When Dr. Paksin-Hall failed the school vision screening in 3rd grade, she had her first visit to the eye doctor. That eye doctor was Dr. Garton. Over the years, as her interest in optometry grew, Dr. Garton became a mentor. In recent years, as Dr. Garton decided to reduce his time at the office and increase his time with his grandchildren and on the golf course, the doctors formulated a plan for Dr. Paksin-Hall to take over the practice. Taking a leap of faith, Dr. Paksin-Hall accepted the offer and looks forward to the challenges and rewards of private practice.
Hall Family Eyecare LLC has opened its doors January 2021.
“Some of the best stories in life are those that come full circle.”Dr. Paksin-Hall
Wichitan Dr. Arraya Paksin-Hall graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2002 she received her Doctor in Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and completed her residency in Ocular Disease at the Harry S. Truman VA in Columbia MO. Prior to private practice, Dr. Paksin-Hall was a senior staff optometrist at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center for 17 years. During her time of public service at the VA, it was her privilege and honor to care for those who served this nation. As the scope of her practice has now evolved, she looks forward to seeing patients of all ages and providing the most comprehensive eye care for you and your family.
Dr. Paksin-Hall is a Fellow with the American Academy of Optometry. She is also active with the Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She resides in Wichita with her family—husband Jay, son Peter and daughter Maura. In her spare time, Dr. Paksin-Hall enjoys playing tennis, reading, and travel.
Dr. Wes Garton is a Wichita native. After attending North High School and Friends University, he graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in 1980. Dr. Garton then returned to establish himself at a general optometry practice in south Wichita. Over his 40-year career, Dr. Garton has obtained advanced training certification in the treatment of ocular disease, as well as provide the utmost in primary eye care and contact lens management to his patients.
Dr. Garton is a Fellow with the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Kansas Optometric Association. He currently serves as President of the Heart of America Eye Care Congress. He resides in Wichita with his wife Sharon, and they divide their time between Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. Dr. Garton always enjoys a good game of golf and spending time with his family.
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HERE’S A FUN FACT: Nancy helped Dr. Paksin-Hall pick out her first pair of glasses from Dr. Garton’s office when Dr. Paksin-Hall was 8 years old! For well over 35 years, Nancy has been the resident “Girl Friday” at Dr. Garton’s office. For your scheduling, billing and insurance needs, Nancy is the one to help. She has established lasting relationships with our patients and is the familiar face and voice that patients have come to rely. Nancy has been married to Tom for 40-plus years, has two grown children, and an ornery Jack Russell terrier named Dug. Outside of the office, Nancy is a talented painter and many of her craft projects and works are on display in our lobby. She also enjoys gardening and serves as the youth Sunday School teacher at her church, as well as being involved in Women’s Ministry.
Caren has been an optometric assistant for 15 years, and 13 of those years have been at Dr. Garton’s office. Caren works primarily in patient care—pre-testing our patients for the doctors, running the optical portion of the practice with frame selections and adjustments. Her main goal with our patients is ensuring they leave happy and satisfied. Caren strives to make sure that patients walk out with the same smile they walked in with. Caren is married to Mike and over the past 35 years, has had four children and five grandchildren. Her extended family includes two dogs, the newest being a Shih Tzu in training named Odie. For Caren, a fun time would include friends and family with a Karaoke machine. Top that to include all the above on a cruise, and she is a happy camper!
“I have been “seeing” Dr. Wes Garton for over 20 years and have always received excellent service and good correction of my vision as I age. Recently, I was examined by Dr. Paksin-Hall. She is an avid tennis player and understood when I explained my difficulty in losing focus on the pickleball as it transitioned from my far to near vision. She suggested I try multifocal contacts as they work well when she plays tennis. I am amazed that my vision is so clear now during pickleball, driving and when reading. A bonus is that they don’t fog up when wearing a mask! ”Betsy C. Wichita Resident