Discover Vision Eye Care & Optical Center in Independence, MO

4741 S Cochise Dr.,
Independence, MO 64055

Monday: 8A-7P
Tues–Fri: 8A-5P

Welcome to Discover Vision Eye Care & Optical Center in Independence, MO

Discover Vision Centers (DVC) in Independence, MO is dedicated to providing the highest quality ophthalmic care in Jackson County. We serve a large portion of the surrounding community with patients who live or work in Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, downtown Kansas City, Blue Springs, Grain Valley and more. Our team provides a wide spectrum of medical eye care services ranging from LASIK, SMILE and other refractive vision correction procedures, to cataract surgery, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma treatment, and more. Discover Vision also provides routine vision services such as annual eye exams, contact lenses, and eyeglasses.

Optical & Eye Care Services We Provide in Independence, MO


Optical Shop

Discover Vision Optical is open to our patients as well as the public. No appointment is required to come into our optical shop and speak with an optician or look at eyeglass frames. Each of our 9 clinic locations has an optical shop that provides a wide variety of eyeglasses, sunglasses, and even work-related specialty protective options.

Contact Lenses

Discover Vision carries a wide variety of contact lenses at a competitive price. Contact lenses must be prescribed by an optometrist during a routine eye exam. Following your eye exam, your prescription is valid for 12 months and can be filled at Discover Vision Centers or provided to you to order from wherever you wish.

Diabetic Eye Care

If you have diabetes Type 1 or Type 2, diabetic eye care is important. If you have experienced vision loss or noticed changes in your vision, it is important to talk to your eye doctor. Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend that a 6-month checkup is needed in between your annual eye exams. The purpose of diabetic eye checks is to monitor the health of your eyes and detect changes along the way.

Routine Eye Exams

Discover Vision offers eye exams in Independence, MO. The frequency of routine eye exams may vary depending on your age as well as other factors such as wearing glasses or contact lenses, or if you have been diagnosed with certain eye conditions. Routine eye exams are performed by our optometrists to check the overall health of your eyes, and to provide a prescription for those who use corrective lenses. Annual eye exams are the best way to detect serious eye conditions before they progress.

Contact Discover Vision Center in Independence, Missouri


Do you need a routine eye exam or medical eye care services? Call Discover Vision in Independence, Missouri at 816-478-1230 or request an appointment online.



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Eye Conditions We Treat at Discover Vision Eye Center


Depending on your lifestyle, myopia, or nearsightedness, can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery procedures such as LASIK or SMILE Vision Correction.


Discover Vision treats hyperopia, or farsightedness, with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery procedures can also be used to treat farsightedness in an effort to reduce dependency on glasses and contacts.


Presbyopia is a condition that will affect each and every one of us. Presbyopia happens as a result of getting older and is caused by the natural lens in the eye losing its flexibility with age. Presbyopia often manifests itself through the need of reading glasses or no longer being able to see things up close.


Astigmatism is a type of refractive error where the lens inside your eye is shaped more like a football than a perfect sphere. With astigmatism, light that enters your eye lacks a specific focal point which results in blurry vision or distorted images. Treatment options include eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive procedures such as LASIK or SMILE.

Dry Eye

Dry eye is an eye condition that occurs when your body is unable to produce enough tears to lubricate or add moisture to your eyes.

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is an eye disease that affects the central part of your vision. While AMD is not reversible, there are things your eye doctor can discuss with you to prevent or slow the progression of the disease.

What Our Patients Say

5 stars

"My third yearly visit with Dr Dawson went great. Called me back on time, optical assistant was efficient and friendly, Dr Dawson very personable, explained test results in understandable form. Highly recommend him."

Randy Higbee
5 stars

"I have gone to Discover Vision for years and I would not go to any where else. Dr. Tovey is always very professional but yet personable. I feel very comfortable with him and trust his suggestions and diagnosis with my eyes."

Pam Moody
5 stars

"A wonderful group of people. Dr. Null always answers all my questions and takes the time to make sure I’m good with the plan. The staff are super and very helpful."

Evelyn Hubbard

Schedule an Appointment at Independence Eye Clinic in Missouri

Discover Vision in Independence, MO is accepting new patients. Call 816-478-1230 today to speak with one of our team members or request an appointment online.

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Eye Doctors at Independence, MO Eye Clinic

Discover Vision has a team of highly-skilled optometrists and ophthalmologists who work together to provide the highest level of eye care available. Discover Vision started as Eye Care, Inc. in 1973 with one of our first locations right here in Independence, MO at the Blue Ridge Towers. Next, we moved our eye clinic to our next location off of Cliff Avenue, which is now Eye Surgery Center-The Cliffs. Our Independence clinic location and surgery center are just across the parking lot from each other, making it convenient for our patients to receive routine, medical and surgical care from our specialists.

Why Choose Discover Vision Eye Care in Independence, MO?

Why Is Discover Vision in Kansas City a Top Choice for Your Cataract Surgery?

With so many options to choose from and little time, why choose DVC? Because we get it. Our doctors and team members live, work and play in this community and are dedicated to providing you with the best eye exam or eye care treatment available. 

  • LASIK and SMILE Vision experts
  • Free Virtual LASIK Consult
  • Free In-Office LASIK Consult
  • Skilled Optometrists and Ophthalmologists 
  • Serving this community since 1973
  • Online appointment scheduling
  • Local centralized scheduling number to talk to our team: 816-478-1230
  • One stop shop – receive an eye exam and select glasses and contacts in one location
  • Convenient clinic locations all around the Metro area
  • Optical shop open to the public
  • Doctors who provide routine, medical and surgical eye care services
  • Eye Surgery Center just across the parking lot

Directions to Discover Vision Optical Center in Independence

From Kansas City:

Take I-70 East to Exit 15A (291 South). Stay in Exit Lane, do not merge with 291 traffic. Instead, exit again on Hwy. 40. Turn right (west) on Hwy. 40 and get into left lane. First light is Cliff Ave. Turn left onto Cliff Ave. Make another left at the first street (47th Terrace) in front of the Women’s Center. Turn right onto S. Cochise Dr. when the street ends. Our building is at the end of the road on the left.

From the East:

Take I-70 to exit 15A (291 South). Get off at Exit 16 (40 Hwy.) and turn right. Get into the left lane. First light is Cliff Ave. Turn left. Make another left at the first street (47th Terrace) in front of the Women’s Center. Turn right onto S. Cochise when the street ends. Our building is at the end of the road on the left.

From the South and Johnson County:

Take I-435 East to I-470 East to Hwy. 40. Exit Hwy. 40 and Turn Left. The Second Light is Cliff Ave. Turn Left. Make another left at the first street (47th Terrace) in front of the Women’s Center. Turn right on S. Cochise when the street ends. Our building is at the end of the road on the left.

Schedule an Appointment at Discover Vision Eye Care Clinic

Discover Vision is accepting new patient appointments. Call 816.478.1230 today to speak with one of our team members or request an appointment online.

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