Soper Eye Center
"We Care About Eye Care"

Soper Eye Center

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Soper Eye Center is an ophthalmology/Optometry group practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma offering a variety of products and services. Family-owned and operated since 1981, we continue to help people from the Muskogee and surrounding area keep their vision healthy and strong. As a team, we are dedicated to giving you the best in eye care, complemented by stellar customer service. 


Michael L. Soper, M.D - (Retired)

Dr. Soper has been in practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma, since 1981. His primary interest is in cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery along with the medical management of glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease.


Residency– McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City

Medical School and Internship - University of Oklahoma
Pre-Medical Examination–University of Tulsa, with a Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering


  • Served six years in Oklahoma Air National Guard


  • Flying

Penny B. Smythe, O.D - (Moved)

Dr Smythe has been in practice in Muskogee, Okla., since 1992. Her primary interests include managing ocular disease and fitting contact lenses.


Optometry School – Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of  Optometry 
Pre-optometry Education – Oral Roberts University 
Northeastern State University Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Vision Science 
Appointments:  Adjunct Clinical Professor at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry
National Board Examiner for National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Hobbies: Medical Missions

Family: Married with four children ranging in age from 18 to 24.

Scott S. Sadeghi, D.O. - (Moved)

Dr. Scott S. Sadeghi graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Chicago Osteopathic Hospitals. He went on to complete a two year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Doheny Eye Institute University Of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

After completion of his training, Dr. Sadeghi returned to his home state of Oklahoma where he has practiced in Tulsa for 16 years.

Dr. Sadeghi is currently an adjunct clinical assistant professor of surgery at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and teaching physician for pediatric ophthalmology and residents in pediatric and adolescent medicine. He is also involved in teaching residents affiliated with University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa.

Dr. Sadeghi is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology (AOCOO), and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Kari L. Wilkerson O.D - (Moved)

Dr. WIlkerson is a 2016 graduate of Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, and joined our practice in October 2016. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a minor in spanish from Northeastern State University in 2009. Dr. Wilkerson’s special interests are ocular disease and pediatrics. She is married to David Wilkerson and has two kids Gracelynn and Gavin. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, Quilting, sewing, anything crafty, hiking, boating, fishing, gardening and anything outdoors.

Shannon G Cox,M.D. - (Moved)

 Oculoplastic, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgery for Adults & Pediatrics

Dr. Cox graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He returned to Oklahoma for medical school at the University of Oklahoma where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and Summa Cum Laude. He completed a residency in General Ophthalmology at the Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, AL. While there, he served as Chief Resident. He stayed in Birmingham to do a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery sponsored by the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Only ten percent of applicant surgeons are selected each year to participate in these highly competitive and intense two-year surgical fellowships. During his fellowship he performed over 3,000 surgeries, the most in the country.

Dr. Cox is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has recently passed his oral and written exams for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery (ASOPRS) board certification, the only physician in Northeastern Oklahoma to do so. He’s also the only two-year fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon in the area.

Dr. Cox prides himself in personalized care for each patient. Every case is different, and Dr. Cox takes the time to sit down with his patients to make them feel comfortable and understand every aspect of the situation and treatment. He personally sees patients both before and after surgeries, ensuring the best results possible for the procedure.

Dr. Cox uses the most up-to-date procedures and diagnostic techniques. These cutting-edge technologies allow for a better evaluation of eye health, as well as reduced pain and healing time after surgery.

Services offered:

Functional and cosmetic eyelid surgeries

Function and cosmetic Botox and filler

Tear duct surgery

Eye removal

Skin tumors

Orbital tumors

Thyroid eye disease

Gary T. Denslow, M.D., M.P.H.- (Moved)

Dr. Denslow has been a Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Tulsa for over 30 years. Dr. Denslow received his B.S. at Michigan State University and went on to complete his Medical Degree at the University of Kentucky. He completed his medical internship at the University of Iowa and his Ophthalmology training at the University of Kentucky, where he was Chief Resident. He completed his education with a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Denslow is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and the Tulsa County Medical Society.

Dr. Denslow, known to many as "Dr. D," specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology and adult Strabismus. He is a board certified Ophthalmologist.