Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Lynn R. Purcell
Since founding the Bear River Eye Center in 1982 Dr. Purcell has developed it into a state-of-the-art example for rural eye care and a leader in eye care throughout Utah. Though a native of Idaho Falls, he attended schools in Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Oregon. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in zoology and genetics before attending Pacific University where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Purcell subsequently earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Purcell has served in numerous capacities in professional associations, community activities and his church. He currently serves as an adjunct clinical faculty member of New England College of Optometry and president of M.E.D.I.C.O., an international humanitarian service organization working in Central America.
Dr. Purcell has published articles in peer review journals and has special interests in glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. He has been named both the Utah Young Optometrist of the Year and the Utah Optometrist of the Year. He enjoys running, flying, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Dr. Phillip Purcell
Dr. Phillip Purcell joins our practice as a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated Bear River High School in 1998 and continued his education by getting a bachelors degree in Medical Biology through the University of Utah.
Dr. Purcell has served in capacities that benefit the profession of optometry, the community and his church. He is currently an Officer in the United States Air Force Reserve, stationed at Peterson AFB in Colorado where he serves his country. Dr. Purcell was also awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year award from the Utah Optometric Association in 2012.
Dr. Purcell's interests include specialty contact lenses, pediatrics, low vision, and retinal disease. He also enjoys computers, board games, and frisbee golf. He is currently the father of two girls and one boy and loves spending time with them and his wife.