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This weekend (2/15 and 2/16) we will have altered hours due to the Heart of America Optometry Conference.

Raytown--Closed Friday after Noon, closed Saturday.

Raymore--Closed Friday after Noon, closed Saturday.

Blue Springs--Open regular hours both days.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I recently visited for the first time. The staff bent over backward to accommodate my last minute scheduling. The doctor was thorough and took the time to answer my questions. The eyeglass staff went way above just offering options and fitting them to me. The overall experience was as good as it gets."
    R.B. BLUE SPRINGS, MO
  • "My wife received contacts and glasses and I received glasses. Our vision is complicated in many respects yet Advanced Eyecare handled them in a great manner. Dr. Reed was probably the best we have had as he dealt with our problems and explained what we going on. The staff was extremely helpful in all areas including insurance, payments, fitting of the glasses, and follow-ups. The amount of knowledge is very complete and in the highest traditions of professionalism yet a very warm personal touch."
    J.W. OVERLAND PARK, KS
  • "When the Missouri state statute was passed mandating vision exams for students, I started calling eye groups for help to ensure my students received the best eye screening possible. Advanced Eyecare stepped up and immediately offered to help screen my school. Cody met with me on several occasions before my first screening. They came three times to screen and rescreen first and third grades. Cody also set up screenings for any student whom the teacher requested a vision check. I am very pleased with our partnership with Advanced Eyecare."
    SUSAN WILLEKE, R.N., BSN RAYTOWN, MO

Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Lawrence D. Reed

    Lawrence D. Reed, O.D., is a Kansas City native and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from Kansas State University. He began his professional training in Chicago where he obtained his Doctorate of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in 1980. He has been providing eye care at Advanced Eyecare since 1980 and at Blue Springs Optical since 2005.

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  • Melissa Enevoldsen, O.D.

    Melissa M. Enevoldsen, O.D., is a native of Shawnee, Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology. After college, Dr. Enevoldsen attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry where she was involved in many student organizations, including the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.

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  • Dr. Richard C. Wilson

    Richard C. Wilson, O.D., F.A.A.O., graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry in 1997 where he received special training in pediatrics, ocular disease and contact lenses.  Prior to optometry school, Dr. Wilson graduated from Central Methodist College in 1986, taught public school in rural Missouri, and served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm.  

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  • Dr. Dana J. Krause

    Dana J. Krause, O.D., is originally from Concordia, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri Western State College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Dr. Krause received her professional training at the University Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry where she graduated with honors.

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  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Harter

    Jeffrey A. Harter, O.D., graduated in 2005 from Pittsburg State University achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After college, he attended the University of Missouri- St. Louis College of Optometry. During optometry school, Dr. Harter was named to both the Beta Sigma and Gold Key Honor Societies. Additionally, he traveled to Paraguay to help provide free eye care to impoverished families.

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  • Dr. Lauren Pachy

    Lauren M. Pachy, O.D., grew up in Nixa, MO. She graduated from Missouri State University for her undergraduate studies in 2012, majoring in Exercise and Movement Science with a minor in Biomedical Science. Soon after, Dr. Pachy graduated from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK with honors, including Beta Sigma Kappa.

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  • Dr. Julie R. Lafreniere

    Julie R. Lafreniere, O.D., F.A.A.O., was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is fluently bilingual in both English and French. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 while also playing on the University Women’s soccer team. Subsequently, she attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where she received her Doctorate in Optometry in 2017.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Advanced Eyecare Raytown

Mon:

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tue - Thu:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fri:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Advanced Eyecare South

Mon - Thu:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fri:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Blue Springs Optical

Mon - Thu:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fri:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed