James W. Carpenter, O.D.
Therapeutic Optometrist
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Welcome! Our web site provides a wealth of information about vision and eye health. Explore to learn about the professional eye care services we offer to both current and new patients. Regular eye examinations are an important part of maintaining your best possible vision and provide valuable insight into many other health conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to name a few.

We are a practice that strives to stay in touch with our small-town appeal, where both Dr. Carpenter and our warm, engaging and competent staff focus on a personal relationship with each of our patients. With over 38 years of experience in Midland, Dr. Carpenter has held closely to the time-honored and proven results of classical optometry while proactively incorporating technological advancements to achieve optimal eye care. From a wide array of fitting options for corrective contact lenses to quality eyewear from our well-stocked optical department to advanced diagnostic evaluation to preventive care and problem-focused treatment, Dr. Carpenter and his staff welcome you to literally see the difference. As an open practice, we gladly schedule new patients on a daily basis. We look forward to sharing with you our first-name-basis brand of care. Come see us!

Major Vision Plans Accepted: Vision Service Plan (VSP), EyeMed, Superior Vision (Commerical Group Policies Only)
, Allegiance, TML IEBP, Boon-Chapman, BCBS PPO, Guardian, Principal, and others. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call. We enjoy helping you navigate today's often complex insurance markets and will be happy to make recommendations even if we can't personally work with your insurance! Unfortunately, we are not currently a participating provider with Medicaid, CHIPS, Avesis, Cole Managed Vision, Davis Vision, Spectera or Eyetopia Vision plans.

Major Medical Plans Accepted: Medicare, BCBS PPO, Cigna, HealthSmart, Boon-Chapman, Care Improvement Plus, TML IEBP and many others. We accept all plans supplemental to Medicare. We are currently out-of-network medical providers for United HealthCare, and UMR. Bear in mind that our out-of-network status in these cases applies only to the major medical coverages; we are in-network with most of the third-party routine vision vendors working with these major medical plans! 

For insurance plans not mentioned here or for a more focused discussion of the particulars associated with the plans named above, please feel free to contact our Practice Manager, Jennifer, for more information.


To our valued patients, 

These are unprecedented times and we are all learning to manage through the rapidly changing global situation together. Please know the health and safety of you all, as well as our own, is our top concern. As we continue to adapt our respective business in response to COVID-19, we want to share an update on our ongoing actions that will ensure the continued operations of this practice.  Normal business hours remain the same until further notice Monday thru Thursday 8-12, 1 to 5 and 8 to noon on Fridays. We are asking that all patients who have experienced fever, cough, shortness of breath or have recently traveled to not come in our office and to reschedule any upcoming appts.  Should you need to order contacts we will be more than happy to order them and have them shipped directly to your home.   Should you need to pick up eyewear we will be more than happy to deliver curbside if this makes you more comfortable just call ahead.

With all that being said God bless and Stay healthy!





We are located @:
James W. Carpenter, OD
2101 N Midland Drive
Ste 8
Midland, TX 79707
Tel: (432 ) 689-0901
Tel: (432) 689-0131
Fax: (432) 689-0191