The mission of our practice is to provide exceptional, comprehensive eyecare to each and every patient, tailored to their individual needs, through effective communication and education, utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology to enhance their quality of life.
Our highly competent eye doctors and staff will dedicate themselves to the highest ethical standards, be a positive role model in the community, and share their expertise through thoughtful recommendations to help our patients better understand their eye health, and safeguard their precious vision for a lifetime.
We are committed to an atmosphere of intregrity, professionalism, genuine enthusiasm, and uncompromising service which exceeds our patients' expectations.
Our Eyecare Team
Get to Know Us
Jason R. Pingel, OD
Optometrist / Practice Owner
After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Iowa State University, Dr. Pingel matriculated to the Illinois College of Optometry where he completed both his doctorate and B.S.V.S. in 2000. He then completed a post-doctorate internship at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he received extensive training in ocular disease and emergency eye care.
Since 2003, he has been in private practice in the Kansas City area with emphasis on the treatment of chronic ocular disease, pediatrics, and advanced contact lens fitting. He has vast experience with ocular complications associated with Lyme’s Disease and its treatment.
Dr. Pingel has participated in several contact lens clinical trials. He has done medical missions with Medical Wings International, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. As a trusted leader in the industry, he is also a national speaker for Johnson & Johnson VisionCare, makers of Acuvue brand contact lenses. Dr. Pingel is married to a family law attorney and has two young children.
Jared T. Stoecklein, O.D.
Dr. Stoecklein is a native of western Kansas, born in Ness City, Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Kansas in 2012 before earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2016.
Through clinical externships, Dr. Stoecklein has extensive training in primary eye care, ocular disease, and contact lenses. He received his ocular disease training while treating veterans at the Wichita, Kansas VA Medical Center. He also gained valuable training in the field of pediatric optometry at Children’s Mercy in St Louis, Missouri.
Practicing full scope eye care, Dr. Stoecklein sees patients of all ages and types. He is licensed to treat and manage visual and medical conditions of the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cataracts. Dr. Stoecklein utilizes a variety of specialty contact lenses to manage irregular corneal conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, corneal transplants, and ocular surface diseases. As a certified Paragon CRT contact lens practitioner, he brings orthokeratology (Ortho-K) and myopia control to Mission Eye Care. Dr. Stoecklein is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Kansas Optometric Association (KOA).
Dr. Stoecklein says the best part of his job is being able to develop long-lasting relationships with his patients by providing education and means by which his patients can protect their eyes and vision for years to come. Being able to serve the many families of the surrounding area year after year, ensuring any and all of their visual needs are met, is what drives him each and every day.
In his free time, Dr. Stoecklein enjoys spending quality time with his fiancé and their two dogs, Aspen and Lulu. You may find him occupying the weekends on the golf course or cheering on his beloved Jayhawks/Chiefs/Royals.