Joplin, Missouri - Dr. Dan Brothers graduated from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis TN in 1979. This followed his undergraduate studies at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, MO. He received his certification in diagnostic/therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and later became certified in treatment and management of glaucoma patients from the University of Missouri School of Optometry in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Dan enjoys all aspects of primary optometric care particularly contact lenses, treatment of eye diseases and disorders, and co-manages pre and post operative care of patients interested in LASIK refractive surgery and cataract surgery. Dr Dan has served as a trustee with the Missouri Optometric Association, president of the SW MO Optometric Society, past president of the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, member of the American Optometric Association and the MO Optometric Foundation and a graduate of the Management Business Academy. He was a member of the Omega Delta Fraternity Chapter in Memphis while attending Optometry school. He has served as president of the Joplin Kiwanis Club, past president of the Joplin Boys and Girls Club, and past board member of the Joplin Family Y, past alumni of Leadership Joplin, and past board member of the St. Mary's parish council. He maintains membership with the Joplin Elks Club, Joplin Knights of Columbus and serves as Eucharist minister in his church. He tries to find time to fish, golf and bowl. Currently, he and his wife Teresa, keep in touch with their 4 daughters, and 1 granddaughter.