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Senior Vision

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Compassionate Care and Expertise You Can Trust

  • Struggle to read the messages on your smartphone?
  • Do images appear less vibrant than they used to?

Growing old is a privilege.

But when it comes to eye health, aging can bring on several ocular conditions and diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.

Vision impairment decreases one's ability to perform activities of daily living and increases the risk for depression.

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The eye doctors at Overland Park Eye Center can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


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Senior Eye Care in Rosana Square Shopping Center

Our optometry practice in Rosana Square Shopping Center

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

Preserve Your Eyesight With Overland Park Eye Center

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Whether you need reading glasses, bifocals, post-cataract surgery care, or eye disease co-management, we've got you covered! 

At Overland Park Eye Center in Rosana Square Shopping Center, we believe that prevention is the best medicine. That’s why annual eye exams are so important for seniors. Detecting eye conditions early on can help prevent or delay vision loss, keeping your vision clearer for longer. Some serious eye conditions don’t present noticeable symptoms until vision loss has occurred. Fortunately, these can be detected in their early stages by your eye care professional during your eye exam. 

If an eye disease is diagnosed, we’ll create a custom treatment plan and monitor your condition closely to ensure the best outcome. 

Contact Overland Park Eye Center today to schedule your eye exam!

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Dr Joe and his staff are very friendly and professional. My eye exam was done right on time, one of... the assistants helped me pick out my glasses & sunglasses, and I was in and out of the office in under an hour. They texted me about a week later when they were ready and I absolutely LOVE both pair of glasses. I will continue to use Dr Joe as my optometrist.
- Feb. 01, 2024
See the Clarity Clearly with Eye Associates Top notch staff and doctors with huge selection of frame... s. Stopped many a time to get adjustments on frames or help with my contacts
- Jan. 29, 2024
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Joe gave the right prescription for my new contacts and ... glasses. I will definitely be going back the next time when needing an eye exam highly recommend Overland Park Eye Center.
- Jan. 06, 2024
Everything about Overland Park Eye Center is perfect! I can’t think of anything that they could d... o differently that would increase the value of the services they provide to patients and customers. Over the years I have worked with or interacted with everyone who works there, and they are all friendly, competent, and helpful. They are very responsive to calls, messages, and questions. They have a great selection of eye classes, but do not pressure you to buy your glasses there after an eye exam. Even if they are busy when I go in, I always feel like I get the attention I need, and because their office runs efficiently, I never feel like I’m having my time wasted. Communication is top notice. I love this place!
- Jan. 06, 2024
Great customer svc.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Outstanding doctor and crew
- Dec. 07, 2023
Dr. Joe is absolutely amazing - he is attentive, extremely knowledgeable and has an excellent bedsid... e manner! I have been seeing him for over 20 years and would never go any place else!
- Dec. 04, 2023
I have been a patient here for a number of years. The staff is very professional and very kind!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Great place, great staff! Dr Pierce is very attentive and professional.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Professional, caring and quick turn around on my order. Appreciated the assistance in searching for ... the right frames for my face and improved vision.
- Aug. 25, 2023
I’ve been going to Dr. Joe for nearly 20 years, and will keep going here until he retires.
- Jul. 29, 2023
Kristin converted me back to where my eyes were 40 years ago its a miracle no contacts or glasses an... ymore!
- Jun. 20, 2023
Awesome services
- Jun. 10, 2023
Great staff
- May. 20, 2023
Great experience with Dr. Pierce! Scheduling an appointment online was easy and quick. I was able to... get in very quickly. The staff was friendly and efficient. An all around great experience!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Just the best!
- Jan. 13, 2023
I have a new situation developing with my eyes, and Dr. Pierce took the time to fully explain and an... swer all my questions. Much appreciated.
- Jan. 04, 2023
Dr. Joe and the staff are amazing. They are always so helpful and welcoming. Plus they get you in an... d out in a timely manner.
- Dec. 30, 2022
Dr Joe and Dr Pierce are thoughtful and thorough. I have been coming here for years and they allway... s do a great job getting my prescription right. They are not pushy and everyone is very friendly. Highly recommend. They also added online appt booking which is very convenient
- Dec. 20, 2022
Dr Joe is awesome.

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Senior Vision FAQs

Can presbyopia be corrected?

Presbyopia, age-related farsightedness, affects your eyes’ ability to focus on near objects. You may become aware of presbyopia once you begin holding books and newspapers at arm’s length to be able to read them. This condition is a natural part of the aging process and affects virtually all adults in their 40s. Our eye doctors will diagnose and help correct your presbyopia so you can see clearly again. They'll provide you with corrective glasses and/or contact lenses, such as monovision and multifcoals.

What are the most common vision problems in the elderly?

The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. 

  • Age-related macular degeneration is characterized by the loss of central vision. 
  • Glaucoma results in visual field loss.
  • Cataracts cause blurred vision and faded colors among the elderly.
  • Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by blurred vision and floaters, among other symptoms. 
  • Other conditions include dry or watery eyes and floaters. 

Because many of these conditions may initially be asymptomatic, it's critical that elderly patients undergo routine eye exams. The earlier these conditions are detected, the better the treatment outcome. 

Can macular degeneration be prevented?

Although there’s no sure-fire method for preventing eye disease, certain lifestyle habits can put the odds in your favor. To help ensure healthy vision for a lifetime, wear high-quality sunglasses whenever outdoors, quit smoking if you do, eat eye-healthy foods, and ask your optometrist about taking AREDS supplements. Most importantly, regular visits with your eye doctor are crucial to keeping your vision sharp throughout your golden years.


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