Optometrist in Columbia, MO

The eye doctors at Missouri Eye Consultants work hard every day to provide accurate and compassionate eye care, and Dr. Chris DeRose embodies that mission. For over 20 years, patients have trusted him to personalize their treatments and maintain their overall eye health, and he is proud to serve patients throughout Missouri.

Dr. Chris Derose

Meet Chris DeRose, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. DeRose is a full-scope optometrist specializing in ocular disease, pediatrics, geriatrics, contacts and specialty lenses, and LASIK co-management. He proudly serves Missouri Eye Consultants patients at both offices in Columbia. When Dr. DeRose meets with a patient, he wants to learn about them and hear how their vision is affecting their lives: that’s key to how he customizes his approach to match patient needs.

Originally from Olean, NY, Dr. DeRose returned to the area to join the staff at Missouri Eye Consultants in 2007. When he’s not taking care of his patients’ eyes, Dr. DeRose enjoys spending time with his wife (a Columbia native) and two daughters, and rooting for Mizzou Athletics.

Education & Experience

Dr. DeRose earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Buffalo, and his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1999. He then completed his residency training at Eye Associates of Nevada, where he specialized in ocular disease as well as refractive and ocular surgery. Before joining Missouri Eye Consultants, Dr. DeRose practiced in Chicago, IL, but ultimately chose to settle in the Show Me State where he enjoys all the wonderful people he gets to treat here.

Awards & Associations

  • Member, Past President — Missouri Optometric Association
  • Board Certified — American Board of Optometry
  • Fellow — American Academy of Optometry
  • Member — American Optometric Association
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Come See Dr. DeRose at a Missouri Eye Consultants Location Near You!

Columbia (Keene St.)

Hours of Operation

Monday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Friday:7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday / Sunday:Closed

Columbia on Nifong

Hours of Operation

Monday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday:7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Friday:7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday / Sunday:Closed


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“Great service, modern equipment, nice personnel, Dr. DeRose is my favorite, but I’ve not seen other doctors there.”

Kathy T.

“They were able to get me in very quickly as a new patient and when I needed to reschedule they were able to get me in the following day. Dr. Derose and his staff were AMAZING. Always friendly, even when I had my not so patient 1 year old with me!!”

Brittany B.

“Amazing staff! They did a fantastic job with my four year old! Definitely great for kids!”

Elizabeth M.

“Very friendly staff. Service was quick. Even offered to me food to eat.”

Bob C.

“The thoroughness of the exam, the friendly but professional demeanor of the doctor and staff, and the quality of the eyeglasses I received, give a top notch rating to the Missouri Eye Consultants in my opinion and experience. I most definitely will continue to use this service and highly recommend them to one and all. You will not find a better place to receive eye care!!”

Linda P.

“Everyone is friendly, professional and helpful. I have been going to this doctor since 2007. Moberly is fortunate to have this level of eye care available. I am confident I could not get better care anywhere.”

Abbie S.

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