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About Us

For over 40 years, We've been improving quality of life through vision and eye health.

Our Vision.

Eye care should be uniquely focused on each person. Vision is a matter of quality of life; not just correction. Eye health is a reflection of holistic health and wellness.

New to Claremore Eye Associates?

Welcome! We are so glad you visited us online. Here's a few things you should probably know about us:
  • We're a multi-generational, family-owned practice in the heart of Claremore, OK.
  • We believe eye care should be focused on individuals and their unique health and lifestyle.
  • You never need an appointment to shop for frames or visit with a tech.

We accept most major insurance including:


Steve L. Smith, O.D.

Dr. Smith is the owner of Claremore Eye Associates and has been in private practice since 1973. He is active in the American Optometric Association and Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. He is a past President of Southwest Council of Optometry, past secretary of the Oklahoma Optometric Foundation and served as Secretary-Treasurer of the OAOP from 1983-1999. He has served as President of the Oklahoma Board of Examiners, and he was selected as Oklahoma Optometrist of the Year in 1996. Dr. Smith is a past Director of Heart of America Contact Lens & Primary Care and serves as advisory board member to nJoy Laser Vision Center in Tulsa. Dr. Smith attended Oklahoma State University and Southern College of Optometry. He received his Therapeutic Drug license in 1981 and his Anterior Segment Laser certification in 1993. He enjoys golf, woodworking and singing at First United Methodist Church. His wife, Linda, is a nurse and wellness consultant for OU Health Science Center. His younger daughter Lindsey is a NICU nurse at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and older daughter, Lacy Crissup, joined him in practice in July 2009.

Lacy N. Crissup, O.D.

Dr. Crissup was raised in Claremore and was very excited to return home to Claremore Eye Associates! She enjoys providing care to patients of all ages, especially pediatric patients. She also enjoys preventative health care and discussing how small changes in habits or lifestyle can improve both vision and overall health. Dr. Crissup graduated from Claremore High School and Oklahoma State University. She completed her doctorate at NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry in May 2009, where she served as Optometric Student Association President and volunteer coordinator for optometric services at the Tulsa-area OU Health Center Bedlam Free Evening Clinic. She obtained her board certification from the American Board of Optometry in July 2014. Dr. Crissup’s husband, Derrick, is a landman with Southbridge Production Company in Tulsa. They have two young children, Conner and Claire. Dr. Crissup enjoys dancing, cooking, shopping downtown Claremore and spending time with her family.

James C. Stover, O.D.

Dr. James Stover is a long-time Claremore resident and has been practicing optometry since 1983. He graduated in the inaugural class from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. Dr. Stover is known for his technical excellence and sincere approach with his patients. Dr. Stover served on the Claremore School Board from 1985 to 2007. He has four children: Rhett, Mary, Cassie and Lauren. His hobbies include water and snow skiing, golf and basketball.