Oklahoma City

November 20, 2023 | OKC

Since 1994, ClearSight has been devoted to serving the people of Oklahoma and beyond. From the start, we have made it our mission to provide everyone who enters our facility with the clearest vision possible and the freedom from glasses and contacts. We are conveniently located in the Brixton Square Shopping Center, on the NW corner of NW Expressway and Rockwell, just behind Panera Bread. Our team of board-certified surgeons and highly qualified medical staff have decades of combined expertise. They are committed to ensuring your time with us is relaxing, fun, and, most importantly, life-changing. 

We are located at:

7101 NW Expressway, Suite 343, Oklahoma City, OK 73132

From Downtown Oklahoma City:

ClearSight is conveniently located just 12 miles from the heart of Oklahoma City. Your drive to get clearer vision will be quick and easy.

From the Airport:

The Will Rogers Airport is only 15 miles from ClearSight's Oklahoma City vision correction center, making it simple for patients to travel to and from our location.

Well-known Employers in the Oklahoma City Area Include:

  • State of Oklahoma

  • Tinker Air Force Base

  • University of Oklahoma

  • INTEGRIS Health

  • Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

  • Paycom

  • Hobby Lobby

  • OGE

  • Sonic

  • American Fidelity

  • Boeing

  • AT&T

  • Dell

  • Hertz

  • UPS

Many of these companies' employees are ClearSight patients who no longer need contacts or glasses after undergoing one of our vision correction procedures.

ClearSight LASIK's Hometown

The capital city of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City, also known as OKC or officially as the City of Oklahoma City. It is the largest city in Oklahoma. Frommer's Travel and Travel + Leisure named Oklahoma City as one of the Best Places to Visit. The city has all the culture, cuisine, attractions, and amenities you anticipate from a modern metropolis. It also has a vibrant cowboy culture thanks to its rugged Western past, active stockyards, and reputation as the "Horse Show Capitol of the World." Oklahoma City offers enough hustle without the stress, including outdoor adventures you won't find anyplace else, family fun, romantic getaways, and relaxing retreats. OKC is also home to Oklahoma City University, known for its performing arts, science, mass communications, business, law, and athletic programs. The Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association is just one of the professional sports teams that call Oklahoma City home.

Oklahoma City is the county seat of Oklahoma County, with a population that places it 20th out of all American cities, and is the 8th largest city in the South. The population has been steadily increasing and reached 681,054 in the 2020 census. Oklahoma's largest town and metropolitan area by population, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, has 1,396,445 people, while the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had 1,469,124 residents.

The North Canadian River roughly divides the city in half (recently renamed the Oklahoma River inside city limits). The city borders of Oklahoma City extend substantially into the counties of Canadian, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie. However, most of those regions are suburban tracts or protected rural areas outside the core of Oklahoma County. When consolidated city-counties are considered, the city ranks eighth in terms of size in the US. After Juneau, Alaska, Oklahoma City is the second-largest state capital in the United States in terms of area.

Oklahoma City History

On April 22, 1889, the "Unassigned Lands" were made available for settlement in an occasion known as "The Land Rush," which led to the establishment of Oklahoma City. The region that would become the state capital of Oklahoma was populated by about 10,000 homesteaders. The town expanded swiftly; between 1890 and 1900, its population doubled. Anton Classen, John Shartel, Henry Overholser, Oscar Ameringer, and James W. Maney were among the early municipal leaders.

Guthrie, the territory capital, had been superseded by Oklahoma City as the new state's population and economic center by the time Oklahoma was admitted to the Union in 1907. The capital was soon transferred from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. Throughout the early 20th century, Oklahoma City served as a significant stop along Route 66.

Prior to World War II, Oklahoma City established major stockyards, drawing workers and money from Chicago and Omaha, Nebraska. As oil was discovered in the city boundaries (including under the State Capitol) in 1928, Oklahoma City grew to be a significant oil production hub. The Interstate Highway System was built alongside post-war growth, making Oklahoma City a significant interchange at the point where I-35, I-40, and I-44 meet. The federal expansion of Tinker Air Force Base also helped contribute to the city's growth.

