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Ashley joined the Coleman Vision Team in December 2016. She brings over 15 years of experience working with children; several of those focused on children with special needs. Ashley completed her Intervening credentials from USU in 2015 specializing in working with deaf and blind children. She contributes a lot of experience, love and compassion to the Coleman Vision Team which is beneficial working with children with visual learning problems. Ashley is extremely excited to be a part of the Coleman Vision team and looks forward to integrating her love of children, her specialized education and her passion for helping others find their inner confidence and self-worth to her daily work. Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys cooking, taking pictures and spending time with family. Being a mother to two little boys keeps Ashley and her husband very busy. Their weekends are spent cooking, playing outside & juggling the activities of two active boys.



Linda was the first staff person hired when Coleman Vision opened in 1990. At the time she was hired as the front office receptionist, technician, frame stylist, in short, our all-in-one staff person. She shares a passion for bringing the benefits of developmental optometry and vision therapy to the people of Joplin and the 4 States. As Dr. David advanced his post-doctoral studies, Linda also studied and trained with doctors across the country. Linda has become a very skilled, knowledgeable and effective Vision Therapist who has blessed hundreds of children and adults with her compassionate heart and Vision Therapy.

“When patients give you a hug and share, ‘You were the answer to many prayers,’ or a husband says ‘Thanks for giving me back my wife,’ I know why I continue to do the hardest job I ever loved!” – Linda



Sharon joined Coleman Vision in January 2016. She has extensive experience working in ophthalmology and optometry offices since the 1980’s. She pretests patients for their exams, performs diagnostic testing as ordered by the doctors, and trains new contact lens wearers. She has 2 daughters, 2 grandsons,3 granddaughters, and enjoys spending time with her family.



Steve joined Coleman Vision in July 2014 after having worked in the Optical Industry since 1988. He has continuously maintained his ABO certification as a certified Optician since 1995. He previously owned and operated his own optical dispensary business for a few years. He has always displayed a passion for fitting and dispensing well made,quality eyewear along with the newest technologies in lens design in order to best suit the patients’ needs.

Steve has 2 children and 5 grandchildren whom he adores.He enjoys organic gardening,traveling, healthful cooking and diet, reading, daily meditation, and assisting his son coaching local area youth soccer teams.



Holli joined the Coleman Vision team in May of 2017. Holli brings over fifteen years of experience working in insurance.  Holli works hard every day filing insurance, verifying benefits, and answering patients insurance questions. Holli is an extremely fun, caring and compassionate individual.

Holli has one son and a beautiful granddaughter who keeps her very busy .  She really enjoys spending her down time reading and with her family.

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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