Our Team

Leon Butler is the owner of Brookside Optical and has over 40 years of experience in every phase of the eye wear industry. From manufacturing to design, Leon has the ability to insure your prescription is met with expertise and will help you explore the many options in frame colors and styles. He will offer new ideas and options most clients have never been exposed to. Leon’s expertise in manufacturing superior lenses and the ability to provide clients with a variety of frames not found anywhere else in Kansas City gives clients the specialized attention usually reserved for celebrities.

General Manager

Nick Alvarez has 15 years of experience in the optical industry. His knowledge varies from lab work to medical optical testing, to frame styling. Nick also has several eye wear certifications, but he has found his home in the Brookside Optical lab. Nick enjoys knowing that his expertise is helping someone see perfectly.

Joe Alvarez started in the optical industry in 2007. He is an excellent student and an extremely fast learner. Joe has gained exceptional experience in the professional fitting and dispensing of quality eye wear. Clients bond with Joe very quickly and love his energy. He has a great eye for choosing the right frames, colors and lenses that best suit their personal and professional optical needs. He educates customers by offering instructions in eyeglass care and the benefits of premium products. Being a perfectionist, Joe ensures that your glasses fit by doing custom adjustments

Joe Bergman is our next new Super Star

Brianna Butler has been with Brookside Optical since 2013 and is the youngest member of the team. Don’t let her age fool you, she is no stranger to the optical industry. From a very young age Brianna started learning the industry and working behind the scenes of Brookside Optical through the guidance and expertise of her father. She is currently a college student at the University of Kansas as a part of their highly accredited business school.