KU Eye Optometry and Optical

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Welcome to KU Optical


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For over 100 years, KU Eye has been a leader in eye care and vision health. It's what we do. It's what we love. We don't race against the clock or measure our expertise by numbers. Quality accurate care takes time, something KU Eye will never compromise.

With experts in all subspecialty areas, patients can be evaluated and treated for multiple issues in one compassionate setting.  

At KU Optical, our top-notch optometrists, Dirck DeKeyser, OD, and Matthew Twardowski, OD, provide thorough routine vision exams, prescribes glasses and specializes in contact lens fitting, even for some who have been told they could not wear contacts before.

With two locations, one on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus and one on State Line Road in Prairie Village, KU Optical is both convenient and full-service. 

Dirck DeKeyser, OD examining patient

With over 700 top designer frames at each site, the selection for both prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses is exciting. KU Optical accepts VSP, Superior Vision plans and Kansas Medicaid. For those who do not have those insurance plans, KU Optical offers a 15% discount. There is also a 30% discount for The University of Kansas Hospital, The University of Kansas Physicians and the University of Kansas Medical Center employees who have already used their insurance allowance or do not use insurance. A spare pair of glasses is always a good idea, so you could purchase a second pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses at 30% off.  A valid prescription (no older than one year) is required to order prescription glasses or contact lenses.



Our thinner, lighter weight and tougher lenses are safer to wear.  We offer many protective lens treatments, such as transitions for UVA and UVV wave protection and anti-glare coating, which eliminates glare from smart phones, tablets and other gadgets.

One of the few shops in the region to offer Zeiss i.Terminal®, our board certified opticians use this technology in custom eye-glass fittings.  Unlike any other, this machine takes 7 calculations, instead of the standard 2, to ensure  your glasses are both comfortable and functional.

These calculations are unique to only you, so your lens is designed to align with your eyes within the frame you choose.  For example, if you tend to wear your glasses lower on your nose, this technology tailors the lens to match your wearing habits. Additionally, this exclusive device takes pictures of you in the frame and emails them to you to share with others.  This is also useful when dilated eyes prohibit a good view. 

Rest assured, KU Optical understands that, while technology and selection are important, they are nothing without compassion and expertise, which is why our focus has been, is and always will be on you.

To contact the KU Optical in the KUMC Campus, please call 913-588-6688 or 913-588-6600 for our Prairie Village site.

Last modified: Oct 26, 2017