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Craig Kennedy, O.D.
Dr. Craig Kennedy is a 1987 graduate of Wilburton High School in Wilburton, Oklahoma. After graduation he moved to Tahlequah to attend Northeastern State University (NSU). In 1995 he graduated with honors with a Doctoral Degree from the NSU College of Optometry. He completed his internship at NSU and W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Upon graduation Dr. Kennedy moved to McAlester and joined Warren Clinic where he provided comprehensive eye care for over 17 years. Throughout his career at the Warren Clinic, Dr. Kennedy built lasting relationships with his patients by providing quality eye care and understanding his patients vision needs.
In 2012, Dr, Kennedy decided it was time to open his own practice and in November of 2012 he opened "KENNEDY EYECARE". This move has allowed us to expand our business, provide a more comprehensive, pleasurable experience for patients obtaining quality, thorough, complete vision care. Dr. Kennedy continues to provide this quality eye health and vision care for his patients with all the latest technologically advanced equipment available.
Dr. Kennedy is an active member in several professional organizations including the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Kennedy has also served in many community organizations such as the McAlester Rotary Club and McAlester Lions Club.
Russell Liles, O.D.
Dr. Russell Liles grew up in McAlester, but moved away after elementary school. He graduated high school from Clyde, Texas. After high school Dr. Liles attended Texas A&M University in College Station. While attending Texas A&M he assumed leadership roles in several on-campus organizations including a 2 time counselor in A&M’s freshman orientation camp (Fish Camp) and president of the Aggie Optometry Association. In 2010 he earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M in Biomedical Science with a minor in Business.
Following his undergraduate degree, Dr. Liles pursued his doctorate in optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry. While attending UHCO he was elected at the social chair of his class and enjoyed planning and organizing social events for his fellow optometry school classmates. He also developed a particular interest in a specialty known as Sports Vision. This interest prompted him to start a Sports Vision organization at UHCO. He served as president of the organization bringing in several speakers, who specialize in sports vision, to share their experiences and give insight to the student members of the organization.
Currently Dr. Liles is an active member in many professional organizations including; the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, the American Optometric Association, and the AOA Sports Vision Section. Dr. Liles is also involved in several community organizations such as the McAlester Rotary Club as well as Ignite McAlester Young Professionals Network.