Welcome to
Ridgeview Eye Care

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements & your lifestyle needs.

Our Mission:

Exceed every patient’s expectations.

Provide an unmatched eye care experience.

Enhance quality of life by providing the highest level of eye health care and maximizing vision.

Gold_Vision_Sourcetranssm

carecredit_transparent

transitions

What’s New

Innovations in Color Blindness
There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...
Poolside Eye Safety
Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...
Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery
After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...
Sunwear for a Bright Future
According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...
How UV Damages Your Eyes
UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...
What is a stye anyway?
A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...
Eye Allergies
Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...
Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 
If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...
Preventing Contact Lens Overuse
Contact lens overuse is an increasingly common eye condition that has significant potential to do serious damage to your eyes, and lead to major eye and vision issues in the future. Dr. Henderson of Ridgeview Eye Care comments “Contact lenses represent a great way to enhance how you look and...
Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light
When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....
How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child
Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...
Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration
February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness...
Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016
This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...
Why Do We Need Glasses?
Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Our Holiday Hours
The Holidays are Coming.  Please note our Holidays Hours!   December 24 - Open 9:00am-12pm December 25  - CLOSED December 26 - Open 9:00am-1:00pm (no doctor available) December 31 - Open 9:00am-2:00pm January 1 - CLOSED From then on, we will be back to normal business hours. We wish all...
Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season
‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.
How Do We See?
Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!
How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss
Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes
Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision
Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...
It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety
Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention
6 Common Eye Myths Debunked
Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...
Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter
There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...
How Pregnancy Affects Vision
The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...
Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?
A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...
Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades
There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...
6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...
What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety
Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...
Protecting Yourself From UV Radiation
UV protection for the long, hot summer days.
5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision
Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...
What Women Need to Know About Eye Health
According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...
Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season
Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...
Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?
Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...
Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Welcome to our New Website
Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice.

Arrivals
Zac Posen Eyewear 2016 Collection in Olathe, KS

We have some seriously exciting news! Gwen Stefani eyewear just arrived – In true Gwen style, all of the products are quirky and fabulous!

Great Eye Care and Eyewear in the KC Metro AreaTed Baker frames

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Ridgeview Eye Care, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Drs. Henderson and Letourneau provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up to all our patients in Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Gardner and De Soto, KS.

Ridgeview Eye Care

18122 W. 119th
Olathe, KS 66061

Ridgeview Eye Care – De Soto

33321 Lexington
De Soto, KS 66018