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CustomEyes - Your Dedicated Optometrist in Lee's Summit

CustomEyes in Lee's Summit, Missouri
and Lenexa, Kansas

Two locations to serve you better! When it comes to eye care and eyewear in Kansas City, you have more than a few options. We believe the reason people come to CustomEyes boils down to comfort, care, and convenience. We ensure our patients never feel like just a name or the next appointment.

Our Optometrists Specialize in:

Our optometric experts in Lee's Summit, Missouri stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments, for conditions such as dry eye. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctors regularly for a comprehensive eye exam, eyeglasses & contact lenses fitting.

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What to Expect

Everything about your experience at CustomEyes is tailored to you and your eyes. Our expert optometrists and experienced staff get to know you and understand your unique needs. The finest technology, a complete selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and convenient locations don’t mean much unless you, the patient, get the care you need and the attention you deserve.

With offices located in Lee’s Summit and Lenexa, CustomEyes is able to service the greater Kansas City Area including Johnson County, Kansas (Leawood, Overland Park and Shawnee Mission) and Jackson County Missouri (Blue Springs, Independence, Raytown). So, whether you need an eye doctor in Kansas City, Lenexa or Lee’s Summit – CustomEyes has you covered.

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Very timely and professional! The doctor was attentive. The receptionist and salespersons were nice as well. The facility was very clean, bright, and COVID protocols were being observed. I would definitely recommend.
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Contact Lenses and Dry Eye

How to get rid of your contact lenses.

CRT or Corneal Refractive Therapy, temporarily corrects myopia (nearsightedness) by gently and safely reshaping your cornea while you sleep. You can go throughout the day without wearing any glasses or lenses at all. It is a form of orthokeratology, commonly called Ortho-K, that utilizes a unique rigid gas permeable contact lens to wear at night while sleeping.

Read more about CRT and Ortho-K

Do contact lenses cause dry eye.

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with all that you need. At CustomEyes, our eye doctors will examine your eyes to determine if you’re a good candidate for contacts, and we’ll fit you with the best type for your visual requirements.

Read more about Dry Eye and Contacts

Can we cure dry eye syndrome?

Symptoms of dry eyes include redness, scratchiness, itching, a sensation that something gritty is stuck in your eye, excessive watering and the need to rub your eyes. While there is no cure for dry eyes, our goal is to bring you lasting relief. If you are considering LASIK, dry eyes may prevent you from being a good candidate for refractive surgery.

Read more about Dry Eye Syndrome


Lee's summit location
3660 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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15601 W 87th Street Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66219

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10 Eye Care Tips for Healthy Vision

Eye Clinic near you in Lee's Summit, Missouri

Do you eat healthily and work out to keep your body in shape? Did you know that there are specific ways to keep your eyes strong too? You need your eyes for just about everything you do, and vision changes – such as painful vision or seeing blurry – can be extremely frightening. At our eye care center in Lee's Summit, we make it our mission to help you see clearly and comfortably for as many years as possible.

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To ensure that you are armed with all the info you need for powerful peepers, we outlined the following tips:

  1. Eat Well for Your Eyes Specific nutrients are particularly beneficial for healthy eyesight, such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and zinc. The good news is that it’s not too hard to find foods rich in these nutrients. Snack on some berries and nuts, slice the avocado into your sandwich, choose brown rice and quinoa instead of white grains, make a fresh salad with kale and chard, drizzle flaxseed oil as a dressing, steam some broccoli, and eat an orange daily. Fish is a great source of eye-healthy omega-3s, including salmon, mackerel, tuna, and super-food sardines.
  2. Book Regular Eye Exams Don’t wait until you have a problem before scheduling an eye exam in Lee's Summit. Many eye problems don’t have symptoms at the beginning. By the time you notice them, they will have advanced to a more serious stage. Eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration can stay silent for a long time. However, when they are detected early – treatment is much more effective. Also, if you wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, an eye exam will confirm that you still have sharp vision.
  3. No Smoking Smoking is linked to a very long list of health problems, as you probably know. Yet, you may not know that eye disease is also on that list. Smoking can cause an increased risk for cataracts, optic nerve damage and macular degeneration – all of which can lead to blindness.
  4. Blink and Blink Again All screens, be it your computer, TV, smartphone or tablet, encourage us to stare at one spot for hours. In fact, a recent study found that people in the US look at screens for more than 7 sevens per day, on average! How does this hurt your eyes? The more time you spend gazing at one spot, the higher your chances of digital eye strain and fatigue. Our Boca Raton and Lee's Summit eye doctor remind you to blink frequently, and to follow the 20-20-20 rule: look up and into the distance 20 feet away, for about 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.
  5. Block Your Eyes from the Sun Just like you slather on sunscreen to protect your skin, remember to put on a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays have a cumulative effect and can raise your chances of eye disease in the future. Wearing shades today can positively impact your eye health years later. Make sure that you purchase sunglasses that block a minimum of 99% of the rays.
  6. Take Care of Your Contacts If you wear contact lenses, your risk of eye health complications increases considerably. Not adhering to the disinfecting routine and/or wearing schedule that your eye doctor in Boca Raton and Lee's Summit advises can introduce dangerous debris and bacteria into your eyes. This can lead easily to an eye infection. If you wear disposables (dailies or weekly), toss them out when you’re supposed to.
  7. Stay a Healthy Weight & Stay in Motion Exercise can help to prevent and control many health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Also, if you are overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk of developing these diseases, which put you at an increased chance of getting glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
  8. Know Your Family Eye History A number of eye diseases are inherited, so it’s a good idea to find out if any family members had them. This information will help our eye doctor in Boca Raton and Lee's Summit to personalize your eye care.
  9. Put on Protective Eyewear Do you play sports that have sticks or racquets, such as lacrosse, ice hockey, and racquetball? All activities with swinging sticks can lead easily to eye damage. Whizzing balls are another hazard. Check out the selection of protective eyewear, such as safety glasses and sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses, in our fully stocked center for eye care in Lee's Summit. This advice also rings true for people who work with airborne materials or hazardous substances.
  10. Sip a Fresh Brew Caffeine appears to work as more than a pick-me-up in the middle of a long day. According to medical experts, drinking two servings of caffeinated drinks each day may offer protection against dry eye syndrome. Coffee, tea, or soda, the choice is yours!

Value your vision! Healthy eyes are an important part of a healthy body, and they play a major role in your quality of life. For more guidance on how to keep your eyes healthy, reserve an appointment and eye exam in our Lee's Summit practice.

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Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Our Lee's Summit eye doctor has prepared the following answers to your questions about eye disease.

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eyes can lead to many uncomfortable or painful symptoms that can disturb your daily tasks. For example, driving, reading, and using a computer may become a challenge due to irritated, dry eyes. Because the cause of dry eye syndrome is highly individual, it is essential to undergo a thorough CustomEyes eye exam to identify the cause. Once we have the results of your exam, our optometrist will design the most helpful dry eye treatment. Your dry eye therapy may include lid wipes, artificial tears eye drops, heat compresses and Bruder masks, or Restasis eye drops.

Myopia Correction & Myopia Control

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, can be corrected efficiently with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our CustomEyes eye care specialist will perform detailed vision testing to determine your precise prescription, so you enjoy the clearest eyesight possible! For children with high myopia that worsens continuously, our eye doctor may recommend various methods of myopia control, such as soft multifocal contacts, Zeiss Myokids lenses, MiSight contact lenses from Coopervision, and vision therapy.

Specialty Contacts: Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

Our CustomEyes eye doctor is competent in fitting contacts for even the most complex, hard-to-fit vision conditions, such as keratoconus. If you have this corneal disorder, Dr. Scott Drake will map your cornea using the latest technology – so you benefit from the comfort of scleral lenses with a precise fit. Nowadays, almost everyone can wear contacts, and we are experienced in performing contact lenses fittings and eye exams in our CustomEyes office.

LASIK Co-Management

Do you want crystal-clear vision without the nuisance of eyeglasses or contacts? Ask us about our convenient co-management services for LASIK surgery and other refractive procedures. We offer complete preoperative and postoperative care in the comfort of our convenient center for eye care in CustomEyes. You will receive top-notch, personalized attention from the eye doctor who knows you best.

Our eye doctor looks forward to seeing you! Call to book an eye exam or stop in anytime to find the perfect pair of high-quality, designer frames. We are the leading eye care center near you in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Call CustomEyes on 816-605-6634 to schedule an eye exam with our Lee's Summit optometrist. Alternatively book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem

As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and your neighbors are dragging their lawnmowers out for an annual spring tune-up. And suddenly you find a need to rub your itchy, red, and sore eyes constantly. Yep, it’s that time of year again – the time that seasonal allergies blossom with the trees.

Nasal symptoms of seasonal allergies, like a runny nose and sneezing, usually get all the attention, but actually, eye allergies (your eye doctor may call it “allergic conjunctivitis”) are pretty common – affecting millions of people in the US. Grass allergy and pollen in the eyes are the primary cause of eye irritation. What’s the best treatment? And how can you get rid of your eye allergies?

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Eye exam to diagnose eye allergies in Lee's Summit, Missouri eye doctor’s tips on how to recognize and relieve allergies.

The ocular symptoms of your seasonal allergies are caused when your body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to an environmental trigger that’s really harmless. That trigger, called an allergen, makes contact with antibodies in your eyes – and these cells respond by releasing histamine. Histamine and other natural chemicals cause tiny blood vessels in your eyes to leak, which can lead to redness, itchiness, burning, inflammation, and watery eyes. The symptoms can range from mild to severe enough to interfere with your clear vision. Rest assured – eye allergies are not dangerous, as annoying as they can be.

However, these symptoms alone are not enough to blame seasonal allergies. All of these signs are not unique to eye allergies and could point to several different eye diseases. That’s why a precise diagnosis is imperative! Our Lee's Summit, Missouri eye doctor will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes to identify the cause of the irritation.

CustomEyes Eye Clinic and seasonal allergies in Lee's Summit, Missouri

Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Our Lee's Summit eye doctor has prepared the following answers to your questions about eye disease.

Avoid your trigger to get rid of eye allergies

Grass allergy and pollen in your eyes are the most typical triggers for seasonal eye allergies, often called hay fever. Since that’s the case, you’re probably wondering how you can possibly avoid these widespread allergens. Before you lock yourself in your room and wait for the seasons to change, our eye doctor recommends:

  • Keep windows closed when the pollen count is high. Use a/c in your home, office, and the car in order to clean the air around you.
  • Do not rub your eyes! This spreads the pollen (and irritation!) all over.
  • When you are outdoors, always wear glasses and sunglasses to keep pollen out of your eyes. Don’t wear your contacts! Contact lenses can exacerbate eye allergies because they are a great surface for pollen to cling to and pile up.
  • When you return indoors after being exposed to seasonal allergens, rinse your eyes with saline drops.
  • Clean your floors with a damp rag, instead of sweeping with a dry broom that pushes any pollen that’s settled back into the air.

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What’s the best treatment for eye allergies?

Some of the symptoms can be managed with nonprescription drugs, especially if your eye allergies are mild. Try using artificial tears to keep your ocular surface clean. Decongestant eye drops may also help, however, it’s not a good idea to use these for more than a few days since they can worsen your condition with prolonged use.

What about antihistamines for red eyes and seasonal allergies? Antihistamine eye drops, mast cell stabilizer eye drops, corticosteroid eye drops, and NSAID eye drops are accepted short-term treatment for eye allergies. Because these are all prescription drugs, you will need to visit your eye doctor (and possibly an allergist too) to determine which medication is most suitable for you. Some non-sedating oral histamines may also be effective at relieving your symptoms, but they can dry out eyes – thereby making the irritation worse. If your seasonal allergies are extreme and get in the way of functional living, immunotherapy allergy shots or tablets may offer long-term relief.

Are seasonal allergies disrupting your life?

Visit CustomEyes for more tips on how to enjoy clear and comfortable vision in Lee's Summit, Missouri, all year-round! Call CustomEyes on 816-605-6634 to schedule an eye exam with our Lee's Summit optometrist. Alternatively book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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CustomEyes in Lee's Summit, Missouri
and Lenexa, Kansas

Two locations to serve you better! When it comes to eye care and eyewear in Kansas City, you have more than a few options. We believe the reason people come to CustomEyes boils down to comfort, care, and convenience. We ensure our patients never feel like just a name or the next appointment.


What to Expect

Everything about your experience at CustomEyes is tailored to you and your eyes. Our expert optometrists and experienced staff get to know you and understand your unique needs. The finest technology, a complete selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and convenient locations don’t mean much unless you, the patient, get the care you need and the attention you deserve.

With offices located in Lee’s Summit and Lenexa, CustomEyes is able to service the greater Kansas City Area including Johnson County, Kansas (Leawood, Overland Park and Shawnee Mission) and Jackson County Missouri (Blue Springs, Independence, Raytown). So, whether you need an eye doctor in Kansas City, Lenexa or Lee’s Summit – CustomEyes has you covered.

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We start eye exams as early as six months and up.
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Contact Lenses & Dry Eye


Treatment of Contact Lens Discomfort & Dry Eye in Lenexa, Kansas

Dry Eye Syndrome, termed keratoconjunctivitis (KCS) refers to dry eyes that irritate you constantly. This annoying condition is due to insufficient production of tears or a poor quality tear composition. When your eyes aren’t lubricated well, you’ll suffer from the sensations of scratchiness, burning, watery eyes, blurred vision and/or a feeling of something gritty stuck in your eyes. The particular cause of dry eyes varies from person to person, and effective dry eye treatment is therefore also highly individual

Have you been told in the past you cannot wear contact lenses?

