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Carl W. Childress, OD, FAAO, FNAP

Captain Carl W. Childress, USNR


  • July 22
Birthplace and Residence
  • Longview, Texas
  • Graduated Longview High School
  • Texas Tech - 1 1/2 years
  • University of Houston Optometry School-Doctor of Optometry - 1968
  • 20-30 Hours of Continuing Education Per Year

Dr. Carl joined his parents in the Longview practice in 1968 but was drafted into the United States Navy that same year.


United States Naval Career:

  • 1969-1971 - Active Duty
  • 1971-1999 - Active Reserves
  • 1999 - Retired United States Navy Captain

During his Naval career, Dr. Carl had many opportunities to be an integral part of the Navy's mission as an officer who believed in leading by example.  His duties,

awards and medals are a testimony to his desire to do all things with excellence. His love and passion of Optometry and helping his patients with their vision needs

is no different. Providing "Excellence in Vision"TM care is truly his mission as an Optometrist.


Professional Accomplishments :

1970 - Current

  • Actively published, lectured, researched and investigated the development and improvement of contact lens solutions, materials and prescribing methods.
  • Maintained a heavy patient load with an emphasis on:

                  a. Vision Therapy for learning disabilities, sports performance, brain injuries, stabismus and astigmatism reduction

                      for patients worldwide.

                  b. Orthokeratology -  the non-surgical correction of nearsightedness.                              

                  c. Contact Lenses - Bifocal, extended and daily wear.


Professional organizations: 

  • NORA - Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Texas Optometric Association (TOA)
  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • College of Optometry In Vision Development (COVD)
  • Southwest Council of Optometry (SWCO)
  • National Academies of Practice
  • American Optometric Foundation (AOF) 
  • Armed Forces Optometric Society
  • Beta Sigma Kappa - International Optometric Honor Society 


  • Wife: Patricia Binkley-Childress
  • Step-Daughters:  Amanda Udvarhelyi, Marynn Udvarhelyi
  • Step-Son-In-Law: Jeff Udvarhelyi
  • Step-Son and Daughter-In-Law: Austin and Jaimie Binkley
  • Son: Ragan Carl Childress
  • Daughter: Mariah Elysse Childress
  • Step Grands: Alyssa Coles-Brouwer and Kyle Brouwer, Kahlan Udvarhelyi, Hannah Udvarhelyi, Ashlyn Udvarhelyi, Noelle Udvarhelyi


  • Sailing, History, Traveling, Tennis, Gourmet Food, Classical Music, Politics, Skiing and Photography


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Patricia Binkley-Childress Chief of Operations