Welcome! We are so glad you are here!
At Somers Eye Center, our vision is centered around YOUR vision! We are dedicated to providing quality eye care to ensure our patients have the best vision possible. Our services range from providing routine vision exams for glasses or contact lenses all the way to cataract surgery!
We are saddened to report that Dr. Michael Somers retired as of January 2023. Dr. Somers has provided outstanding care to the residents of North KC for the past 30 years and he will certainly be missed. Dr. Audrey Blacklock will be continuing Dr. Somers excellent surgical and medical eye care to our patients.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Stephen Loughman has joined Somers Eye Center! Dr. Loughman has over 30 years of experience as an optometrist in the Kansas City area. Please stop by to say hello and welcome Dr. Loughman to Somers Eye Center.
In addition to adding Dr. Loughman to our staff, we are excited to announce that our optical dispensary will be expanding and improving! We will be adding several new designer frame lines to provide all of our patients with the best available ophthalmic products.
Don’t hesitate to call us today at (816) 842-2015 to schedule a consultation or just stop in the check out our new frame collections. Our office is located at 2790 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 1240, North Kansas City, MO 64116. We are in the Pavilion building at North Kansas City Hospital.more about us
Ophthalmology and Optometry Services
If you are having vision problems, seeing spots, or dealing with anything else related to your eyes, we will perform a thorough examination to diagnose the problem. We will then outline our treatment recommendations. Often, all that is needed is a change to your glasses or contact lenses.
We are also here for you when you have diseases such as diabetes, cataracts or glaucoma. Discovering a diagnosis that could potentially affect your vision is a very anxious time for any patient. We will be with you every step of the way, from a thorough explanation of the problem to regular follow up visits to ensure that your eyes are getting the treatment they need.
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision issues for people over 40 and are one of the main causes of blindness. A cataract is a clouding of the eye, specifically in the eye’s lens behind the pupil, caused by proteins clumping together. There are different kinds of cataracts, and they can have different causes. Aging or other medical conditions can contribute to the development of cataracts in your eyes.
Absolutely the best!!!! Very kind, answers all questions honestly and in a manner which you can understand. One of the few doctors that I have met that actually CARES about her patients. Can't be happier with the outcome of my surgeries. Definitely recommend her!!!!
Dr. Blacklock is unhurried, thorough, and pleasant to see as my eye doctor. She was determined and got my prescription right after a few years of being under-corrected. Very happy with my experience as her patient.
It is our practice to refer our customers at eyeSmith to excellent eye doctors. One such doctor is Audrey Blacklock, ophthalmologist. Not only does Dr. Blacklock provide a most thorough and accurate eye exam, she possesses a very pleasant personality and takes the time necessary to ensure all is perfect. As we have seen the results with her patients, her skills in ophthalmology including eye surgery are unsurpassed. The Northland is fortunate to have Dr. Blacklock located in North Kansas City. Not only is Dr. Blackock an M.D., but she also holds a Ph.D. in Physiology.
Dr. Blacklock is one of the most gentle, compassionate, and professional doctors I have ever encountered. She is extremely patient and knows exactly what she is doing. Would absolutely recommend her to friends and family! You will 101% be WELL taken care of.
I have always been very happy with care received with Dr Blacklock. She does a very thorough job. Would recommend her to everyone.
Dr. Blacklock is one of the kindest, most compassionate providers I’ve met. Everyone of her patients receives quality, and compassionate care with a smile. I had the privilege of working with her during medical training and now use her for consultation. Any one who trusts Dr. Blacklock with their eye care will be glad they did! She comes with the highest recommendation.
Dr. Blacklock is very skilled and knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond for her patients making sure they get quality care.
I’ve had the good fortune to be a patient of Dr. Blacklock for the past two years, culminating in cataract surgeries on both eyes. Subsequent phone calls and appointments demonstrated her care and concern for my surgical outcome. She is very personable while maintaining a highly professional practice. I highly recommend Dr. Blacklock to anyone in need of care.
I recently worked as an ophthalmologist in Kansas City at a competing practice. I shared many patients with Dr Blacklock. I was always impressed by her clinical skill and all her patients spoke very highly of her and her compassionate care. I have recently recommended several of my friends to her practice and they’ve all been pleased with her care.