Vision Source Eyecare is the premiere eye care practice in the Kansas City area and surrounding communities. We have nine locations and are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, clinical education, and optical services. Our doctors are leaders in clinical eye care involving eye and vision disorders. We provide the highest quality lenses, frames and contact lenses to solve the vision needs of our patients.
The eye doctors at Vision Source Crossroads know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting or treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.
Dr. Ryan Powell
Dr. Ryan Powell, O.D. is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received his doctorate of optometry with cum laude honors from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Dr. Powell trained at Childrens Mercy Hospital and is the owner of eight Vision Source practices in the Kansas City area.
Dr. Powell is member of the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. He was the 2010 President of the Missouri Optometric Association and he was recognized as the Missouri Young Optometrist of the Year in 2008. Dr. Powell has served in many leadership positions in Opotmetry, including service on the Southern College of Optometry Board of Trustees, American Optometric Association Committees, Transitions ProForum, and as Past President of the North Central States Optometric Association.
Ryan and his wife, Amy, have three children, Andie, Landyn, and Jake. They are a very active sports family and enjoy Missouri Tigers Football! They live in Kansas City North and are active supporters of Ians Rainbow Flu Foundation, Synergy Services, and St Therese Body, Mind, Spirit.
Dr. Erin Bales
Erin Bales, OD, provides primary eye care for all age groups at both the Crossroads District and Kansas City North locations including diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, fitting of contact lenses, and co-management of refractive and cataract surgery.
Dr. Bales earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She completed her training at The Eye Center and multiple inner-city community health clinics in Memphis, TN, along with Moyes Eye Center and Insight Eyecare Specialties in Kansas City. Current affiliations include the American Optometric Association and Missouri Optometric Association.
Erin grew up in the Kansas City area. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Rockhurst University where she also played collegiate tennis. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, trying new restaurants and going on mission trips. Erin also attends and is involved with Redeemer Fellowship Church in Midtown.