Like many other American cities, the population of the center city decreased in the 1970s and 1980s as people moved to newer homes in the adjacent suburbs along newly built highways. The Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS), a sizable redevelopment program adopted by the city in 1993, was designed to revitalize the city's core with civic initiatives to bring more activity and energy to downtown OKC. The city also renovated the civic center, convention center, and fairgrounds, built a new baseball stadium, and added a water canal to the Bricktown, Oklahoma City entertainment zone. Passengers are transported by water taxis, which liven up the district's canal and bring color and activity. MAPS has become one of the most successful public-private collaborations ever attempted in the United States. The number of people residing in downtown areas has drastically expanded as a result of MAPS, as has the desire for more residential and retail amenities, including groceries, services, and stores. The downtown area has continued to grow even after the completion of the MAPS project.

Oklahoma City and Nature

Few urban areas can rival the variety of outdoor recreation opportunities that OKC offers. There are several outdoor activities available in OKC for casual recreation and serious aficionados, such as climbing, hiking, and watersports. You can take advantage of many of these options all year long because there are more than 235 days of sunshine each year. 

Walking trails surround Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser in the northwest part of the city and downtown at the canal and the Oklahoma River. Parks and trails, including a brand-new leash-free dog park and the Stars and Stripes Park from the postwar era, occupy the majority of the east shore area. The largest and most remote lake in the city is Lake Stanley Draper.

Oklahoma City Climate and Weather

The climate in Oklahoma City is pleasant and changes with the seasons. Winters are bright and chilly, springtime is frequently wet, and summers are sunny and warm. In a typical year, the skies are clear or partly sunny 65% of the time. The yearly average temperature is 60.1° F, with monthly averages of 45.9° F in January and 80.7° F in July. The average annual rainfall and snowfall in Oklahoma City are 32.03 inches and 9.0 inches, respectively.

Oklahoma City Industry

The livestock market in Oklahoma City is among the largest in the world. The Oklahoma City economy's major sector comprises oil, natural gas, petroleum products, and related industries. Oil derricks are all around the capitol grounds, and the city is situated in the heart of a bustling oil field. Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation's Michael Monroney Aeronautical Center (which houses offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department's Enterprise Service Center, respectively) are also major employers in Oklahoma City. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has ongoing initiatives to help encourage citizens to shop locally and take pride in their community.

Be sure to visit these well-known Oklahoma City locations with your new and improved vision...

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

Everything changed on April 19, 1995, at 9:02 am when the Oklahoma City bombing claimed the lives of 168 innocent people at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and forever altered countless other people's lives. The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum takes you through the chronological timeline starting on April 19, 1995, using powerful exhibits and cutting-edge interactive displays. A lovely spring morning quickly descended into pandemonium and mayhem. Follow the case all the way through the judicial system, learning the hard lessons that altered our way of life during these challenging times and the hope and healing that emerged from such trying times.  In the aftermath of unimaginable evil, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum stands as a symbol of strength.

The Memorial Museum is open from Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday from Noon to 5 PM. The Outdoor Memorial is accessible 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

America's premier museum for Western history, art, and culture is the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The Museum was established in 1955 and is located in Oklahoma City. It gathers, preserves, and exhibits a well-known collection of Western art and artifacts while funding exciting educational initiatives to spark interest in the lasting legacy of the American West.

More than 10 million people from all over the world have sought out this special museum to learn more about the West, a region and a history that permeates our national culture. The Museum houses an outstanding collection of traditional and modern Western artwork, including pieces by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington, as well as the stunning sculpture The End of the Trail by James Earle Fraser. A town from the turn of the century may be found in the exhibition wing, along with interactive history exhibits on the American cowboy, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms, frontier military, and Western performers.

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

The largest and most popular cultural attraction in Oklahoma, the OKC Zoo, welcomes you to learn about the wonders of nature and the wild. Experience top-notch habitats, such as Great EscApe, Cat Forest/Lion Overlook, Oklahoma Trails, and Sanctuary Asia, where you can see the fascinating species of the Asian continent.

The Zoo is open every day of the year from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

One of the top cultural institutions in the state is the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The Museum offers a diverse selection of exhibitions curated from esteemed international collections and museums. Highlights from North America, Europe, and Asia are represented in the Museum's extensive collection, which has a focus on postwar abstraction and American art in particular.

Because to the generosity of the Chickasaw Nation, the Ann Lacy Foundation, the Cresap Family Foundation, and Chuck and Renate Wiggin, the museum is able to offer free admission to all children.

