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Office Hours

Overland Park Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:45 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

may 4, may 18

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Gardner Office

Monday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

May 11, june 22

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed


* 1st Thursday of the Month: On the first Thursday of each month we stop and “sharpen the saw” in a full staff meeting. On that day, the Overland Park office opens at 9:30 am and the Gardner office opens at 10:00 am.

Please excuse this inconvenience as we improve serving you, and your families!

Experienced Optometrists

  • Dr. Hawks
    Dr. Hawks was born in El Dorado, KS. He received his optometry degree from the University of Houston College Of Optometry. In 1974, he established practices of optometry in Overland Park and Gardner, Kansas.
  • Dr. Besler
    A native of Topeka, Dr. Besler graduated from Kansas State University and completed his professional training at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He graduated in May 1986.
  • Dr. Rogers
    A native of Topeka, Dr. Rogers graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also attended Northeastern State University where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree in May 1995.
  • Dr. Stoppel
    A native of Washington Kansas, Dr. Stoppel graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Human Biology. In 2003, he attended the University of Missouri in St. Louis where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree in May 2007.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Besler has been my optometrist for about 20 years now. He is fabulous. He is very knowledgeable and is not only just concerned with my eyesight, but my overall health and how it might affect my current and future vision health. He enthusiastically takes care to continually educate himself on new products, innovations, and health information related to eye care and is happy to share with me what he learns that I may be interested in as well. The office staff is very friendly and efficient. Wait times are almost always very minimal. I highly recommend this practice."
    Elizabeth P.
  • "I feel like I was listened to and not just another number. Imagine that...medical people who actually listened to you. nice."
    Randall B.
  • "Loved every aspect of the experience. Your office staff was fantastic. I felt like the exam was thorough, that the Doctor really was striving to give me the best vision possible using progressive contacts. The opticians were patient and helpful. I will definitely refer you to friends and family."
    Lanie B.
  • "The office staff is always professional and Dr. Rogers is always kind, thorough, and makes sure that I understand everything about my vision. It's always a pleasure to see him. I'm confident he is making the best decision about my vision."
    John H.

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