About Our Practice

Vision Care Associates is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Learn more about our team here!

Andrew Franken, O.D.

Andrew Franken, O.D.

Dr. Andrew Franken grew up in Troy, Kansas. He earned a bachelor of arts with a major in biology from Benedictine College and graduated with honors earning a Doctorate of Optometry from University of Missouri-St Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Franken is an active member in the Kansas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and Heart of America Eye Care Congress.

Dr. Franken specializes in ocular disease, pediatric vision, dry eye syndrome, and specialty contact lens fits. Dr. Franken and his wife, Kelli, have three children: Cade, Quinn, and Keira.

When not in the office, Dr. Franken enjoys coaching his children in their respective sports and playing golf.

Chris Arnold, O.D.

Chris Arnold, O.D.

Dr. Chris Arnold grew up in Oklahoma and attended high school in Nebraska. He attended the University of Kansas where he received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He then pursued his optometry profession by attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry where he graduated with honors.

Dr. Arnold is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City as well as the Heart of America Eye Care Congress.

His special interests include primary eye care, eye injuries and diseases, including Glaucoma management, contact lenses, and pediatrics. He currently resides in Prairie Village, Kansas, with his wife Anya and his children Clara, Lyla, and Davis. He continues to be an avid Jayhawks and Royals fan.

Chris Arnold, O.D.

Connor Gallentine, O.D.

Dr. Gallentine grew up in Junction City, Kansas, and graduated from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He graduated from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in May, 2018.

Dr. Gallentine’s specialty areas include primary eye care, ocular diseases and injuries, dry eye treatment, and specialty contact lens fits. He is also a current member of American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City as well as the Heart of America Eye Care Congress.

Dr. Gallentine enjoys spending time with his wife Erin, playing golf, and is an avid Chiefs and Royals fan.

COVID-19 Office Update

We recognize these unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances that all health care professionals face and are deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and our staff. Therefore, in order to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone all routine eye exams in our office. This comes from the recent recommendation from the CDC. We do not take this decision lightly, but we know it is in the best interest of public health.

We will continue to keep the same office hours to provide urgent and essential eye care to our patients.  Each of our 3 doctors will be working with limited and unique staff and will be rotating care each day. This will allow us to minimize the number of people in our office at any given time and limit exposure. We continue to follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfection throughout our office as well as taking steps to maximize social distancing during each encounter. This includes curbside pick-up of glasses, contact lenses, and other product orders.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will send a notification when we are resuming our full schedule again. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Vision Care Associates Team