Our Doctors

Stephanie A. Erker, O.D.

Dr. Stephanie Erker graduated from St Thomas Aquinas High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Erker attended the University of Missouri – Saint Louis College of Optometry were she was active in contact lens research and was granted the Heart of America Contact Lens Society Student Scholarship as well as the Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award. She was also rewarded for her efforts in pediatric optometry with the Charles C Matlock Memorial Award. She is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Honor Society.

After graduating in 2009, Dr. Erker started her career in Missouri, switching to Heart of America Eye Care in 2016. Dr. Erker is primarily at the Overland Park location. She is accepting new patients and enjoys seeing people of all ages. She performs comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings including gas permeable lenses, low vision rehabilitation and provides disease management in diabetes, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, etc.

In addition to performing comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Erker sees pediatric patients for myopia management. Dr. Erker is certified in various methods including Orthokeratology lenses such as Paragon CRT, Euclid Emerald and Bausch & Lomb Moonlens. She is also a certified fitter of VTI’s NaturalVUE contact as well as the only FDA-approved daily disposable contact for myopia progression control, Coopervision’s MiSight lens. She performs a simple examination on your child and, if needed, creates a treatment plan to prevent further complication associated with myopia.

Dr. Erker’s free time is devoted to her family. Her husband is an attorney in Johnson County and together they have 4 children. Their family attends St. Michael the Archangel and enjoys KC sports, crafts, music and playing outdoors.

Dr. Stephanie Erker is a caring and gentle eye doctor. She has been a blessing in my life. Dr. Erker explains, listens, and cares. She explains if you need a new prescription or why you might need to change one. She explains eye conditions and treatment so you understand why you need to keep using medication. I have suggested Dr. Erker to friends, and they love her, too.
Dr. Erker cared for my mother when she was alive and listened to every word, question or concern and then gave explanations in detail. My mother loved her, too. When she passed away, Dr. Erker sent a sympathy card with a real note, not just a signature. She interacts truly from her heart.
M. Krummel

August 2018