Emily (Williams) Gum, O.D.

Dr. Emily (Williams) Gum, O.D.

Dr. Emily (Williams) Gum is an optometrist in Lee’s Summit and The Legends. She provides routine vision care, as well as co-management of cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye care.

Dr. Gum received her Bachelor of Science degree with magna cum laude honors from Truman State University. Following her undergraduate, she earned her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During residency training at the Kansas City V.A., she managed complex glaucoma, diabetic and retina cases.

Dr. Emily (Williams) Gum provides routine vision exams, contact lens fittings, and manages eye conditions. She is also passionate about giving back and participates in medical mission work. Most recently, Dr. Gum traveled to Haiti with other Discover Vision eye doctors to provide eye exams, routine vision care and medical treatment to those in need.

Office Locations for Dr. Gum:

Call 816.478.1230 or request an appointment online.

More About Dr. Emily (Williams) Gum:


  • Residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Doctor of Optometry, University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Truman State University


  • Missouri Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association

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