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, eye problems occur. Eye infections are common, especially during school months. Most infections need medicine to get better. Some people are prone to styes, some of which may improve on their own, but some require antibiotics. Dry eyes are very common in dusty, dry environments, like Amarillo, Texas! There are many treatments for dry eyes, and these are most effective when targeted at each person’s specific cause of dryness. Most people will develop cataracts at some point in their life. Some cataracts disrupt a person’s life enough that they want to have surgery to remove them to get back to their active lifestyle. With age, glaucoma and macular degeneration can occur. These need careful monitoring and treatment to prevent severe vision loss.


If you need vision correction, eyeglasses are a good option for many people. Trained opticians can help you select eyewear that fits your face well and sits in the proper position in front of your eyes. This is important for you to get the best vision possible with your new glasses. A well-fitting eyeglass frame that is properly adjusted to your face will give you comfortable vision all day long. The optician can also recommend lens options to optimize your vision. New lens materials will give you thinner lenses, even for high prescriptions! No need for the thick “Coke-bottle” lenses like your grandparents wore! Crizal anti-reflective coatings eliminate glare and the reflections that eyeglasses show in pictures. Crizal Prevencia blocks harmful UV and blue-violet light that we get from computers, notebooks and smart phones. These harmful light rays are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and premature aging of the eyes. Varilux lens products reduce the distortions that many no-line bifocals have, so even people who failed with no-line bifocals before can successfully wear them now. No-one wants more lines! Time to try Varilux no-line bifocals! Put your new, thinner lenses in an attractive designer eyewear frame and you will see well and look great! And don’t forget to get a pair of sunglasses to protect you from harmful UV radiation! If you want an option for a pair of glasses that will double as sunglasses, consider Transition photochromic glasses. Your lenses will change from clear to sunglasses in a few seconds in sunlight, and back to clear again when you come inside.

Contact Lenses

If you prefer not to wear glasses all the time, contact lenses may be an option. New technology has created many contact lens options so most people can successfully wear contact lenses now. You can get soft contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and soft toric contact lenses for astigmatism. Soft contact lenses are available for bifocal wearers, even those with astigmatism! If you want contacts that are virtually care-free, consider daily disposable soft contact lenses. Wear them all day and toss them in the trash! What could be easier and more hygienic? Some people need a gas-permeable rigid contact lens for the best vision. New materials make these lenses “breathe”, allowing healthier oxygen transmission to the eye. You can even get them with a soft contact surrounding the gas-permeable lens center for patients who like the crisp vision a rigid contact lens gives but cannot tolerate the feel of it. Patients with conditions like keratoconus or after surgeries like RK or lasik may get better vision with special contacts made to fit irregular corneas. Often, these specialized contact lenses provide patients with significantly better vision than glasses or regular contacts can give.

All of your eyecare and eyewear needs can be taken care of at St. Luke Eye Institute in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Andrew Alpar and Dr. Candace Lipshy examine patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. They fit contact lenses and treat eye diseases. 9th Ave Optical is located inside St. Luke Eye Institute. You can have your eyes examined and purchase your glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses all in one convenient location! Let the friendly eyecare experts at St. Luke Eye Institute care for you and all of your family members. Contact Us TODAY to ask us a question or request additional information. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (806) 359-3937.

Dr. Candace Lipshy
Amarillo Optometrist | St Luke Eye Institute | 806-359-3937

5311 SW 9th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79106

Meet The Optometrist

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Candace Lipshy
    Dr. Lipshy is an Optometrist in Amarillo providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities. As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Lipshy provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision.

    Read More


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

"Every single person was so kind and patient with my 2 year old. Not to mention they all did their jobs top notch. From the exam to choosing the right frames and finally getting them on her sweet little face!!!! Thanks a ton for helping my baby girl SEE!!"

Featured Articles

Read up on informative topics

  • Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is a vision condition characterized by repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These involuntary eye movements may be side-to-side, up and down, or in a circular pattern, which hinders the eyes’ ability to focus on a steady object. Individuals with nystagmus may hold their heads in unusual ...

    Read More
  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

    Read More
  • How It Helps

    The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. For example, studies show that vision therapy may be beneficial for addressing eyestrain and other issues that can affect a child’s reading abilities. The human brain ...

    Read More
  • How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

    Read More
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

    Read More
  • Signs and Symptoms Checklist

    Vision therapy, which is also known as vision training or visual training, is an individualized treatment program that can help identify and correct perceptual-cognitive deficiencies that are impacting visual learning, focus, and concentration. Vision Therapy for Children: Checklist While individuals ...

    Read More
  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

    Read More
  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

    Read More
  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

    Read More
  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles


Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Amarillo Office


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm