Dr. Schwerdtfeger (Dr. Joe to our patients) is a life long native of Johnson County. He opened his practice at Overland Park Eye Center in 1994 after many years of practicing in Kansas City, MO. He attended the University of Kansas for undergraduate work. In 1986, he graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. He also maintains several certificates in LASIK consultation, contact fitting, dry eye syndrome and other medical eye care. He is a current member of both the Kansas Optometric Association (KOA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).
In his free time, Dr. Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Susan and their three children; Tyler, Scott, and Megan; as well as their dog Maddy. Most Saturdays you can find him coaching one of his kid’s teams or on a soccer field or basketball game cheering them on. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys catching games with friends. In addition, Dr. Joe enjoys traveling and skiing with his family and friends.
Dr. Kristin Pierce
Originally from Hoisington, Kansas, Dr. Pierce graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. She then attended the Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN. While at SCO, Dr. Pierce completed various externships, gaining valuable clinical experience in primary care optometry, contact lens fitting, and ocular disease. Dr. Pierce graduated from SCO in 2008 with highest honors and was valedictorian of her class.
Dr. Pierce is a member of the Kansas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the SCO Outstanding Clinician Award and the VSP Award of Excellence. She is currently licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Pierce has been an optometrist with Overland Park Eye Center since 2008. She strives to provide thorough, comprehensive eye care in a family-friendly setting. She values a strong doctor-patient relationship and places emphasis on the importance of patient education.
In her free time, Dr. Pierce enjoys spending time with her husband, Dustin, and their two children, Dylan and Landon. She can often be found volunteering at her sons’ school or cheering on her kids at their sporting events.
Jamie is our Office Manager and Frame Buyer. She came to our office with years of experience in the sales and customer service fields as well as a degree in Psychology and a minor in Communication Studies from The University of Kansas. After many years as an optician, she began to run the day-to-day operations of the office and staff. Jamie has been a great asset to the office and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and Weimaraner Nyla.