Our Doctors

OUR DOCTORS at University Vision Centre in El Paso, TX

Dr. Blair is an El Paso native and a graduate of Burges High School and UTEP. Upon graduation from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1980, Dr. Blair returned to El Paso and joined the practice of long-time El Paso optometrist Dr. Darwin Rice. Dr. Blair is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and is a member of and for many years served as President of the El Paso Optometric Society. Dr. Blair is involved in the community through programs such as Lions for Vision, through which he provides free eyecare for those in need. He also serves as an Elder in his church. Dr. Blair is married and has one daughter. In his free time he enjoys traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking,rafting, and SCUBA diving.

Dr. Ellis has lived in El Paso most of his life, graduating from Austin High School and the University of Texas at El Paso. He attended Oklahoma City University for his Masters in Business Administration and the University of Houston College of Optometry for his Doctor of Optometry Degree. After returning to El Paso, Dr. Ellis joined the practice of Dr. R. Hugh Hall, who established his practice in El Paso in 1940. In January of 2003, Dr. Ellis merged his practice with Dr. Blair's and moved to the present location at University Vision Centre. Dr. Ellis is married and has five children. He is a past board member of Prevent Blindness, Texas, a member of the El Paso Five Points Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and Lions for Vision.

His professional associations include the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and El Paso Optometric Society, of which he is a Past President.

Dr. Garner is an Idaho native and attended both Boise State University and Idaho State University, graduating from Idaho State with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration. Dr. Garner then went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry Degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked in several Optometry and Ophthalmology practices over the years, and is glad to have left the cold weather behind for his new life in El Paso. Dr. Garner is married and has two children. His main interests are family, church, optometry, sports, and helping out in his community.

Dr. Koplos is El Paso's only Low Vision/Vision Rehabilitation Specialist. She is a native of East Texas and earned her undergraduate degree from Texas A & M University. Her Doctor of Optometry degree was completed at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Koplos finds it very rewarding to help people in our community who have lost most of their vision. She is an expert at identifying what vision they have and designing training and/or devices to help them maximize that vision. In her free time, Dr. Koplos takes care of her horses, and spends most of her time with her three children.

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Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2019
Independence Day Thursday July 4, 2019
Labor Day Monday September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday November 28, 2019
Friday November 29, 2019
Saturday November 30, 2019
Christmas Holiday Wednesday December 25, 2019 and Thursday December 26, 2019
New Years Day Wednesday January 1, 2020