About Us

Sutherlin Optical was founded in 1939 by H. Edward Sutherlin. He was president until 1969 when his son, Ed L. Sutherlin, assumed the reign. In 1991, the third generation, Steve, Mike and John Sutherlin, took over the company. In 2014, Jordan Lothes, our President, joined Sutherlin Optical. Like Steve, Mike and John, Jordan is also a third-generation optical lab professional. Today, we are a proud Essilor Partner Lab with over 60 employees dedicated to creating premium eyewear for your patients.  

Lens processing technologies have evolved greatly over the years and Sutherlin Optical has continued to invest in cutting edge equipment in order to provide your patients with the best vision possible. We are committed to your success and know that we must work hard every day to exceed your expectations.

Our sales and customer service staff are here to assist you with any questions you may have. Whether you’re looking for product information or need help establishing best practices in your dispensary, we pride ourselves on becoming a trusted partner in your practice. 

Mission Statement
We will partner with our independent customers to insure their success and thereby insure ours. 
We will provide service levels and product quality that exceed our customers expectations. 
We will always provide "World-Class Customer Service." 
We will create and maintain the finest manufacturing facility for eyewear in the United States.

Insurance Affiliations

Eye MedVSP National Vision Administrators


Group Affiliations

Vision SourcePERCIVA


Proud Supporters of

Kansas Optometric AssociationMissouri Optometric AssociationHeart of America Eye Care CongressKansas City Free Eye Clinic

Kansas City

Phone: 816-421-0369
Fax: 816-471-4090


Phone: 417-624-1641
Fax: 417-624-6957