Dr. John Metzger

Dr. Metzger is a functional optometrist who works in the special areas of developmental optometry, vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and neuro-optometry. He works with children and adults whose vision restricts reading, learning, work tasks, hobbies, driving and enjoying daily life.

After three years of teaching high school science and biology, Dr. Metzger went back to school and attended the University of Houston College of Optometry. He set up his first practice in general care optometry in Hiawatha, Kansas beginning in 1977. Fifteen years ago, he integrated developmental optometry into his practice. Low vision rehabilitation and neuro-optometry were incorporated within the last eight years.

In 2005, he opened an office in Kansas City devoted solely to the special area of vision performance, including developmental optometry, vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation and neuro-optometry. Dr. John and his wife Jean are Kansas City residents and practice full-time at their office in Overland Park, Kansas.


American Optometric Association (AOA)
Brain Injury Association of Kansas City
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
Kansas Optometric Association
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)
Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF)


Dr-John-Metzger-Optometrist“Many children and adults have been labeled with names which suggest that they are permanently not able to do something, when often they have only an inability and not a disability. We work to restore the ability.”
– Dr. John Metzger

Dr. Metzger’s Recommended Reading
Fixing My Gaze, Susan Barry, PhD
When Your Child Struggles: The Myths of 20/20 Vision, David Cook, OD
Thinking Goes To School, Hans G Furth, Harry Wachs, O.D.
Seeing Through New Eyes, Mel Kaplan
The Ghost In My Brain, Clark Elliott