Our Doctors


Dr. Jay C. Bradley graduated magna cum laude in 1999 with a B.S. degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Texas Tech University. He went on to graduate as an Alpha Omega Alpha member from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 2003. Subsequently, he did his one-year preliminary internship in internal medicine and his ophthalmology residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center between 2003 and 2007. In 2008 he completed a cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship, as a Heed fellow, at University of California, Davis. In 2009 he was awarded the Troutman Cornea Prize for Young Clinician Investigators which recognizes the best Cornea paper published for the year.



Dr. Erika P. Densmore is a native Texan, having grown up in the Longview area of upper East Texas. After graduating from Hallsville High School, she attended Kilgore Junior College before transferring to Texas Tech University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Texas Tech in 1993. Dr. Densmore then moved south to attend the University of Houston College of Optometry. She completed externship rotations at the VA Medical Center in Amarillo and Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls before receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1997. Since that time, Dr. Densmore has practiced full-scope optometry on the south side of Lubbock, TX.


Dr. David R. Gibson attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston, College of Optometry. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1975 and his Doctor of Optometry in 1977.

Upon graduation, Dr. Gibson was inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society for his leadership and service while in Optometry school.

He began in private practice in Plano, TX from 1977 to 1979. He moved to Lubbock and has been in private practice since then with Dr. J. Davis Armistead (RET) and Dr. Van Moore. Recently, his son Bryan has graduated from Optometry School and has begun his professional career with his dad.


Dr. Jewell Ginter graduated in 1976 with an M.S. degree in Biology/Microbiology from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas and went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston in 1982. She has been in private practice as an Optometrist since 1982 in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr Ginter is a Board Certified Optometrist by the American Board of Optometry. She has four other doctors in practice with her at Ginter Eyecare Center: Dr. Amy Cruth, Dr. Emily Smith, Dr. Steven Barclay, and Dr. Tiffany Griffin.

Dr. Steven Barclay is also a Board Certified Optometrist by the American Board of Optometry.


Dr. James Hamilton received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1993. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Hamilton first moved to Southern California in 1985 to attend California Lutheran University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in biological sciences in 1989. After working in an optometric practice during his college years, Dr. Hamilton was convinced that the profession of optometry and his desire to serve others in the healthcare industry was a perfect match.

His training focused on excellence in clinical studies as well as strategies for providing exceptional patient services in a private practice setting.


In 1986, Dr. Tim Khater graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in biomedical engineering as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the national engineering honor society. Subsequently, he obtained his MD and PhD degree from Northwestern University in 1993 in Chicago, Illinois.

At the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Dr. Khater did his one year internship, ophthalmology residency and fellowship training in the area of cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, and anterior segment surgery.

He graduated from Baylor’s Cullen Eye Institute in 1997.


Dr. Van Moore did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 1973. He began private practice with Dr. J. Davis Armistead in Lubbock, Texas upon completion of Optometry school.

Dr. Moore is a therapeutic Optometrist and provides complete family vision care.

He co-founded the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock in 1999. He has been a member of the South Plains Optometric Society, The Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association for 38 years. He has been a member of the Greater Lubbock Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Dr. Payne’s practice is in Levelland, Texas. Dr. Amanda Neal and he are partners in LEVELLAND EYE AND VISION.

Dr. Payne attended Texas Tech University and graduated from The University of Houston College of Optometry in 1970. After serving as a Capitan in the United States Army for two years, he returned to his hometown of Levelland and joined the practice begun by his father in 1952.

Dr. Payne has continued his training and is licensed in glaucoma treatment. In 1999, he became a co-founder of the Laser Eye Center of Lubbock where he has performed pre-operative and post-operative care for laser refractive surgery for myopia, hyperopia, and …