About Lawrence Family Vision Clinic

Meet Our Doctors

Our doctors go above & beyond to make sure each of our patient's medical and vision needs are individually and thoroughly addressed. They understand clear communication is the key to providing thorough, comprehensive exams catered to your unique needs.


Dr. Sharon M. Green began her career at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic working as a technician and optician while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas. After graduating, she studied abroad in Costa Rica. She then attended the University of Houston, College of Optometry. She began working as an optometrist at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic in 1993, specializes in pediatrics and is passionate about helping children with visual needs throughout the community.

Dr. Green is married and has four children. In her spare time, she enjoys water skiing, snow skiing and watching her children play sports.


Dr. Kevin K. Trummel started working for Lawrence Family Vision Clinic as a technician while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas. He then continued his education by attending the University of Missouri St Louis, School of Optometry. He began working as an optometrist at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic in 2002.

Dr. Trummel is married and has two children.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, cooking, making cocktails and working in the yard.  But his favorite thing is spending time with his wife and kids.


Dr. Kenny Trummel has been with LFVC since 2002. While receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, he worked as a technician. He then attended the University of Missouri St. Louis, School of Optometry where he received his degree in 2009. He has been working with us ever since.

Dr. Kenny is a proud contributor to our community. He loves participating in the TRIO Talent Search, a college access program for 6th through 12th graders. He is also a proud to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, watching the Indianapolis Colts, and taking his two dogs running.

Dr. Dennis C. Hoss completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Houston and went on to graduate from the University of Houston, College of Optometry in 1983. Dr. Hoss along with Dr. Arliss Stebbins then founded LFVC. What began as a small practice has expanded in size over the years.

Giving back to those in need is important to Dr. Hoss. His participation in VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) enabled Dr. Hoss to travel throughout Venezuela and Bolivia providing eye exams and glasses to those in need.

When not in the office, Dr. Hoss enjoys tending to his farm, as well as spending time with his family and three grandchildren.

At LFVC Our Culture Means Everything!

"We want to make sure when patients walk in, they feel welcome. We always welcome them with a smile and enthusiasm. We go above and beyond for our patients."

Mily Boone, Office Manager.

A Little History...

LFVC is proud to be a locally owned business

In 1972 Dr. Arliss Stebbins, O.D. graduated from Optometry school. In 1983 Dr. Dennis Hoss, O.D. joined together with Dr. Stebbins to start a practice named "Stebbins and Hoss".  In 1986 the two wanted to move forward with a more optical suited name, choosing Lawrence Family Vision Clinic. As time went on, the building expanded from 1,000 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Along with more space came the opportunity to add more optometrists. Dr. Sharon Green, O.D. started in 1994.

In 2002 Dr. Kevin Trummel, O.D. started practicing, and was later accompanied by his brother, Dr. Kenny Trummel, O.D., in 2009.

By adding new renovations to the optical section in recent years, we have provided a new, fresh look for patients to have endless options when shopping for eyewear.

We Take Pride

Our vision at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic is to provide world-class eye care using cutting-edge technology and patient education from respected optometrists and a knowledgeable attentive team.

Dr Green specializes in pediatrics and is passionate about helping the youth succeed. She visits various schools in the Lawrence and Baldwin areas to work with the Essilor Adopt a School Program. As she performs eye exams on students, she is accompanied by technician Kim, who performs the autorefraction test. Denae, our Optical Consultant, Mily, our practice manager, and other members of the team help with picking out glasses for the students and making sure they are the correct fit.

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Dr Kenny is proud to participate in TRIO college access programs to help first generation students learn more about the anatomy of the eye. He leads students through cow eye dissections, giving the classroom an unforgettable experience.  

In addition to our excellent care, our office supports local organizations like Lions Club International who donates glasses to underprivileged kids and adults. Our office also participates in other local community outreach events to help the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Baldwin areas with health needs.

Eye-Opening Facts              

A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, whiteboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer. Unfortunately, they may have a short attention span that can be interpreted as misbehavior.

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  • 25% of all school children in the U.S. have a vision problem significant enough to affect learning.  Vision and Learning, American Foundation for Vision Awareness. June 1, 2002
  • 70% of juvenile delinquents have uncorrected vision problems. Harris, Paul - The Prevalence of Visual Conditions in a Population of Juvenile Delinquents Optometric Extension Program
  • 74% of illiterate adults fail the vision screening. Pacific University College of Optometry
  • 53% of children of families living in poverty have uncorrected vision problems that interfere with reading, writing, and classroom learning.Gillespie, Kathleen – How Vision Impacts Literacy: An Educational Problem that Can Be Solved. Harvard School of Education, 2001
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