Silverstein Eye Centers Doctors

The doctors at Silverstein Eye Centers have performed thousands of surgical procedures. Many families have trusted the professionals at Silverstein Eye Centers to improve their vision with LASIK/PRK laser vision correction, cataract premium lens implant surgery, glaucoma management and surgery, and general ophthalmology.


  • Laser-assisted cataract & premium lens implant surgery
  • Bladeless LASIK and PRK laser vision correction
  • Corneal transplantation
  • General ophthalmology

After completing his internship in internal medicine, Dr. Steven M. Silverstein received his training in ophthalmology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Silverstein then completed his subspecialty fellowship in corneal transplantation and external diseases at the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, where he also served as clinical professor.

A board-certified ophthalmologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Silverstein is active in a number of professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Midwest Cornea Society, the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the Missouri Medical Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Silverstein is a leader in medical research and innovative technology. He has published in major medical journals, and lectures extensively around the world.

“Please know that you and your wonderful staff have been such a blessing in my life. It has been a month now since my surgery, and I can’t believe how clearly I can see! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful doctor and giving me such an amazing gift!!” – Karen

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  • Medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusions (RVO)
  • Ellex Laser Technology

Dr. Stout

Dr. Stout is a board certified, fellowship trained retina specialist with almost twenty years of clinical experience treating diseases of the retina and vitreous. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

Dr. Stout has participated in numerous clinical studies to bring new medical and surgical therapies and treatments to the forefront of Retina care. He is focused and dedicated to advancing and improving the treatment of diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous through clinical studies and development of new techniques.His extensive experience and passion for Retina diagnostic, treatment and care are demonstrated in how he cares for patients at Silverstein Eye Centers.

“I found Dr. Stout and his staff to be professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. From the time I checked in and all the time between my leaving the staff was excellent. No long wait before my appointment began. I recommend Dr Stout and his staff for any eye concerns. Also they have the latest equipment to assist in analyzing your situation.” – Patricia V.



  • Complete eye examinations
  • Refractive evaluation
  • Cataract evaluation

Dr. Lookhart

Dr. Lookhart has been practicing optometry in the Kansas City area for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis School of Optometry and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Life Science from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Dr. Lookhart enjoys participating in clinical research.

He and Dr. Silverstein have been colleagues and friends for over two decades and look forward to working together to provide exceptional patient care.