Kansas City Eye Doctors
Welcome to WestGlen Eyecare of Shawnee, KS, a unique medical eye clinic in Kansas City, that combines state-of-the-art technology and an upscale optical with the services of two talented eye doctors who understand the value of personalized, friendly, small-town service.
WestGlen Eyecare first opened in a small office across the street in 2002, and during the following nine years, Dr. Andrea Beatty,OD (formerly Spruyt) quickly grew the business based on word-of-mouth recommendations, eventually bringing her husband Dr. Eric Beatty, OD on board; a nationally respected authority on corneal and ocular disease on board to provide a well-rounded complete Eyecare Center in Shawnee. The two doctors now are the foundation of a dynamic team of professionals providing complete eye care for the whole family.
WestGlen Eyecare offers general medical eye exams, LASIK and cataract consultations, diabetic eye care, treatment of red irritated and dry eyes,and infections. They also perform glaucoma checks, and emergency eye care.
Our eyeglasses inventory includes everything from the latest fashions to practical and sports related eyewear for children and adults. We also provide complete contact lens services including all specialty lens products and the most popular name brand sunwear. For more information on prescription eye glasses and contact lenses please visit our Kansas City eyewear page.
- So, What Exactly is Astigmatism?
Simply put, astigmatism is a refractive condition derived from a cornea or lens that’s stretched into an irregular shape. Instead of being shaped spherically round like a basketball, the corneas of people with astigmatism are often more curved or oblong like a football. This causes a refractive error, distorting light as it enters your eyes. As a result, images appear blurry, distorted or even having ghost images. Kids with astigmatism and adults may have difficulty reading text or seeing fine details in objects both near and far. Heredity is responsible for most of your cornea’s natural curvature and shape.
At WestGlen EyeCare we correct mild to very severe amounts of astigmatism using glasses, soft toric and rigid gas permeable contact lenses, or with refractive surgery (LASIK). We even correct severe amounts of astigmatism with specialty contact lenses for those with keratoconus. If you aren’t seeing as well as you think you should, it just might be astigmatism that’s causing a problem.
Call us at 913-962-2010 today to schedule an appointment today to speak with Dr. Eric or Andrea Beatty about which choice of astigmatism correction is best for your and your lifestyle.
- This Fourth of July, doctors Eric & Andrea Beatty at WestGlen Eyecare are reminding the public that to use extreme caution if handling fireworks which can lead to devastating eye injuries. Despite the popularity, they may and do cause blindness and disfigurement and each year they prompt severe injuries across the nation including corneal burns, ruptured or lacerated eyeballs, and retinal detachments.
"The public needs to be aware that consumer-bought fireworks can cause very serious injuries and burns," said Dr. Eric Beatty, "Fireworks can burn at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, store-bought fireworks – including those innocent-looking sparklers – are often the most common injuries of the holiday and can quickly have harmful consequences for your eyesight and cause devastating , and in some cases, irreparable life-changing eye injuries," said Dr. Beatty.
Fourth of July is an exciting holiday and for those who decide to purchase consumer fireworks, the following safety tips should be closely adhered to: always keep fireworks out of children's hands; and always wear protective eyewear and ensure that bystanders are also wearing eye protection never light professional-grade fireworks, and if injured by any type of explosive, seek medical attention immediately.
Happy Fourth of July! Have a fun and safe Holiday!
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- COSTA SUNGLASSES - ANGLER'S CHOICE!
***Special 20% off COSTA SUNWEAR Offer at WESTGLEN EYECARE below!!!!
Dr. Eric Beatty of WestGlen Eyecare recently visited Guntersville, Alabama for the 2014 BassMaster Classic to support a hometown pro angler in the tournament. Dr. Beatty says, “I was impressed to see that all of the professional anglers at the BassMaster Classic were wearing protective sunwear against damaging UV light and potential fishing mishaps, but also that most anglers were specifically wearing Costa sunglasses during the tournament. We always recommend protective sunglasses while fishing to avoid flying hooks, lures, UV rays, and potential eye trauma. Word is now also getting out amongst pro anglers of the superior optics for water sports and performance fishing.”
Dr. Beatty says, “My favorite fishing sunglasses by far are my Costas. The 580G polarized glass lenses have the best optics I’ve ever seen for sunwear. Each time that I try a different pair of sunglasses, I simply don’t feel anything else on the market really compares. So, the brand I recommend to patients that are fishermen and boaters who want the best optics, is Costa.”
WestGlen Eyecare is one of the few carriers in Shawnee KS, as well as the greater Kansas City /Johnson County area which offers Costa sunwear which offers 100% UV protection, the 580 lens makes it easy to not only see what’s below the water in front of your, but everything else around you. 580 lenses block yellow light at 580nm for enhanced color and blue light at 400nm to reduce haze and blur. The optics speak for themselves
Spring is around the corner, and these lenses truly will elevate your sight fishing skills to an entirely new level. Costa Del Mar Tuna Alley polarized sunglasses offers the angler a great balance between performance, style and quality. When you first put on a pair of Tuna Alley glasses you will immediately notice the quality. The light weight frames are solid and feel almost bullet proof. The subtle wrap around design paired with slightly wider arms, does a great job blocking sun out of your peripherals which will allow you to focus on the water ahead of you.
For more information on Costa sunwear visit www.costadelmar.com or come visit us WestGlen Eyecare to see the Costa 580 difference for yourself.
SPECIAL 2014 COSTA SPRING OFFER!!!
WESTGLEN EYECARE IS OFFERING A 20% DISCOUNT OFF OF ANY PAIR OF COSTA SUNWEAR, IF YOU MENTION THIS FACEBOOK SPECIAL OFFER, BETWEEN MARCH 1st, 2014 AND April 30th, 2014!
- WestGlen Eyecare Rocks Tom Ford Eyewear!
WestGlen Eyecare is proud to announce we are one of the few locations in the Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa and Kansas City areas now carrying the latest fashion line of Tom Ford eyeglasses and sun wear.
Tom Ford frames are popular for many reasons, but one of the most often cited ones is the hand craftsmanship in each set. Each model in his line of eyewear is superbly crafted and hand finished in Italy and considered a work of art. These designs are for both men and women. They exude a fine blend of bold, elegant style, with a sense of contemporary sophistication and luxury.
Tom Ford glasses are worn by many of the notable individuals of the current era. Celebrities and movie stars flock to his designs due to his solid reputation and a top-tier designer, one of the best in the world today. Many of his eyewear lines have been named after his favorite celebrities. The strong and sensational brand that is Tom Ford, has attracted many A-list celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z & Beyonce’, Jennifer Aniston, & even Daniel Craig wears them in his 007 James Bond movies and 007 is never wrong.
"We couldn't wait to bring in Tom Ford line into our optical. The Tom Ford retro style is classic and a lot of fun and the hand-made quality is fantastic. With celebrities such as JT, Jay-Z, and Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney wearing this line, it has spurred great interest for exclusive fashion lines like Tom Ford, and we are so excited to provide this for our patients and community", says Dr. Beatty.
When you're ready to step up your fashion game and don't feel like traveling to Hollywood, check out our new line of Tom Ford Eyewear and sunglasses at WestGlen Eyecare!