Meet the Optometrist


    Dr. Richards is a graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee with Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. He stayed one year at the College as a clinical instructor in the Vision Rehabilitation Department before joining the Navy.   Dr. Richards was stationed in the Optometry Clinic of the Naval Hospital at Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Base in Cherry Point, North Carolina serving for three years as clinic director.  After leaving the Navy he served at Wayne Minor Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri for two years (now the Samuel Rogers Health Center).  Dr. Richards live in Liberty, Missouri, where our practice is located.

    Dr. Richards is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as a Low Vision specialist for those with irreversible vision loss. He is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


    Dr. Wegener earned his optometric degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2012. His training sites include the Kansas City VA Medical Center, OMNI Eye Center of Kansas City, and multiple clinics in the inner city of St. Louis. Alan practices full-scope optometry including primary eye care of all ages, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, contact lenses, and co-management of refractive and cataract surgery. He had the privilege of training under national leaders in both glaucoma and contact lens research and application.

    Alan was raised in Raytown, MO, where he graduated from Raytown High School, followed by his B.A. in Chemistry from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. Alan and his wife, Emily, currently reside in Kansas City North. Their hobbies have included traveling, performing as members of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, and raising their three sons. 

    Dr. Wegener holds office hours nearly every weekday.


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I had such a great experience today! It was hands down the most personable and informational eye exam I have ever had and I have been wearing glasses nearly my entire life! Highly recommend!"
  • "Dr. Wegener was so great with my daughter! She had a previous experience at another optometrist's office that left her feeling pretty scared about eye exams. Dr. Wegener was patient, explained everything in detail, completed her exam without any surprises or scares, and was very encouraging when she was picking out frames. She left with a huge smile on her face, excited to start wearing glasses. Will definitely be bringing the rest of the family! Thanks, Dr. Wegener!"
  • "It was an amazing experience and they explained everything very well. Everyone made me feel super comfortable and made sure I understood what they were explaining to me. Will definitely refer everyone I know to them and I am definitely making this my permanent eye doctor office."
  • "Doctor Wegener goes above and beyond for his patients. I can't say enough good things about him. He responds extremely quickly even after hours through their Facebook page and even met us after hours for an emergency. I refer everyone I know to him."
  • "Recently visited Dr. Wegener for our 7 year old son. We had a great experience! Dr Wegener was patient with our son's wiggles, but communicated clearly with him, in order to get a thorough exam. Dr. Wegener took care to fit our son's glasses well, which doesn't always happen at larger eyewear stores. I also appreciated all the education Dr Wegener provided. Ashley, the receptionist, is friendly and helpful, and the entire office is calm and welcoming."
    Amy H.
  • "I can't say enough great things about Doctor Wegener. He fit my son in short notice for an eye issue and met my husband on a day the office was closed for what we considered an emergency. He's incredibly kind and cares about his patients. I will recommend him to everyone"
    Joleen J.
  • "Dr. Wegener and his staff are amazing. We saw him for a second opinion and couldn't have been happier with our experience. He was extremely thorough and really got to the root of the problem. We have loved every aspect of our care and will definitely be regular patients from now on."
    Christine M.
  • "Staff is so friendly & helpful and there is a calm feel to the office which is so nice. You don't feel like you're in a cattle call waiting for your number. Dr. Wegener equally brings a relaxed, calm, yet thorough and knowledgeable experience. He is the first in all my years of eye exams and eyewear fittings who took the time to actually educate me on my eyes and care for them. You get a personal feel and know you've been heard.

    For those who avoid making phone calls to another human being for appointments - fear not! You can use messenger or texts to talk to them!

    Great experience, highly recommend!"
    Heather O.