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For your convenience, we are now offering prescription-based ordering for both glasses and contact lenses. We will have them delivered directly to your door. 100% supported by our optical staff.

Laser Vision Correction

Conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be eliminated with laser vision correction.

Breakthrough Cataract Care

The surgeons at MWBEC have the experience to restore your vision so you will see clearly for many years to come.

Eye Care for the Entire Family  

Routine eye care for the family is all about prevention and early detection of eye diseases that may not have any symptoms.

Excellence In Diabetic Eye Care

We use the latest procedures and advice to help patients dealing with any stage of diabetic retinopathy.

Advance Solutions For Glaucoma

We help patients suffering from glaucoma protect their remaining vision and avoid further visual disturbances.

Since 1977 when Dr. James A. Murphy began practicing in St. Joseph, Missouri, we have been providing patients with personalized and attentive eye care. At Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Center, it is our professional commitment and each staff member’s personal goal to see that you and your family receive quality care in a pleasant and efficient atmosphere.Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Center has three offices in Northwest Missouri staffed by four board-certified ophthalmologists (medical doctors who perform eye surgery) and three board-certified doctors of optometry (eye doctors who specialize in prescribing glasses and contact lenses and who also treat many medical eye conditions). We have a staff of more than 50 support personnel, many of whom have been employed for more than 20 years and have achieved specialty certification in assisting eye physicians.We are proud that most of our new patients come to us by referral from other physicians in the community and current patients of the practice. We realize that you have many options for eye care in Northwest Missouri. Thank you for choosing Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Center.