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Mizzou Optical Shops

img-doctors-Fraunfelder_RickSince opening on Dec. 4, 1995, Mizzou Optical has provided exceptional service to customers in Mid-Missouri. Our newest location, Mizzou Optical East, opened January 11, 2012. It features a complete line of fashion and designer frames for custom eyeglasses, sunglasses, sports eyewear, contact lenses and pediatric frames for babies and children. Mizzou Optical shops provide the highest quality eyewear at an affordable price. We are proud of the dedicated staff members who take pride in their work and enjoy helping customers with their eye care needs.


Frederick W. Fraunfelder, MD


Are you at a computer or using a tablet for hours at a time?

You could be at risk for computer vision syndrome. The average adult uses digital devices for four to six hours a day. As our eyes tire, they work hard to focus, causing strain that leads to irritation.

Mizzou Optical offers Kodak MonitorView progressive lenses, specifically designed for improved viewing of items up to 30 inches away.

To learn more, call or stop by one of our locations.

Mizzou Optical is located on first floor of University Hospital.

Open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Please call: (573) 884-7710

Mizzou Optical East is located across the street from Women’s and Children’s Hospital at 3215 Wingate Court.

Open weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Please call: (573) 884-4568

Optical Services

Mizzou Optical - located within the Mason Eye Institute

(573) 884-7710

  • More than 1,000 frames, including 20 designer lines
  • Expertise in pediatric fitting and more than 100 children’s frames in stock (including Miraflex)
  • On-site lab
  • Same-day service available for select prescriptions
  • In-store optical and low vision aids
  • Fitting of safety glasses
  • Wiley X frames (often used by motorcyclists)
  • RxSpecs and sports frames
Mizzou Optical East - located at 3215 Wingate Court, Suite 3

(573) 884-4568

  • More than 600 frames
  • Expertise in pediatric fitting and more than 100 children’s frames in stock (including Miraflex)
  • RxSpecs and sports frames
  • Eye patches for children

Either Optical shop can fill any eyeglass prescription given to you by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Other Optical Services

  • Bifocals
  • Progressive (no line) bifocals
  • Trifocals
  • High index polycarbonate (thin) lenses
  • Photochromic (self-tinting) lenses
  • Anti-reflective coatings
  • In-house tinting
  • Eyeglass accessories
  • Contact lenses
  • Tints available
  • Gas permeable soft
  • Disposable
  • Specializing in infant and toddler fittings

More than 80 years combined experience

Jenn Oliver, Certified Optician, Manager of Optical Operations

Norman Blakley, Certified Optician

Cheryl Parnell, Optician's Assistant

Hillary Hyde , Optician's Assistant

Employee Discount

University of Missouri faculty, staff and immediate family members receive a 25 percent discount on all purchases, including frames, lenses, low vision aids, contact lenses and solutions. Additional discounts do not apply. We are an out-of-network VSP provider.


Mizzou Optical hours are:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mizzou Optical East hours are:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Mizzou Optical is located within the Mason Eye Institute in the main lobby of University Hospital, across from the pharmacy.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

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