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About Us

Wainwright Eye Care


Wainwright Eye Care was established August 2012 with the goal of providing excellent eye care services to Manhattan and the surrounding areas.   Our office is located next to the East entrance of Walmart and we are accepting new patients.  We recommend making an appointment to ensure we have time saved for you, however we are happy to accommodate walk-ins when our schedule allows.   

Meet the Doctor


Dr. Wainwright was born and raised near Manhattan, Kansas.  After high school he received a Bachelors of Biology and Physical Science from Pittsburg State University.  He continued his education at the University of Houston College of Optometry graduating with Beta Sigma Kappa honors in 2012.  Additional training was completed in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Santa Fe, New Mexico working in Indian Health Services.  Professional optometric memberships include both the Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  Dr. Wainwright currently lives in St. George with his wife Nicole (also an optometrist) and sons Austin and Adam.  Outside of work Dr. Wainwright enjoys a wide range of activities including hiking, camping, dirt biking, skiing, and fishing. In the community, Dr. Wainwright serves on the Riley County Alumni Association board.

Our Services

We provide many services at our location including:

  • Comprehensive eye exams for children and adults
  • Contact lens fitting and evaluation
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Diagnosis and management of a wide range of ocular diseases including macular  degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, ocular allergies etc..
  • Treatment of red eyes from infections or injuries 
  • Foreign body removal

We are contracted with most major medical insurance plans including, BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Kancare(not Amerigroup), Cigna, Aetna, United Health Care and Humana. Call us with your information and we can look up your benefits before your appointment!

If you have a vision plan such as VSP, EyeMed, Superior Vision, Spectera, Davis Vision or Surrency, we are not contracted with these but would be happy to check and see what benefits you might have for an eye exam under your medical insurance.  You would still be able to use your vision plan to purchase eyewear from an in network optical. 

Our Technology

Retinal Photography

 Retinal photography is a non- invasive procedure used for the early detection of retinal problems and diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, high blood pressure and optic nerve disorders.   

Dr. Wainwright uses digital retinal photographs to document patient’s retinal conditions and provide excellent baseline data that can be used to follow the progression of ocular health over time.

Ocular Coherence Tomography(OCT)

Imaging with the Zeiss Cirrus OCT is used at this office to better detect and monitor progression of  diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, macular holes, vitreo-macular traction, central serous retinopathy,  optic neuritis and many others.  These high resolution scans highlight the microscopic anatomy of the retina and optic nerve and provide excellent data that can be used to determine effectiveness of treatment.


Contact Us

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To schedule an appointment, please send us a message or give us a call during our business hours. 

Wainwright Eye Care

101 E. Bluemont Ave, Manhattan, KS

Phone: 785-539-8019 Fax: 785-587-0676


Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 1:00-7:00

Wednesday 9:00-1:00

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday: Closed