Shane R. Kannarr, OD, grew up in southeast Kansas graduating from Humboldt High School. He attended Pittsburg State University (PSU) receiving a degree in biology education. During his time at PSU, he met his wife Amy Askins Kannarr. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Upon graduation, he practiced in southwest Missouri and the Kansas City area before moving back to Pittsburg. He has practiced in Pittsburg since 2006 and opened Kannarr Eye Care in 2009.
Dr. Kannarr is active in many aspects of optometry. He is very involved in research and is at the forefront of contact lens technology with experience in toric, bifocal, and contact lenses for dry eyes. His research in contacts and pharmaceuticals is ongoing through extensive studies and state of the art technology. Dr. Kannarr lectures across the country in the areas of ocular disease, ophthalmic medication, contact lenses, and practice management.. He enjoys staying on the forefront of eye care and sharing the information with colleagues.
Dr. Kannarr is currently on staff at both Via Christi and Girard Medical Center. He treats all types of medical conditions relating to the eye, with specific interests in dry eyes, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Kannarr has recently added low vision services to his practice in order to meet the needs of the community.
Dr. Kannarr strongly believes in the Pittsburg community and is involved in several community organizations to help improve and grow the area. These groups include Rotary, YMCA, Economic Development Committee, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Carmel Foundation, and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Council.
Dr. Kannarr and Amy have three children, Payton, 10, and twins, Brody and Sydney, 8. They attend St. Mary’s Elementary School where Amy teaches 6th grade. The family enjoys biking and spending time at the lake.