We just may have the solution for you. Scleral lenses are designed to treat a variety of eye conditions, caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities, many of which do not respond to other forms of treatment.

No More Daytime Glasses or Contacts!

CRT or Corneal Refractive Therapy, temporarily corrects myopia (nearsightedness) by reshaping your cornea while you sleep. You can go throughout the day without wearing any glasses or lenses at all.  

It is a form of orthokeratology, commonly called Ortho-K, that utilizes a unique rigid gas permeable contact lens designed to wear at night while sleeping only.

Read more about CRT and Ortho-K

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with all that you need. At CustomEyes, our eye doctors will examine your eyes to determine if you’re a good candidate for contacts, and we’ll fit you with the best type for your visual requirements.

Read more about Dry Eye and Contact Lenses

Symptoms of dry eyes include redness, scratchiness, itching, a sensation that something gritty is stuck in your eye, excessive watering and the need to keep rubbing your eyes. While there is no cure for dry eyes, our goal is to bring you lasting relief. Additionally, if you are considering LASIK, dry eyes may prevent you from being a good candidate for this refractive surgery.

Read more about Dry Eye Syndrome



CustomEyes

3660 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

Hours

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  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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CustomEyes

15601 W 87th Street Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66219

Hours

  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Please call our Lenexa office at 913-894-2020 or our Lee's Summit office at 816-524-7400 for further instructions. We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.


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CustomEyes in Lee's Summit, Missouri
and Lenexa, Kansas

When it comes to eye care and eyewear in Kansas City, you have more than a few options. Why do so many people choose CustomEyes? We believe it boils down to comfort, care, and convenience.

At CustomEyes, patients never feel like just a name or the next appointment. Everything about the experience is tailored to you and your eyes. Our expert optometrists and experienced staff get to know you and understand your unique needs. The finest technology, a complete selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and convenient locations don’t mean much unless you, the patient, get the care you need and the attention you deserve.

With offices located in Lee’s Summit and Lenexa, CustomEyes is able to service the greater Kansas City Area including Johnson County, Kansas (Leawood, Overland Park and Shawnee Mission) and Jackson County Missouri (Blue Springs, Independence, Raytown). So, whether you need an eye doctor in Kansas City, Lenexa or Lee’s Summit – CustomEyes has you covered.



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Experienced Staff

Our highly trained and compassionate team will show you the difference between a good and great visit to an optometry practice.


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Family Eye Care

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.


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Great Selection

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We are constantly staying on top of trends and favorite styles.


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We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!



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CustomEyes - Treatment of Contact Lens Discomfort & Dry Eye in Lenexa,  Kansas

Dry Eye Syndrome, termed keratoconjunctivitis (KCS) refers to dry eyes that irritate you constantly. This annoying condition is due to insufficient production of tears or a poor quality tear composition. When your eyes aren’t lubricated well, you’ll suffer from the sensations of scratchiness, burning, watery eyes, blurred vision and/or a feeling of something gritty stuck in your eyes. The particular cause of dry eyes varies from person to person, and effective dry eye treatment is therefore also highly individual

Symptoms of dry eyes include redness, scratchiness, itching, a sensation that something gritty is stuck in your eye, excessive watering and the need to keep rubbing your eyes. While there is no cure for dry eyes, our goal is to bring you lasting relief. Additionally, if you are considering LASIK, dry eyes may prevent you from being a good candidate for this refractive surgery.

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Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with all that you need. At CustomEyes, our eye doctors will examine your eyes to determine if you’re a good candidate for contacts, and we’ll fit you with the best type for your visual requirements.

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CustomEyes

3660 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

Hours



  • 7:45 AM - 5:30 PM


  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


  • 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM


  • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM


  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


  • Closed

Map

CustomEyes

15601 W 87th Street Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66219

Hours



  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM


  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


  • 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM


  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


  • Closed

Map

emergency kidEmergency Eye Care Services
Please call our Lenexa office at 913-894-2020 or our Lee's Summit office at 816-524-7400 for further instructions. We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.

Ask Our Lee's Summit & Lenexa Eye Doctors About Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are a specialized contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time - and they have advantages for normal contact lens wearers as well.

A scleral lens is a larger lens that rests on the sclera or white of the eye, rather than the colored portion (or iris). The lens has many advantages which can make contact lens wear an option for those who have previously been told otherwise.

The lens, which covers a larger area than a normal contact lens, creates a pocket filled with artificial tears, fitting securely around the eye. Due to their size, scleral lenses provide sharper vision, greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications.

We have a unique library of scleral contact lens solutions for you.

Are you one of the 5 patient types that would likely benefit from a scleral lens?

