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Welcome to Kroll and Lighthouse Optometry
Your Optometrist in Reno, NV

Call us at 775-329-1331 today.

We are locally owned and operated by native Nevadans since 1975. We pride ourselves in providing a professional and thorough approach to eyecare for adults and children.

Dr’s Kroll and Lighthouse specialize in prescribing all designs of eyewear and contact lenses, as well as the treatment of infections, trauma and diseases of the eye. We offer a professionally educated and friendly staff with a personal one on one approach to customize the eyewear needs of every individual.

Comprehensive eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and injury, complete contact lens services, including all specialty lens products, co-management for cataract and LASIK surgeries, and frame styling to complement your visual needs and lifestyle. Outside prescriptions are welcome.

Reno Optometrist | Kroll and Lighthouse Optometry | 775-329-1331

118 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Eric R. Kroll

    Dr. Kroll, a Reno native, has practiced optometry since 1984 at our current location. He graduated with honors from Reno High School, with distinction from the University of Nevada and placed in the top 10 of his class at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Kroll is a current member of the American Optometric and Nevada State Associations, having served as president of the Northern Nevada Chapter.In 1987 he was instrumental in organizing and helping crate the National Vision Program ‘Give One Day,’ where optometrist donate a full day each year to provide eye care to the working poor. This program still exists today. In the 90’s Dr. Kroll established a charitable eye care program for the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission that he and his partner, Christy Lighthouse, participate in throughout each year.Dr. Kroll enjoys biking, running 5K races, model railroading and classic rock. Formerly he was better known as DJ ‘Eric Preston’ on local KCBN Top 40 Radio.

  • Christy L. Lighthouse

    Dr.Lighthouse joined the practice in 1999. She is a native Nevadan who graduated from the University of Nevada,Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction. While at UNR, Dr. Lighthouse served as secretary of Eta Gamma National Honor Society and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.In 1995 she was accepted to Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr lighthouse graduated in 1999 with a doctor in Optometry degree and an award for Viskaton Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.Dr lighthouse’s education includes internships at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Hospital, the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, and the Seventh Day Adventist Eye Center on the island of Guam. The focus of her training beyond primary eye care was contact lens fitting of post-surgical and keratoconic corneas. Additionally, she received training in the co-management of cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, and diseases of the eye. Her training allowed her to manage diverse populations with numerous ocular diseases and conditions.

  • Kara Kroll

    Dr. Kara Kroll is a native Northern Nevadan who was born and raised in the “Biggest Little City.” After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, she obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry.Following graduate school, Dr. Kroll entered a fellowship program which included extensive experience in eye disease and treatment of glaucoma. During her tenure at Nevada Eye Consultants, she co-managed and treated patients in LASIK, PRK, ICL and cataract surgeries and achieved certification in glaucoma treatment over the past 3 years. In addition to eye disease diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Kroll enjoys providing family eyecare which includes general eye exams, prescribing corrective eyewear and all types of contact lenses. She is also an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.Dr. Kroll often participates in organized runs within the Reno/Tahoe area and exercises at her gym whenever possible. In addition, she and her husband, Frank, enjoy going to live music events and frequent concerts around town.

  • Alyda Larson C.P.O. certified


  • Lindsay Dobson C.P.O.A. certified


  • Jessica Kirkland-Dispensing Optician NV Lic#574, ABOC & NCLEC certified


  • Kelli Uren – Optician


  • Christie Kroll, Bookkeeper



Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My family loves Dr. Lighthouse and the rest of the staff are great as well."
    Arlene Nelson
  • "Everyone is so helpful. Dr. Kara never gave up on helping me get the right contacts. Lindsay never gave up helping me learn to get them in and out. I feel like they truly care. I'm so glad I found them!"
    Patty Aragona
  • "I love Dr Kroll !!! the staff is just simply AMAZING !!!!"
    Paula Sullivan

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