All Gerry Optical locations are open and are following Covid-19 protocols. Please call 913-362-8822 for any questions.

Services

Our Services

Here at Gerry Optical, we offer complete optical services. From eye exams to glasses and contacts, we’ll correctly match your vision to a wide selection of frames and contacts in our stores. Being family-owned since 1912 means that we have the experience to suit your needs as well as a friendly staff.

eye exam

Eye Exams and Contact Lenses Available at the following locations:

Main Location – 913-362-8822

Contacts and Glasses

Brookside Location – 816-444-1994

Dr. Ralph Patrick, O.D.
Exam: Contacts and Glasses

Independence Location – 816-795-1122

Dr. Ralph Patrick, O.D.
Exam: Contacts and Glasses

Dr. Charles Jessup
Exam: Glasses

Liberty Location – 816-781-9500

Dr. Robert Samuel, O.D.
Exam: Contacts and Glasses

North Kansas City Location – 816-453-7044

Dr. Robert Samuel, O.D.
Exam: Contacts and Glasses

Office Hours

View our locations page to find office hours and information for the Gerry Optical location that is most convenient for you.

Learning Resources

Knowing what it takes to maintain healthy vision is important. As leading eye health providers, we have selected the resources in this section of the website to educate our patients about eye health, eyeglass lenses and frames, and contact lenses. We are committed to protecting your eyesight. Learn More

Interactive Eye

At Gerry Optical, we believe it is important to keep our patients educated about healthy vision. Learn more about the anatomy of your eye with our Interactive Eye! Click and learn more.

What To Expect

The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. Each eye exam will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess your eye health. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, our doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.

Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”

While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!

Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?

In addition to other health concerns, high blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lead to future vision problems.

Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?

This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.

Why is my personal background important?

In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.

Contact us

Call us today or visit our locations page to find a location that is most convenient for you!

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Main Location

  • 8857 W. 75th St.
  • Overland Park, KS
  • 66204
913-362-8822
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Brookside Location

  • 122 W. 63rd St.
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 64113
816-444-1994
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Independence Location
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Independence Location

  • 4000-E S. Little Blue Parkway
  • Independence, MO
  • 64057
816-795-1122
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Liberty Location
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Liberty Location

  • 1170 W. Kansas St.
  • Liberty, MO
  • 64068
816-781-9500
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North Kansas City Location
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North Kansas City Location

  • 2686 NE Vivion Rd
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 64119
816-453-7044
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Main Location Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday
  • Closed
Brookside Location
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Brookside Location Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday
  • Closed
Independence Location
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Independence Location Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday
  • Closed
Liberty Location
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Liberty Location Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday
  • Closed
North Kansas City Location
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North Kansas City Location Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday
  • Closed