Welcome to Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C
Eyecare and Eyewear
Your Optometrist in Topeka, KS.

Call us at 785-266-5544 today.

We are currently not accepting new patients, updated 07/26/2021

COVID-19 Update, updated 03/25/2021

To Our Patient Family:  We're here for you and your eyecare needs. We will be expanding our services to include non-emergent eye care.

We have made adjustments to our services to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff in compliance with CDC and KDHE guidelines. For the protection of our patients, we have implemented the following in our clinic: 

Face Covering - We are requiring everyone entering our office to wear some type of facial covering such as a mask. Gaitors or bandanas are not an acceptable face covering.

Physical protections - An air scrubber with UV-C light has been installed in our facility to purify and sanitize the air. Sneeze guards are being installed and we continue to sanitize instruments and areas of patient contact before and after each patient. Eyeglass frames are all sanitized as well. 

Limited Appointment Scheduling - In order to ensure we are able to properly disinfect and adhere to social distancing guidelines, office hours will be limited to 9:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 - 4:30pm on Friday. No walk-in or drop-in patients can be accommodated at this time. This includes optical needs – eyeglasses adjustments, repairs, dispensing, and frame selection will be by appointment only. Urgent and emergency patients will be prioritized. Please call to schedule your appointment. 

Fever Free Environment - Temperatures will be taken upon entering the clinic for all patients, staff, and doctors. Anyone whose temperature reads 99.5 degrees or higher will be asked to reschedule and referred to their primary care physician. 

Pre-Screening Questionnaire – Patients will be screened with questions about potential COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with respiratory/COVID-19 symptoms will be rescheduled. 

Wash hands and sanitize - Upon entering the office, everyone will be asked to wash and sanitize their hands.  All staff with direct patient contact will be required to wear a mask. 

Social distancing - We are limiting the number of patients in our office and are asking only the patient with an appointment to enter our facility. Minors may have one parent or guardian present. 

Caregivers/guardians will be required to wear masks, pass the COVID screening, and also have their temperature checked. Additional visitors are asked to wait in their vehicles. Our office doors will remain locked to the public to maintain social distance guidelines. Please call to let us know you have arrived for your appointment.

As always, we are here to help you with any of your eyecare concerns. Feel free to call us at 785-266-5544 with any questions you may have.

Sincerely yours, 

Lora L. Durst, OD and Staff


About Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C.

Welcome to Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C in Topeka. Dr. Durst and her team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Topeka office.

Dr. Durst provides primary care optometric services to her patients, including comprehensive eye examinations, eye health evaluation, contact lens fitting and follow-up care, and the treatment and management of eye diseases and injuries. Dr. Durst and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At our office, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Durst and her staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Topeka area. Our Topeka optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, glaucoma testing, and pre-and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Topeka office at 785-266-5544.

At Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at 785-266-5544 or request an appointment today online.

You are now able to purchase your contact lenses directly from our office, as well as have them shipped directly to your home (FREE shipping with the purchase of a year’s supply of contact lenses).

We thank you for your continued patronage and for the privilege of being your trusted eye care professional.

NEW! Online Purchasing Contact Lenses for Current Patients

Dr. Lora Durst

Topeka Optometrist | Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C | 785-266-5544

3300 SW 29th Street Suite 400
Topeka, KS 66614

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    Lora L. Durst

    Dr. Durst opened her practice in Topeka in January 2003.  Dr. Durst earned her Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University Of California at Davis and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry.  She further strengthened her clinical education by completing internships at Moffett Field Naval Air Station, Travis Air Force Base, and Kaiser Permanente ocular specialty clinics in Oakland, California.  Dr. Durst also served as a teaching assistant at the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry and as a preceptor for third year optometry students in clinical care.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Without Dr. Durst, I would have never known about eye complications since I'm diabetic. She and her staff are extremely helpful, kind, and care about not just my eye health."
    Davis M.
  • "Dr. Durst and has been so helpful with treatment for my chronic dry eye. Plus her optical and great staff made choosing glasses a breeze!"
    Abigail L.
  • "I have been going to Dr. Durst for years and would recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly and thorough eye doctor."
    Steve G.

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Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C


9:30 am-5:00 pm


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8:30 am-4:00 pm