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History of Coleman Vision

“At Coleman Vision, We are called to a mission of improving the lives of those we serve through trusted, compassionate, innovative, and integrative, holistic vision care.”


Dr. Ray Coleman

Dr. Ray Coleman and his wife Ruth began the Coleman legacy of vision and eye care in the 4 states in 1950 in Baxter Springs, KS.

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Dr. David Coleman

Dr. David Coleman joined his father in 1977 and they later opened clinics in Chetopa and Columbus, KS. In 1998, Drs. David and Ray founded their Joplin office with Dr. David providing family eye care and the special areas of vision development, vision and learning, vision therapy, neuro-visual rehabilitation and sports vision.

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Dr. Jeff Coleman

Dr. David’s son, Dr. Jeff Coleman is our 3rd generation Optometrist to join Coleman Vision. Dr. Jeff provides Primary vision and eye health care for the family along with vision development, vision and learning, vision therapy, neuro-visual rehabilitation and his special interest of sports vision. Dr. Jeff also acquired the practice of Dr. McKarus when he retired and is welcoming his patients to the Coleman Vision family.



Coleman Vision offers two clinics: Coleman Vision Improvement Center for Family Primary Vision and Eye Health Care, and Coleman Vision Therapy Center for Vision Development, Vision and Learning, Vision Therapy, Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation, and Sports Vision.


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To Our Patient Family,

Based on federal and state recommendations, many offices have voluntarily moved to a temporary model of care where they are reducing or eliminating routine vision care, particularly for at-risk populations, while still allowing urgent care for their patients.

After careful consideration we have made the decision to follow these recommendations until April 3rd, at which time we will re-evaluate.

So what does that mean?

To minimize the spread of COVID-19 our physical office will be temporarily closed to routine vision appointments.  We will have both Doctors and staff in the office Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to answer questions, place contact lens orders and schedule urgent/emergency patients by phone.

We are offering to extend contact lens prescriptions if necessary, to make sure our patients have enough supply until our quarantine lifts.

Both Dr. David and Dr. Jeff are still available for red eyes, sudden vision changes, injuries, and other urgent issues for both new and established patients.  Please feel free to call our office between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday – Thursday.

Our doctors will be providing Tele-health for your convenience and extended care.  We will also be offering extended services for our vision therapy patients.

If you have glasses ordered or glasses that are ready for pick up, we ask that you call ahead and schedule a time to pick those up. Once you have arrived, call the office for check-in, and we will deliver and adjust your glasses at your car.  Contacts and vitamins that are available for pickup will follow same check-in process.

As always, we genuinely care for our patients and want the very best for each of you.  If you need us, or have questions about your specific situations; please feel free to call the office.  This plan of action could change due to federal or state guidelines and recommendations.  Please monitor our Facebook page for updates.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Dr. David Coleman & Dr. Jeff Coleman