Dr. Pennipede received an undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in Biological Sciences. He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, graduating with honors. He also received several awards, including nomination to Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and a four year United States Military Health Professions Scholarship.


Dr. Pennipede is the Founder of Eye Associates. In 1986, fresh out of four years in the military, he knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur with his focus on his eye care practice.


As he was driving down Highway 69 in southern Overland Park back then, he saw the location of what is now their Overland Park office and knew that was where he would open his practice!

“I am the CEO who does all of the financial work,” he laughed. “I am the home office guru.” – Dr. Vincent Pennipede // CEO

Dr. Pennipede opened his doors back in 1986 with only himself and one optician. Now, his total practice consists of nine optometrists and 48 staff members!


Dr. Pennipede most certainly gets more rest these days. He no longer sees patients on a regular basis, but continues to play an integral part in the success of Eye Associates. Dr. Pennipede now enjoys travel and spending time with his wife, Sandy, and his son, Dante.

“We stay at the forefront of our profession by keeping pace with all of the latest equipment and technologies. It is our mission to give the best care to our patients.” – Dr. Vincent Pennipede // CEO