Dr. Walters and his staff recognize that providing top-notch eye and vision care is not just about taking measurements. It is about meeting your unique visual needs. Whether that pertains to an occupation or a hobby, or just a personal preference based on what has worked for you in the past, we are here to listen. Our primary commitment is to provide you with eye care and eye wear that exceeds your expectations, while providing you the best in customer service. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care needs and are committed to exceeding all your expectations.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Phil Walters

Dr. Phil Walters is a native of southeast Kansas and a graduate of Pittsburg State University. He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dr. Walters has been practicing in McPherson since 2010. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, YPMac (Young Professionals Organization), and the McPherson Optimist club.

In addition to prescribing glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Walters manages many eye conditions, including red eyes, dry eyes, eye allergies, eye infections, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and many others. All comprehensive eye examinations follow a model of preventive care, monitoring for risk factors relating to sight-threatening disease.

Phil and his wife, Katie, have two daughters named Emory and Elsie and a son, Sam. Outside of work, Phil enjoys spending time with family and friends. His hobbies include playing guitar, golf and following his favorite sports teams.

Dr. Kristen L. Becker

Dr. Kristen L. Becker completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. She trained at Cherokee Nation Rural Eye Program and Harrel Eyecare clinics receiving training in ocular disease, contact lenses, and family eye care.

Dr. Becker grew up in Chapman, Kansas and then attended Cloud County Community College and Tabor College, graduating with a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology and track and field honors. Dr. Becker is a member of the American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, McPherson First United Methodist Church, and YP MAC.

In addition to practicing optometry, she enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, fishing, and hunting. Kristen resides in McPherson with her husband, Dakota Becker, who is employed as a Lieutenant at McPherson Fire Department and dogs, Rosco and Boss.

Our Staff

Staff members at Walters Optometry are well trained in their field of expertise and attend continuing education classes throughout the year. This creates an office culture designed for excellent patient care and personalized service.


Karen will help you with your insurance and billing. She's been at this office for the past 12 years and says that what she loves most about her job is helping patients and trying to make their lives a little easier.
Karen lives in McPherson with her husband, Andy, and their dog, Buddy. She has two sons, eight grandsons, and one great grandson. She likes to spend her free time tending to her garden or in the kitchen, baking.


Kelly has worked at the reception desk since early 2012. She seems to always be in a good mood and is happy to help in any way that she can. Kelly's favorite part of her job is getting to visit with patients.
Kelly and her husband, Daril, have a farm just outside of town. Together, they have four children and ten grandchildren. Kelly likes to spend her free time doing yard work and reading.