About Us

Founded in 2005, KC Vision Performance has provided life-changing services to thousands of people throughout the Kansas City region. KC Vision Performance is operated by Alphapointe, a non-profit organization founded in 1911 dedicated to empowering people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations. Alphapointe operates two clinics: KC Vision Performance and the Alphapointe Low Vision Clinic in Kansas City, Mo. Based on your needs, where you live, your schedule and other factors, when you contact us, we’ll work with you to determine the best location where you can receive our services.

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.

“Many children and adults have been labeled with names which suggest 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

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

Presentations given by Dr. Metzger

Interested in a presentation for your organization or professional practice? Contact our Practice Manager, Jen Isbell.


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)

Recent Continuing Education

Discovery and Development – Clinical Trial Updates, Sabates Eye Centers
Techniques for the Resistant Visual Imager, Heart of America Optometric Congress
Leave 20/20 in the 20th Century, The Mind-Eye Connection
Traits, Tests and Tools, The Mind-Eye Connection
Current Concepts in Managing Glaucoma, Stiles Eyecare Excellence
The Art of Optometry, Kansas Optometric Association
Dealing with Imbalances Between Mind and Body, The Mind-Eye Connection
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Moyes Eye Center