Candidates Include Patients with:

  1. Allergies
  2. High or complicated prescriptions that have been told they can't wear contact lenses.
  3. Unsuccessful history with other lenses either due to poor comfort or poor vision.
  4. Keratoconus or any type of corneal degeneration or dystrophy, transplants, scarring or trauma or post-LASIK complications.
  5. Dry eyes or high sensitivity to light or Steve Johnson Syndrome.

What are the 5 main benefits of a scleral lens vs. a regular lens?

  1. Easier to insert and remove.
  2. Improved, consistent quality of vision all day long.
  3. Better comfort. Other lenses may dry out and get uncomfortable.
  4. Longer lasting. With proper maintenance, they can last over a year.

What are three key differences in the scleral lens technology?

  1. The lens doesn't touch the cornea but rests on the sclera or the white part of the eye to increase comfort.
  2. Microscopic adjustments to the lenses can be made with new advanced manufacturing technology to customize the fit of each lens to each patient's unique needs.
  3. Can add highly customized, unique prescriptions onto each lens to provide even better vision.

Special Instances That Can Benefit from Scleral Lenses

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Legal Blindness:
It is not uncommon for someone who is legally blind from a corneal irregularity to regain great vision. This lens design provides a protective cushion of saline that can reduce pain and photosensitivity caused by other lens designs.
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Sports:
Scleral lenses are great for athletes who require excellent acuity and a stable lens fit while they are physically active.

They are also useful in situations where other contact lens types are not effective or appropriate, including dusty environments and contact sports.

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Protective & Therapeutic:
Scleral lenses can provide hydration to the cornea in severe cases of dry eye and ocular pemphigoid.
They can also help in keeping the eye hydrated in conditions where the eyelids do not close properly such as facial nerve palsy, trauma, or ptosis.

Custom Fit
We customize the lenses to the exact specifications of each individual wearer.

The entire process may take several visits in order to optimize the design and ensure the process of application and removal is comfortable and efficient. For these reasons professional fees associated with fitting sclera lenses and lens replacement costs are higher than other contact lenses. We are happy to discuss your specific costs based on your individual needs.

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Our Eye Doctors

Looking for an Optometrist Near You?

A great optometrist goes way beyond just prescribing and selling eyewear. To ensure that you receive the best possible care for your vision and eye health, you need a highly qualified, compassionate eye doctor you can trust to examine your eyes thoroughly, provide accurate prescriptions for corrective lenses and treat any condition you may have, while keeping you informed and involved in your eye care. This is the only reliable way to optimize your vision over the long-term. Our Lenexa and Lee’s Summit eye doctors bring high credentials and various specialties to CustomEyes. No matter what you need for your vision, we are here to help. And we will satisfy all of your eye care requirements with superior service – because we want you to see the world and enjoy life as clearly as possible!

CustomEyes in Lenexa & Lee’s Summit, MO

Eye care professionals at our Lee’s Summit and Lenexa eye doctor’s offices have warm chairside manner, and understand how the eye really works. Experienced at diagnosing eye diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which don’t have obvious symptoms – our optometrists provide comprehensive eye exams and complete eye care for the whole family.

Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, listen to your eye care needs and describe your best options. At CustomEyes, we encourage you to ask questions and share your input, which can be critical to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our Lee’s Summit and Lenexa Eye Doctors

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Dr. A. Genilo

Dr. Ali Genilo enjoys caring for patients of all ages and abilities, though she has a special passion for working with pediatric patients. A Kansas City native, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas. She received her Doctorate from Southern College of...
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Dr. J. Luebbe

Dr. Jennifer Luebbe enjoys the challenge of working with pediatric patients, many of who are unable to describe or even understand their visual needs. Learning starts with the eyes and it is her goal to provide the very best care for your little ones, as well as the entire family,...
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Dr. J. Enevoldsen

Dr. Jeffrey Enevoldsen enjoys fitting contact lenses and providing his patients the best possible vision with the latest technology. A native of Ponca City, Oklahoma, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received his Doctor...
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Dr. C. Cossette

Dr. Chris Cossette has a passion for primary eye care and enjoys helping his patients achieve their best possible vision. Originally from Salina, Kansas, he received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and his Doctor in Optometry from Arizona College of Optometry in Phoenix, Arizona. His externship rotations focused...
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Dr. L. G. Drake

Dr. Linda Drake has earned a reputation for friendly professional eye care. She was raised in Paducah, Kentucky, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, in...
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Dr. S. A. Drake

Dr. Scott Drake enjoys the challenges of difficult contact lens fits and providing his patients with an easy-to-understand knowledge of their needs. His background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in...

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