Discover Vision Eye Surgery Center in Independence, MO

4801 Cliff Ave., Suite 101,
Independence, MO 64055
Mon-Thurs: 7am-5pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED
LASIL eye surgery

Welcome to Discover Vision Eye Surgery Center – The Cliffs

Discover Vision Centers has been serving the local community since 1973. What started as two locations in Independence and Lee’s Summit has expanded into nine clinic locations and three surgery centers in Missouri and Kansas. 

Discover Vision Eye Surgery Center – The Cliffs is our ambulatory surgery center in Independence. It is located across the parking lot from our Discover Vision Independence eye clinic location. The convenience of having the clinic and the surgery center so close is that patients can receive the medical care they need at our clinic and travel a short distance in a familiar location to receive surgery. 

Eye Surgery Center – The Cliffs in Independence, MO provides everything from cataract surgery to LASIK surgery or SMILE Vision Correction. All procedures are performed by Discover Vision doctors. While the surgery center is located in Jackson County, we serve patients from all over the area as well as those who travel from another city, state or country. 

Laser Surgeries We Provide at Discover Vision Center in Independence, MO


LASIK is a type of laser vision correction surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you are located in Jackson County, having LASIK eye surgery in Independence, MO may be our most convenient location for your treatment. At this location, LASIK is performed by Dr. John Doane.



PRK is an acronym for Photorefractive Keratectomy. Like LASIK, PRK is also used to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It is recommended as an alternative to LASIK for patients who have thinner corneas or for those who experience dry eye. At one time, PRK was also the recommended laser vision correction procedure for active duty military. Today, LASIK and SMILE are also acceptable procedures for military personnel; however, depending on your position and lifestyle, it is best to work with your eye doctor to determine which procedure is right for you.


SMILE Vision Correction is the latest advancement in laser vision correction and refractive procedure options. However, being “the latest” treatment does not mean it is new to our team. In fact, Discover Vision was one of only five medical practices in the country involved in the research and development of SMILE eye surgery. Dr. John Doane also trains other eye surgeons in the U.S. and abroad on this procedure.

Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

Light Adjustable Lens, or LAL, is the first and only lens that can be adjusted to your lifestyle after surgery. Until now, surgeons relied on the accuracy of pre-surgery measurements to determine a patient’s postoperative prescription power. However, with the LAL, a your vision can be adjusted after surgery. This revolutionary breakthrough gives your eyes time to heal while allowing you to test drive your vision before locking in the prescription of your lens. LAL is performed for two primary groups: those who are 40+ and suffer from presbyopia and those who are 60+ who have been diagnosed with cataracts

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, is a type of vision correction procedure that is an alternative to LASIK or SMILE. It may be recommended for those who are 40+ suffering from presbyopia or for those who are diagnosed with an early cataract. RLE involves removing the natural lens in your eye and replacing it with an intraocular lens or an IOL to minimize your dependence on contact lenses and glasses.

Type of Cataract Surgery Surgeon Experience

In addition to refractive procedures, Discover Vision Eye Surgery Center also provides, but is not limited to, the following surgical services:

Full Focus Vision Correction

Implantable Collamer Lens

Intraocular Lens Surgery

Cataract Surgery

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Contact Discover Vision Center in Independence, Missouri

Call or contact us online to answer any questions and schedule your appointment at one of our clinic locations today.

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What Our Patients Say

5 stars

"I reviewed 30 or 40 doctors to find a surgeon to do my cataract surgery and decided that Dr. Doane was by far the best and most experienced. The whole experience was extremely personal and professional from the initial exam the staff and Dr. Doane. "

Leo Horvat
5 stars

"Dr. Singh is the very best in the world. His extensive knowledge combined with his unwavering pursuit for perfection and attention to detail is extremely important and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping me see better in so many different ways."

Chris Nunn
5 stars

"Dr Tovey made me feel welcome and comfortable. All procedures were fully explained. I'm very happy with the outcome."

Myles Weakley

Schedule LASIK Surgery Appointment at Discover Vision - The Cliffs

If you are interested in LASIK surgery, the best way to determine which vision correction procedure may be right for you is to schedule a FREE LASIK Consultation, virtual or in-person at Discover Vision Centers. Virtual LASIK consults take place from home, work or wherever you are, and only take 15-20 minutes. In-office LASIK consults are performed at certain Discover Vision clinic locations and take between 1-2 hours. Call today or request your appointment online.

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Our Discover Vision Independence Surgeons

Discover Vision Centers has highly-skilled eye doctors who are experts in their craft. All Discover Vision Independence surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists. Many of our doctors are also fellowship-trained in certain specialties such as refractive surgery, cornea, retina, glaucoma and more.

Why Choose Discover Vision For Eye Surgery in Independence, MO?

Why Choose Discover Vision Eye Care in Olathe, KS

Discover Vision is committed to advancing new and proven technologies in ophthalmology. Why choose us? Here are a few reasons: 

  • Experience: Discover Vision started as Eye Care, Inc. in 1973 with one doctor and five team members. Our eye doctors have been serving the local community for more than five decades.
  • Expertise: Our doctors are involved in research and development of the latest technologies in eye care. Many of our team members have been involved in ground breaking clinical trials for refractive and other eye surgery procedures.
  • Excellence: We believe in the golden rule – do unto others as you would have done to you. We pride ourselves on a commitment in helping patients experience their best corrected vision.

Directions to Our Eye Surgery Center in Independence, MO

From the East: Take I-70 West to 291 South. Take 40 Hwy. exit. Turn Right onto 40 Hwy. Turn Left at first stop light, which is Cliff Ave. Go to end of the street, turn left into the parking lot of the MSA Building. The surgery center is in Suite 101.

From the West: Take I-70 East to 291 South. Take 40 Hwy. exit. Turn Right onto 40 Hwy. Turn Left at first stop light, which is Cliff Ave. Go to end of the street, turn left into the parking lot of the MSA Building. The surgery center is in Suite 101.

From the South and Johnson County: Take 470 East to 40 Hwy. Turn Left on 40 Hwy. The second stop light is Cliff Ave. Turn Left. Go to end of the street, turn left into the parking lot of the MSA Building. The surgery center is in Suite 101.


How much does LASIK surgery in Independence, MO cost?

LASIK cost is different everywhere you go. Some doctors charge the same price regardless of your prescription while others charge based on one technology over another. At Discover Vision, we are committed to bringing our patients the highest quality of LASIK surgery in Independence, MO. The first step is to schedule a FREE LASIK consultation, virtual or in-office, to determine if you are a candidate. LASIK surgery cost at Discover Vision is based on the amount of correction needed with prices beginning at $1,800 per eye.

How much does cataract surgery in Independence, Missouri cost?

Standard cataract surgery is a medical procedure that is typically covered by Medicare or other insurance as long as you have a cataract diagnosis. It may be subject to your deductible or other details outlined in your policy. Advanced cataract surgery such as Light Adjustable Lens or Full Focus Vision Correction is considered an upgrade. You would be responsible for the difference in what your insurance covers and should plan to pay out of pocket for the remaining portion. During your cataract evaluation, these costs will be discussed with you.

Is financing available for eye surgery?

During your evaluation or other eye appointment prior to surgery, all fees will be discussed with you. For financing options, we do accept CareCredit, subject to credit approval, with 0% interest plans or extended payment plans subject to a fixed rate. We also accept HSA (health savings account) and FSA (flexible spending account) plans to pay for your eye surgery.

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