Eye Doctors on Nifong Blvd. in Columbia, MO

Missouri Eye Consultants is your home for local eye experts: the team you can trust in Columbia for anything your vision needs. Previously named Columbia Eye Consultants, Missouri Eye Consultants is proud to provide Columbia with excellent family eye care, from a trusted team of professionals that cares about you, your eyesight, and your comfort every step of the way.

Columbia (Nifong)

Previously Named Columbia Eye Consultants

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: 7:45AM – 4:00PM
  • } Saturday/Sunday: Closed
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Dedicated Eye Doctors in Columbia

Our staff is made up of passionate eye care professionals — and members of your community who live where they work. We believe in treating each and every patient like members of our own family, explaining your care, and making sure you know what you need. Everyone here, from our doctors to our front desk team, is dedicated to giving you the very best eye care experience at Missouri Eye Consultants by using personalized treatment plans, the latest technology, and a personalized touch.

Jeff Gamble, O.D.

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

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Rob Bernskoeter, O.D.

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Nathan Hesemann, M.D.

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Anitra Turner, M.D.

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Jacob Moore, O.D.

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Melissa Liepins-Masek, O.D.

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Eliot Masek, O.D.

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Columbia (Nifong) Eye Care Services

At our Columbia eye care center, we’re here to make incredible care accessible to the community, with all the eye care services you need for great vision. You can trust our years of experience and personal care to keep your eyes healthy and seeing great!

Eye Exams

During our thorough eye exams, our doctors use advanced diagnostic imaging to gain a complete picture of your eye and its health — and then explain your eye health to you in straightforward language, so you can make informed decisions. We use that information to give you a precise vision prescription and to stay ahead of any potential issues with your eyesight.

Glasses &

Our office features a huge selection of eyeglasses from brands you know and trust, like Nike and TOM FORD®, and dependable frames that will keep you seeing clearly. Our opticians take the time to talk through how you use your eyes every day before they help you choose a pair for your lifestyle fashion, so you can trust you’ll love how well you see and how good you look.

Eye Disease

Our eye doctors are trained and experienced in managing and treating a variety of conditions, including dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye diseases. Our team will craft a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, and helps you maintain your vision uninterrupted for long-term clarity.


Cataracts are an extremely common condition where the eye’s lens gets cloudy with age, causing your vision to become blurry. The only way to correct your vision is by removing cataracts through surgery, and our trusted surgeons use their years in the field and advanced technology to restore — or even improve — your eyesight.

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management

If you’re interested in corrective vision surgery such as LASIK, our team is ready to empower your surgeon with all your information for a successful surgery. We’ll work with your surgery team so you can rest assured that they’ll know your eyes, and what they need, just as well as we do!

Proudly Serving Columbia (Nifong), MO

We’ve always put our patients first throughout our more than 50-year history, and we’re proud to continue to serve Columbia and its surrounding areas, including Jefferson City, Shelbina, Monroe City, Hannibal, Fulton, Hermann, Centralia, Linn, and Eldon.

No matter if you’re enjoying an afternoon in Cosmo-Bethel Park or hiking on MKT Trail, Missouri Eye Consultants is here to help you see it all with crystal-clear vision!

Driving Directions

Our address is 900 W Nifong Blvd Suite 125, Columbia, MO 65203.

From the north, take U.S. Hwy 63 heading south to the Grindstone Pkwy/New Haven Road E exit. Immediately after the exit, pass Courtyard by Marriott Columbia on your left, then turn right onto Grindstone Pkwy. In 0.3 miles, pass Scooter’s Coffee on your right, then continue 1.5 miles until Grindstone Pkwy turns into Nifong Blvd. Stay on Nifong Blvd for 1.4 miles, then turn left into our driveway. After turning left, make another right in about 200 feet, and we’ll be on your left.

From the south, take U.S. Hwy 63 heading north to the New Haven Road exit. In 0.2 miles, turn left onto Grindstone Pkwy. In 0.3 miles, pass La Crosse Lumber Co. on your left, then in 0.6 miles pass Rock Quarry Park on your left. Continue on Grindstone Pkwy for 1 mile more, then the road becomes E Nifong Blvd. Stay on E Nifong Blvd for 0.6 miles, then stay straight to continue onto W Nifong Blvd. Turn left into the driveway in a final 0.8 miles, then immediately turn right; we’ll be on your left.


“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.

“Missouri Eye Consultants (previously named Columbia Eye Consultants) and Dr Chris DeRose and all their staff are the best you’ll find anywhere.”Scott K.

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

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

“Flawless experience!” John M.

“Always professional and helpful.” Melody M.

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