Doug Herriott, OD

Dr. Doug Herriott has enjoyed serving the Lees Summit community for almost 3 decades. He enjoys the interactions with patients while providing the best care possible. He was involved for many years in education as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Dept of Ophthalmology and as an Adjunct Clinical Professor for Michigan Collage of Optometry. This love of teaching shows in the ways he explains and educates even the most complex problems and options to patients in terms they can understand.

As an active member in many optometric associations and societies, Dr. Herriott continually completes advanced education to remain at the forefront of comprehensive eyecare, treatment and technology. His specialized education and training in optometric care makes optometric procedures more accurate and comprehensive than ever before. If your goal is to have the clarity in your vision that mother nature wanted you to have and eyewear that enhances your natural features you have chosen the right doctor!

One of his specialty areas of interest are the most difficult to fit contacts lenses.  These include patients with astigmatism, bifocals, and more severe conditions such as severe dry eye, corneal transplants and keratoconus.  He is one of the few doctors in the area who treats severe corneal diseases with contacts and he is currently one of only a few doctors in Missouri and Kansas who have qualified to be Fellows of the Scleral Lens Society.

Dr. Herriott’s memberships include:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Missouri Optometric Association
  • Greater Kansas City Optometric Society
  • Heart of America Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress
  • Missouri Optometric Foundation
  • Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society

Dr. Doug appreciates knowing so many people in Lee’s Summit have trusted him to care for their vision. He knows everyone’s life is a journey and he loves to help illuminate it.

In his spare time Dr. Doug enjoys family and friends, ocean sailing, motorcycling, his golden retriever and collecting marine chronometers.  He and his wife Kathy who is an oncology pharmacist have two adult daughters Brianne and Brooke who both attended Lees Summit North High School. 

Bri subsequently graduated from medical school at MU and is a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Denver Children’s Hospital.  His daughter Brooke is also an MU grad and is in hospitality management in Kansas City while working to setting up her own business.  His newest hobby is enjoying being a grandparent for the first time with Ellis Timothy who he calls ET for short.