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K.C. McCandless, OD, FAAO

Optometrist, Dry Eye

Doctoral Program – The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, Ohio, Cum Laude
Undergraduate – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Dr. McCandless graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU). While attending BYU, he was involved in service organizations and had the opportunity to participate in a Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH) project to Mexico. He was able to help examine and distribute more than 15,000 pair of glasses to those in need. That singular event was very influential as it revealed the importance of proper vision care in order for people to perform simple daily tasks as well as enjoy their surrounding environment.

While attending The Ohio State, he excelled as he completed the Doctor of Optometry program. He graduated Beta Sigma Kappa, Cum Laude, and with OSU honors. His passion for community service continued as he was awarded the college’s Community Outreach Award. His training included a wide variety of rotational experiences involving primary care, treatment and management of optical diseases, and ocular surgery management that prepared him to provide exceptional care to all patients.

Since graduating and joining The Wellish Vision Institute, Dr. McCandless has continued to learn, grow, and become a leader in his field. He is one of only a few optometrists in Nevada who have completed the demanding requirements to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.). He has given presentations on treatments of ocular conditions to both national and international audiences. He is also one of a select few optometrists who have fulfilled the requirements to become glaucoma-certified. He acts as the Director of Refractive Surgery for The Wellish Vision Institute. His knowledge, clinical experience, and compassion allow him to help individuals reduce their dependency on glasses and contact lenses.

Dr. McCandless moved to Las Vegas with his wife in 2006. Since then, he has been a valuable member of The Wellish Vision Institute. He enjoys playing racquetball, canyoneering, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with his 3 sons.


2555 Box Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89128


2110 E Flamingo Rd, Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV 89119


10424 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89052



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Yesterday morning I woke up and I couldn’t open my eye. It just kept watering. I was able to get an appointment. Dr. McCandeles saw that I had an abrasion on my cornea. He put a protective lens over it and gave me some drops. It feels so much better since he did that. I will go back on Monday to see how it is healing. I would definitely recommend Wellish.

Dr. McCandless – Superstar

I LOVED working with Dr. McCandless and Dr. Wellish. They are so knowledgable and calming that they made the situation so comfortable.