A Letter From Your Optometrists
Meet Our Doctors
Kari Burchett, O.D.
Dr. Kari Burchett joined Eyecare Associates in 2005 after earning her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pittsburg State University. Her areas of special interest include family eye care, pediatrics, ocular pathology, and contact lenses.
A native of Parsons, Kansas, Dr. Burchett enjoys living and working in the small town atmosphere of Osawatomie. Her husband, Justin, teaches math and is the student council advisor at Osawatomie High School. In their spare time, you will find them spending time with their sons, Jack and Max, or planning their next hike or summit of a state highpoint. They also enjoy snow skiing and spending time in the mountains.
Doug Herriott, O.D.
Dr. Doug Herriott has practiced and lived in Lee's Summit since 1987. Dr. Doug attended of the University of South Dakota and the Southern California College of Optometry. For seven years, he was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He enjoys having a patient mix of both adults and children. Dr. Doug Herriott has been practicing Optometry since 1983. When Doug and his wife Kathy are not chasing their active daughters between their A to Z activities, he enjoys sailing, the outdoors and a good book.
His areas of special interest include family eye care, pediatric vision, ocular pathology and contact lenses.
Mark Herriott, O.D.
Dr. Mark Herriott has been practicing Optometry since 1986. He attended the University of South Dakota before earning his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. He enjoys a "family" approach to practice, where needs are addressed with the same care and concern given to a member of his family. His own family includes his wife Kimberly, his son Zachary, and daughter Morgan. When life requires an outside distraction, you might catch him building a model airplane, or sampling a new wood in the smoker.
Laura Nennig, O.D.
Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie is pleased to welcome Dr. Laura Nennig back to our practice. While Dr. Nennig was in training with Michigan College of Optometry she spent part of her last year as an extern at our Osawatomie and Lee’s Summit offices. Originally from Wisconsin she fell in love with the Kansas City area during that time.
After her time training in Lee’s Summit and Osawatomie in 2012, she continued her training with the Indian Health Services because of her passion for treating and preventing Diabetic Eye Diseases.
After completing her studies Dr. Nennig spent a year practicing in Almagordo, New Mexico where she was the principle doctor behind the development of a Scleral Lens and Dry Eye Clinic with a large regional practice. Dr. Nennig did an advanced training course on these new scleral lens technologies that only 200 doctors worldwide have completed. She then became a consultant for one of the largest scleral lens companies in the world. This has allowed her to be qualified to train other doctors as well as helping to develop this new area of eye technology. Dr. Nennig returned and joined Eyecare Associates because of her interest in continuing to care for patients with diabetes as well as wanting to be part of a specialty contact lens and scleral lens practice.
When out of the office Dr. Nennig spends her time exploring great hiking trails, touring wineries and visiting museums of all kinds, both locally and internationally. She also enjoys participating in optometric service trips.