Dr. Emily Bussey, a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the Southern College of Optometry, began treating patients in Bartlesville 5 years ago, taking over an existing practice. In addition to family optometry, treating infants to geriatric patients, Dr. Bussey specializes in pediatric eye care and vision therapy. She believes that her work allows her to change lives every day. “I absolutely love my job – what could be more rewarding than helping people see and enjoy the world around them?” After growing up in Ponca City, Dr. Bussey married her high school sweetheart, Jason. They have four daughters, Marielle-9, Vivian-6, and Lucia and Corinne-3 (twins) that keep them on their toes! A member of Leadership Bartlesville Class XX, Emily is also a former Big Brothers/ Big Sisters board member. She is active at First United Methodist Church and is a huge OSU fan.
Dr. Caitlyn Mefford, a graduate of Northeastern State University and the Oklahoma College of Optometry, is excited to join the team at Bussey Eyecare Center! After her younger brother has diagnosed with Type I Diabetes and she saw how it affected her brother’s eyesight, she knew that she wanted to study ocular eye diseases. “Throughout the whole process, I realized how connected the eyes are to the whole body and how many diseases actually manifest in the eyes.” Throughout her time at the Oklahoma College of Optometry, she learned a lot about the different ocular diseases, which led her clinical focus to be the treatment & management of Glaucoma. She is extremely excited to share her expertise with the patients of Bussey Eyecare Center. She married her high school sweetheart, Austin, two years ago and has since moved to the country-side close to home. In her free time, Mefford and her husband like to hike, kayak and hang with their pup, Ella. Dr. Mefford is excited to be back in the area that she grew up in and serving the people she grew up around!
Dr. Judson Chevalier joined the Bussey Eyecare team in 2019! Born and raised in West Texas, he completed his undergraduate studies there before moving to Oklahoma. Drawn to the beautiful small town of Tahlequah, he attended optometry school at Northeastern State University and then completed an additional year of residency training in ocular disease and refractive surgery in Tulsa at Triad Eye Institute. Dr. Chevalier specializes in comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, ocular disease, and pediatric eye care. Dr. Chevalier decided to stick around after he met and married an Oklahoma girl (and classmate), Caitlin, who is an optometrist in the Cherokee Nation health centers. The two welcomed their first child, Briar, in October of 2018. Dr. Chevalier enjoys spending time outdoors, going on mission trips, and chasing his little girl around!
Dr. Chevalier has been a great addition to our team over the past year and is accepting new patients!