Talented Columbia, MO Ophthalmologist

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Meet Dr. Anitra Turner

Anitra Turner, M.D., is a skilled cataract surgeon and glaucoma specialist with over 10 years of experience helping patients of all ages and eye conditions see better. Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Turner now lives in the Columbia area, providing her excellent medical care and eye surgery to patients at our Missouri Eye Consultants office on Nifong Blvd.

As an experienced and compassionate ophthalmologist, Dr. Turner enjoys taking her time to get to know her patients so she can truly personalize their care and craft a plan to improve their vision. She’s grateful she can offer her medical care and expertise to those suffering from common eye diseases and conditions like cataracts. When she’s not performing life-changing eye surgery, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and cooking.

Education & Experience

Dr. Turner obtained her undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Once she realized her passion for eye care, she earned her medical degree from Duke University and completed her ophthalmology residency at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Read More After her residency, she decided to specialize in glaucoma treatment, so she completed a glaucoma fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Shortly thereafter, she became the staff glaucoma specialist and cataract surgeon at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, where she continues to practice in addition to seeing our patients. Dr. Turner is now an accomplished surgeon and ophthalmologist who has been published in multiple medical journals and co-authored chapters of ophthalmology textbooks. Read Less

Awards & Associations

  • Member — American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member — American Glaucoma Society
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Come See Anitra Turner at a Missouri Eye
Consultants location Near You!

Columbia (Nifong)

Previously named
Columbia Eye Consultants

500 N Keene St Suite 103
Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 410-4937

Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:45AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday: 7:45AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday: 7:45AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 7:45AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 7:45AM – 4:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed


“I was greeted with a warm welcome. The staff was friendly and efficient. My doctor was personable and made sure all of my concerns were addressed. When I needed my glasses adjusted, the technician was knowledgeable and professional.
A great experience overall.”

Rebecca F.

“All the personal there are very friendly and more than willing to take good care of you.”

Kent H.

“Friendly staff and doctor. Was taken in for my appointment on time. There was no pressure to buy new glasses since my current ones were in good shape and my prescription was about the same. Very pleased.”

Richard D.

“Absolutely the best! on time, friendly, and very knowledgeable.”

Sara W.

“Went with my daughter, she is six, they kept us together and moved us through the tests pretty quickly. Everyone was very nice and great with kids.”

Michael N.

“They are very nice and professional. Turns out I just needed some reading glasses. They did not try to push or sell me on glasses I didn’t need. I will return here in the future if I have any more concerns with my eyes.”

Darin H.

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