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Dr. Kleinsasser is Here to See You!

Summit Eye Center Welcomes New Doctor with Two Decades of Professional Experience

Dr. Kelsey Kleinsasser has joined Summit Eye Center as one of our expert optometrists and will be available to start seeing patients immediately. Dr. Kleinsasser specializes in clinical management of glaucoma, cataract, cornea, retina and refractive surgery treatments. He has taught and practiced these areas passionately to help patients and others with their eye care needs.

Dr. Kleinsasser earned his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 2000. He then completed a residency with Kansas City’s Hunkeler Eye Centers, focusing on refractive surgery and cornea treatments. Dr. Kleinsasser worked with Silverstein Eye Centers in Kansas City, MO for 16 years, as an optometrist and clinical researcher, with further emphasis on cataract and refractive surgery co-management, and eye diseases. This past year, Dr. Kleinsasser worked with ReVision Optics in Lake Forest, CA. His focus was teaching and cultivating relationships with physicians, optometrists, and their staff with regards to a new surgical technology. Dr. Kleinsasser will now serve the Kansas City area with his new role at Summit Eye Center, located in Lee’s Summit, where he will continue patient care, providing services to help individuals with their vision needs.

Dr. Kleinsasser wishes to make great impacts on Summit Eye Center and our patients. “I look forward to helping build the refractive surgery and dry eye services of the practice,” he says. “Helping patients decrease their dependence on glasses and contact lenses with refractive surgery is very rewarding. I also enjoy helping people who suffer with dry eye improve the way their eyes feel throughout the day.”

During his free time, Dr. Kleinsasser enjoys cooking and sports: a filling combination of grill, chill, and thrill! You can find him trying something new on his Kamado Joe grill or Sous Vide cooker with a game on the television or radio.

Summit Eye Center is excited to bring on-board Dr. Kleinsasser and his extensive knowledge and experience with medical and surgical eye care to provide treatment and relief to our community. For more information about Summit Eye Center or Dr. Kleinsasser, visit our website at To schedule an appointment for any vision screening or treatment, call us at 816-246-2111 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today!

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