State Board of Optometry

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335

Phone: (573)-751-0814
Fax: (573)-751-8216


Director: Brian Barnett

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 336.130

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The Missouri State Board of Optometry develops, enhances and supports a regulatory environment for industries, professionals and consumers that maintains security, service, integrity and stability, while fostering a flexible and progressive approach toward the future.

Function: The Missouri State Board of Optometry licenses qualified optometrists; approves post-graduate education required for re-licensure; certifies qualified optometrists in the administration of pharmaceutical agents; approves professional optometry corporations; establishes standards of professional conduct; investigates consumer and patient complaints; and disciplines optometrists for violations of the optometry statutes and/or regulations.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 3

Location of meetings: Jefferson City/Lake Ozark area, Kansas City, and St. Louis

Duration of meetings: 1 day

Preparation time for meetings:

Total time commitment: 8 to 20 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 6

Appointed members: 6

Term length: 5 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $50 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 5 members must be professional members and 1 must be a public member

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Dr. Deborah Kerber
Professional Member 1
Term begins: Feb 19, 2019
Term expires: Jun 30, 2019

Dr. Scott Ream
Professional Member 2
Term begins: Feb 19, 2019
Term expires: Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Donald Vanderfeltz
Professional Member 3
Term begins: Feb 16, 2011
Term expires: Jun 30, 2013

Dr. Kyle Edward Brost
Professional Member 4
Cape Girardeau
Term begins: Mar 7, 2014
Term expires: Jun 30, 2015

Dr. Kurt W. Finklang
Professional Member 5
Term begins: Sep 23, 2010
Term expires: Jun 30, 2012

Vacant Slot
Public Member