Kendall L. Krug, OD PA

At Krug Optometry, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Hays patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Hays optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Hays staff and make an appointment.

Kendall L. Krug, OD
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Dr. Kendall Krug is a graduate of Fort Hays State University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He completed Externships at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, KS and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.  Dr Krug is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and currently is in private practice in Hays, KS.

Krug completed additional training in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the New York Lighthouse for the Blind.

In 2010, Krug was appointed by KS Governor Parkinson to the Kansas Advisory Committee for the Blind and Visually Impaired and is Past Chairman of this committee.

Krug received the 2013 Vision Service Award from the Kansas State School for the Blind and is a collaborating provider in their KanLOVKids regional low vision program. Krug a Low Vision Consultant to the KS Department of Children and Families and provides new counselor training in vision impairments. 

Dr. Krug has had articles published in the Journal of the American Optometric Association and in Review of Optometry and was a Co-Investigator of a National Eye Institute funded research project on 'Clinical Decision Making in the Care of Patients with Chronic Vision Impairment.’  He is a frequent lecturer at the State and National level eye care meetings.

Dr. Kendall Krug, Hays, was recognized as the 2018 Optometrist of the Year during the Kansas Optometric Association Annual Convention and Seminar in Wichita. This is the highest award an optometrist can receive from the KOA and is in recognition of personal sacrifices to advance the profession and the welfare of the public. 

A 1985 graduate of the Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Krug was recognized for his work with the Kansas Optometric Association, including his service through the organization’s Low Vision and Third Party committees, as well as his contributions as a lecturer on low vision and other topics around the country.

Dr. Krug has also played a key role in the development KanLOVKids Program. This program, which is coordinated through the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation, the Kansas State School for the Blind and local school districts, Dr. Krug and 7 other optometrists and ophthalmologist, provide low vision services to children in their communities.  Dr. Krug provides low vision examinations to students in Hays, Garden City, Dodge City and Colby.   Dr. Krug was also recognized through his contributions to KanLOVKids with the Claude DeVorss Fellowship, a humanitarian service award presented by the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation. 

Dr. Krug is currently part of a task force working to update the school screening standards in the state and is active in educating policy makers about vision care issues affecting patients across Kansas. 

Dr. Krug is a past recipient of the Envision - Visionary Award given annually by Envision in Wichita, KS.  This award recognizes humanitarian services to blind and visually impaired adults and children.  

Previously, Dr. Krug was recognized by the Kansas Optometric Association with the Distinguished Service and Legislative Service awards.  

— Kansas Optometric Association

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