Dr. Lee Ann Barrett
Dr. Lee Ann Barrett has been practicing optometry in Columbia since 1986. After earning a BA in Biology from Central Methodist College, she completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Barrett is a board-certified optometrist who happily sees patients of all ages but specializes and prefers geriatrics due to her areas of interest including ocular disease, surgical co-management, and contact lenses.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Barrett serves as the Executive Director of the Missouri Optometric Association. In her spare time, she can be found cheering for Mizzou football and traveling; especially when there is a chance to scuba dive or snorkel. Dr. Barrett also serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Special Olympics.
Dr. Barrett and her husband, Bob, have one son, Alex, who is an attorney currently residing in Boston who she visits often.
Dr. Joseph D. Rich
Dr. Joseph D. Rich moved to Columbia shortly after completing his Doctorate at Sothern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Growing up and completing his undergraduate work in Biology, Chemistry, and Business Management at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, Dr. Rich considers himself a full-fledged Mizzou fan and actively enjoys going to as many games as possible.
Dr. Rich enjoys patients of all ages, but specializes with pediatrics and contact lenses having extended training not only in the treatment and prevention of lazy eye, but in vision rehabilitation, therapy, and sports vision enhancement.
Dr. Rich knows firsthand about the difficulties accompanying visual strain and excessive ocular allergies, and because of that he really takes pride in his ability to treat and manage those conditions.
Dr. Rich is actively involved in the community with Rotary and other philanthropic organizations and has held many committee chair positions as well.
Dr. Jerry King
Dr. King has spent his entire professional career practicing optometry in Eldon. He graduated with a BS degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 1972. After an additional year at the University of Missouri, Columbia, he was admitted to Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry in 1978.
Dr. King has been an active, long-time member of the Missouri Optometric Association and has served on its board of directors. One of his passions is participating as a volunteer optometrist with VOSH/International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). He has made numerous trips to Central America taking eye care to remote areas where care is typically not available.
Dr. King has been involved in his community and has been active in various service clubs, committees, and boards including the local school board.
Dr. King and his wife Debby enjoy spending time with family and their four grandchildren.
Why Family Focus Eyecare?
Family Focus Eyecare’s doctors Dr. Joseph D. Rich & Dr. Lee Ann Barrett specialize in treating the entire family – from 6 months old to all ages of senior vision. While finding the correct glasses or contact lenses for your vision, style, and budget, we also hope to build a relationship with you, our patients. At Family Focus Eyecare, we don’t focus on a number or a quota – we focus on what is best for you and your family. Our comprehensive eye exams aim to both prevent and diagnose eye disease and conditions, while simultaneously enhancing vision, comfort, and convenience. Our goal is for all of our patients to have a lifetime of pristine vision that looks great and patients are proud to wear.
Family Focus Eyecare focuses on providing the best eye care services in the area by using tried and true techniques along with state-of-the art equipment and materials. What separates Family Focus Eyecare from our competitors is that we genuinely care about the health of our patients’ eyes– not meeting numbers or quotas for how many patients we can get through the door. We do not hesitate to spend extra time and effort with our patients to truly inspect and ease concerns for all aspects of ocular health and vision.
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