Our Story

Leon Butler opened Brookside Optical in 1989. He realized there was a void in the Kansas City market for unique custom and designer eyewear. Leon became known throughout the area for fitting hard to fit people, especially people with difficult prescriptions. He found lens and frame manufacturers that make products specifically for the strong prescriptions, and above all else unique eye.

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Brookside Optical has always had beautiful and exclusive frame designs. However, some of these were too expensive for many people. Leon still has these amazing frame collections, however, he has now added many new frame collections that are more affordable, and still have the look that is expected with eyewear from Brookside Optical.

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Unmatched Eyewear Style:

Brookside Optical has the most colorful, playful and exciting selection of designer eyewear in the Midwest. From conservative to edgy, Brookside Optical has frames for everyone. Don’t settle for a frame from your doctor’s office or one of the chains. At Brookside Optical there are more choices than ever before.