Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC Ophthalmology Physician with patient

COVID-19 Updates

Dear Patients,

Your Eyecare team at TTUHSC hopes you and your loved ones are safe and well. We grieve for those here and worldwide who have lost family members and friends. Although we believe the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we are still taking precautions for your safety and the safety of our staff and physicians while continuing to care for ALL your eye care needs.

As a designated Essential Service, We are Open for Service at both locations Monday-Friday, 8 am- 5 pm. 

  HSC office phone     743-2020

  4004 82nd Street        743-7676

The following services are still available and also include our limited contact services:

Scheduling appointments – scheduling appointments may be done now for appointments needed right away or for appointments in 3 to 6 months.

Prescription refill – Please call your pharmacy and have them request your refill through escripts and we will process most requests within one business day. 

Broken Glasses – If you have a recent Glasses RX with us we can get a copy of your RX to you via email or fax. Call the clinic number 8am-5pm M-F and we will be glad to assist.

Contact lens reorder – We can handle these transactions easily by phone and have the new Contacts shipped directly to you. Please call our direct contact lens order line - 743-9842 and leave a message. We will return your call and place your order within 24 hours.

Eye problems or emergencies - If you have any worrisome visual or ocular symptoms, you may ask for our Doctor on call who will assess your situation. If your problem seems urgent we will make plans to see you and perform whatever further evaluation and treatment is needed. Although this service is available 24/7, please be respectful of our MD first responders by limiting your afterhours calls to only serious ocular emergencies.

Clinic Visits:

We are following the CDC guidelines for ALL patients and visitors to Both Clinic locations.  We do ask that you wear a mask from the time you enter our building to when you exit.  Your Doctor MAY make an exception during parts of your actual exam. 

In an attempt to keep you and all of our healthcare workers healthy and available to assist you with your needs, we do ask that you limit the individuals coming with you to only one person if truly necessary.  We respectively ask that you do not bring children with you to the appointment, unless the appointment is for the child and then only one adult may accompany them.  

We look forward to the day we can resume our normal clinic protocols and thank you for helping us to keep our families safe so we can care for yours.

 Kind Regards,

Connie Crossnoe, OD; Leonardo Dominguez, MD; Kenn Freedman, MD, PhD; Clint Gregg, MD; Lingkun Kong, MD, PhD; David McCartney, MD; Matthew Mahek, OD; Taryn Mathews, OD; Kelly Mitchell, MD; Matt Porter, MD; Catherine Reppa, MD; Shelley Roten, OD; Scott Sands, MD; Charles Stockwell, OD

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The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences’ mission is to excel in the areas of patient care, physician education, and clinical research. We accomplish this mission with a variety of fellowship trained subspecialties unmatched in our region working with optometrist, comprehensive ophthalmologist as well as clinical researchers.


The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences provides informed and compassionate care for a variety of vision and eye conditions, including adult and pediatric retina, glaucoma, cataracts, cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and emergency services. Additionally we offer high quality and personalized LASIK and refractive surgery, as well as a full range of optometry services including contact lenses and eyeglasses.



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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
3601 4th Street, MS 7217, Room 2A100
Lubbock, Texas 79430
Ph: (806)743-2020, (800)535-8006