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Blue Springs Optical in Blue Springs, Missouri is committed to ensuring every detail of your care and experience at our office is enjoyable and comfortable. Using the latest technology, we make quality eye care convenient and inexpensive. With experienced, helpful, and professional staff and the best eye doctors in the region, Blue Springs Optical is qualified to assist you with all of your eye care needs.

BLUE SPRINGS OPTICAL

1116 SW US-40 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO 64015
(816) 320-4754

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MEET OUR OPTOMETRIST

Melissa Enevoldsen, O.D.

About Dr. Enevoldsen
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.

Dr. Enevoldsen’s areas of interest include pediatrics and contact lenses. She is an active member of the Kansas Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and the Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City. Dr. Enevoldsen and her husband, Jeffrey, enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with their pug puppy, Gracie.

Julie R. Lafreniere, O.D.

About Dr. 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.

Dr. Lafreniere joined Advanced Eyecare after completing a Primary Care Residency at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. In November 2018, Dr. Lafreniere earned fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. She has also participated in mission trips to Ecuador and Colombia to provide eye care to those in need. She joined the Kansas City Free Eye Clinic board in 2020, providing eye care to low income individuals.

Dr. Lafreniere provides full scope optometry including management of ocular diseases, co-management of cataract and refractive surgery, contact lens fitting, dry eye disease and pediatric care. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association as well as the Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City. Currently, she reside in Kansas City, MO with her husband John Burton, O.D., who she met while attending school in Chicago. They enjoy traveling, hiking and trying new restaurants.

Melanie Linderer, O.D.

About Dr. Linderer
Melanie Linderer, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry in 2003 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Missouri – Columbia.

Dr. Linderer specializes in family eye care and contact lenses. She loves helping people obtain their best vision to allow them to read text messages and emails or be able to drive again. In high school, she became very interested in the medical field and had the opportunity to observe a variety of medical specialties – optometry sparked a fire her soul. It was an awe-inspiring experience for Dr. Linderer the first time she saw a child’s face light up when they put on eyeglasses to see the world around them. She remembers it as the moment she knew that she wanted to be an optometrist.

In her free time, Dr. Linderer enjoys traveling and attending musical events with her two daughters. She is an ultramarathon runner and enjoys running races on trails and roads. Currently Dr. Linderer has completed 56 marathons and 18 ultramarathons – including a 100-mile race! She also enjoys volunteering at animal shelters helping them find their “fur”ever homes!

Richard C. Wilson, O.D.

About Dr. 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.

Dr. Wilson was one of the first optometrists to pass the American Board of Optometry’s Board Certification examination and has participated as principal investigator in dozens of clinical research projects regarding contact lenses, lens care solutions, and myopia reduction in children.

In addition to being a past president of the Missouri Optometric Association Board of Directors, Dr. Wilson also is the proud recipient of the MOA’s 2001 Young Optometrist of the Year award and in 2003 the MOA named him their Optometrist of the Year. While serving as Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at the UM – St. Louis College of Optometry, Dr. Wilson has helped educate and prepare the next generation of optometrists for their work in the profession.

Outside of optometry, Dr. Wilson enjoys playing trombone and piano and other areas of church music. Recently, he and his wife, Janie, have opened their Christmas tree and energy farm, Wilson’s Whispering Pines – including bed and breakfast, beekeeping, Christmas trees, pumpkins, chickens, obstacle course, hiking trails, observatory, tae kwon do studio, and retreat and wedding venue. Currently Dr. Wilson holds the designation, Journeyman Beekeeper, as he works through the Midwestern Master Beekeeping Program.

Dana J. Krause, O.D.

About Dr. 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.

Dr. Krause joined Advanced Eyecare/Blue Springs Optical in 2006. Her areas of special interest include family eye care, pediatrics, and contact lenses. Dr. Krause is a member of the American Optometric Association and Missouri Optometric Association. She is also a member of the Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City of which she is past-president. Most recently, Dr. Krause has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Krause and her husband, Aaron, enjoy spending time outside, traveling, water activities and spending time with their son and twin girls.

Jeffrey A. Harter, O.D.

About Dr. 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.

His fourth-year external rotations included the Optometric Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii as well as Choate Eye Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Harter received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2009. Similarly to the other doctors of Advanced Eyecare/Blue Springs Optical, Dr. Harter is a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association as well as the Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City. Dr. Harter joins Advanced Eyecare/Blue Springs Optical in 2010 after completing a Primary Care Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Harter’s optometric interests include primary care and low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Harter has additionally been appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry.

Happy Patients

Dr. Julie is awesome! She was pleasant, personable, thorough, and patient with all of my questions and concerns. She is an exemplary healthcare provider, and I recommend her without reservation.

Jeremy Lister

Hi Rusty, and office staff too.Great place, knowledgeable, professional, but very cordial. Everything posted about this office is true.Amazing experience, love my glasses too!🤓

Alexis Wingate

Dr Julie is the bomb! She really cared I left with the right products to fit my needs. Rusty is super lovely- very customer focused, so sweet and very good at communicating everything. FIVE star service all around! Highly recommend!

Kymberli Cutler

It had been a while since I went to an eye place with such courtesy, I love the attention I received and the professionalism.

APujols09

I can never say enough good things about this office! I have been going to the eye doctor for over 40 years. Dr. Krause is the bomb! I have never had anyone sit and explain every detail with plastic eyeball parts and pictures and diagrams and internet information like she does. They are consistently courteous! They have gotten me in ASAP when we felt like it was an emergency with my retina history. LOVE it here!!

Thaisa B

From the moment I walked in, I felt very comfortable. The Staff is friendly, full of smiles and Great Service. Dr. Julie Absolutely Amazing!!! 💯 This place is “Life Changing” …… They take the time to make sure your Eyewear is CORRECT! #1, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Thank you So much advance eyecare, it’s been years since I have felt so at ease.

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Services

Eyeglasses

Excellent vision, comfort, and fashionable frames for the whole family! Our doctors use the latest technology to assess your vision and determine the perfect prescription for you. Then we fit you with the best frames for your personal style and comfort. You can choose from hundreds of fashionable frames that fit any lifestyle or budget.

Contact Lenses

Today’s contact lenses provide excellent visual acuity and comfort all day long. They know how to fit patients with the most suitable lenses, regardless of whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, need help reading small type, or have astigmatism. Plus, we provide low prices and convenient options for ordering.

Prevention & Treatment

Vision is easy to take for granted, until it becomes a problem. Many diseases and conditions can cause vision problems over time, and annual eye exams are critical to detecting degenerative issues such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Lasik

Want to shed your glasses for a new look? Tired of wearing contacts? LASIK, laser vision correction, may be for you. LASIK is the most common type of vision correction surgery to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.

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