The permanent collection also includes the biggest public Dale Chihuly glass collection in the world, a significant collection of Brett Weston photography, and the complete museum collection of Paul Reed's Washington Color paintings. In the renowned Samuel Roberts Noble Theater at the Museum, you may see the best foreign, independent, documentary, and classic films.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and holds accreditation from the American Association of Museums. Almost 125,000 people visit the museum each year, coming from all 50 states and thirty other countries.

Oklahoma City Ballet

Since its founding in 1963, Oklahoma City Ballet has served as the region's premier ballet company for over 40 years. Dancers from all around the world call the Oklahoma City Ballet home, and it is the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall. The group tours around Oklahoma and the neighboring states while performing five major stage plays in Oklahoma City each season. The Oklahoma City Ballet also takes part in a variety of initiatives for civic engagement that aim to spread dance education and experience throughout central Oklahoma.

Science Museum Oklahoma

The Science Museum Oklahoma is the best place in the state to take the kids. It has more than eight acres of interactive exhibits covering topics including space, aviation, and culture. The museum lets your inner child run free with experiences like exploring the Milky Way and beyond in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, experiencing Science Live's explosive fun, and exploring CurioCity's intersection of the real and the imaginative.

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, and a number of special exhibits may be found in the Science Museum Oklahoma. The building is one of the largest science museums in the country.

Oklahoma State Capitol

Everyone interested in civics, history, or the arts must take a tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The historic structure, which underwent a thorough renovation in 2022, is home to several works of art spread across its six stories of rotundas, corridors, and galleries. Free guided tours of the Oklahoma State Capitol are offered from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekdays. Volunteer docents who have received training from the Oklahoma Arts Council lead the tours.  Hourly tours begin at the location of "The Guardian" sculpture on the ground floor.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

One of Oklahoma City's most stunning and lively gardens and parks, Myriad Botanical Gardens offers tourists a 15-acre natural haven in the middle of the city. The outdoor areas are all free and accessible to anyone, and they include attractive gardens, a kids' garden and playground, the Great Lawn, a lake, an off-leash dog park, water features like kid-friendly splash fountains, and walking and jogging paths. The gift shop in the Crystal Bridge visitors center is open every day.

The Myriad Botanical Gardens' main feature, the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, has new features for visitors to enjoy, including a reflecting pool, and fresh plant collections overlooking terraces, and a new waterfall feature.

Bricktown Entertainment District

This former warehouse district is packed with restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment options and is just a short stroll from downtown hotels, event venues, and attractions. Bricktown is a popular destination for tourists and locals, offering everything from boat tours along the Bricktown Canal to OKC Dodgers games at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Historic Deep Deuce, located just to the north of Bricktown, offers even more fantastic dining establishments and entertainment choices. 

There are several nightlife options in Bricktown, but we suggest checking out Michael Murphy's rock-and-roll dueling pianos. This presentation, which combines a concert with a comic roast, will likely have you giggling uncontrollably and tapping your toes to the music.

Miniature golf, laser tag, arcade games, and various food options are just a few of the family-friendly activities that Brickopolis has added to the district.

The ideal way to explore Bricktown is with a 40-minute ride on the Bricktown Water Taxi. All taxis have ambassadors on board who comment on local landmarks and provide insight into the area's distinctive history and culture.

Paseo Arts District

The Paseo Arts District has historically housed much of Oklahoma City's artistic identity. It is a small neighborhood just north of downtown with close to 80 active artists and 20 studios, all of which are open on the first Friday of every month for a regular art walk, even in the winter. Since the urban core's reconstruction, the Arts District and the neighborhoods around it have seen a boom in the visual arts.

This neighborhood will serve as your muse and provide all the inspiration you need, whether you wish to expand your art collection or sharpen your own artistic abilities. Given that Paseo is surrounded by residential areas on all sides, it makes sense that this area is home to some of Oklahoma City's most well-liked neighborhood hangouts. Check out places like the Picasso Café, the Oso, the Scratch, and Sauced, to name a few. Paseo's dining sector has also seen a variety of recent additions, including Holey Rollers Donuts, Gun Izakaya, FRIDA Southwest, Red Rooster, and the Mayan Taqueria.

Want to take advantage of everything the Paseo has to offer at once? Every month on the first Friday, there is a First Friday Gallery Stroll. One of Oklahoma City's oldest art walks features opening receptions for the featured artists as well as a lively street atmosphere.

The ClearSight team loves calling the Oklahoma City area home!


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