OUR DOCTORS

Tamra Soriano, O.D.
Michelle Pyle, O.D. 

 

OUR LOCATION
130 E. 4th Street
Carthage, MO 64836 

 

CONTACT US

Phone: 417-358-2950
Fax: 417-358-4204 
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Dr. Tamra Soriano, O.D. OptometristDr. Tamra Soriano:
Dr. Tamra (Tami) Soriano earned her undergraduate degree at Missouri State University. She then moved to St. Louis to complete her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She graduated with honors, received the Dean's award, and completed her 4 years as the valedictorian of her class. She also received the Kaplan Research Award and the Pediatric Award upon graduation from UMSL. Following graduation, Dr. Soriano worked for three years in St. Louis and briefly in Joplin before opening the doors of Carthage Eye Care in December of 1992. In 2011, she received the Athena Award from the Carthage Chamber of Commerce for being an outstanding example of compassion to women and children in need. Dr. Soriano is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Missouri Optometric Association. 
 
Dr. Soriano has been married to her husband, Greg, for 32 years. Greg enjoys teaching at the radiology technology program at Missouri Southern State University. Dr. Soriano also has two daughters, Kailie and Torie. Kailie enjoys a career working with children who have autism and other developmental or behavioral delays, striving to integrate them into school and other social environments. Torie has followed in her mother's footsteps by becoming an optometrist. She just completed her Doctorate of Optometry and will be joining us at Carthage Eye Care in July of 2017! 
 
While Dr. Soriano loves her patients in Carthage, one of her most fulfilling passions is traveling overseas for medical mission trips. Dr. Soriano has been to Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Togo to provide eye exams for those who simply don't have access to medical care. These mission trips usually require a few helpers, so her family frequently joins her. Susan, our beloved office manager, has also accompanied Dr. Soriano on these trips, and has become a vital part of caring for our overseas patients. 
 
In her down time, Dr. Soriano loves to travel with family and friends. Some of her favorite destinations include Kauai, Hawaii and North Captiva Island in Florida. Dr. Soriano also loves watching crime shows with her daughters and cooking. 
 
  
Dr. Michelle Pyle, O.D. OptometristDr. Michelle Pyle:
Dr. Michelle Pyle earned her undergraduate degree at Missouri Southern State University, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry at Indiana University School of Optometry in 2003, where she was an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. 
  
Dr. Pyle joined the Carthage Eye Care team in 2004. She has shown compassion, dedication, and expertise in the Carthage community ever since. Dr. Pyle was rewarded for her hard work when she was voted Carthage's Favorite Eye Doctor from the Carthage Press in 2012. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Missouri Optometric Association, and the Southwest Missouri Optometric Society. 
 
In her time away from the office, Dr. Pyle enjoys spending time with her husband, Bryan, to whom she has been married to for 14 years. Bryan is a computer programmer at Leggett & Platt. The two keep themselves very busy with raising twin boys, Luke and Logan. Luke and Logan were born in March of 2014, and are very happy, healthy, and growing toddlers! When they are not chasing their boys around, Dr. Pyle and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with friends, family, and their fur baby Gracey (their Maltese!).