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Dr. James Vann

James W. Vann, O.D.

VisionArts Eyecare Center

614 Market Street
Fulton, MO 65251

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Born and raised in Eldon, Missouri, Dr. Vann attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and received an Honors Degree in Biochemistry in 1986. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1990.

In August, 1990, Dr. Vann moved to Fulton and joined the practice of Richard C. White, O. D. Dr. Vann and his wife, Cindy, purchased the practice from Dr. White in 1992. In August, 1993, VisionArts Eyecare Center moved to its current location at 614 Market St. in Fulton, MO. The year 2017 marks 27 years in practice and 25 years in business for Dr. Vann and VisionArts Eyecare Center in Fulton, MO.

Dr. Vann has been involved in the Fulton community during the past several years. He is a member of the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce, Fulton Breakfast Optimists and was a past board member of the Callaway County YMCA.

Dr. Vann puts a strong focus on the prevention of eye disease, and to support that focus, he obtained his certification as a Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and also as a Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. He also coordinates with Sutherlin Optical Lab to present seminars to other eyecare professionals on topics such as the importance of doctor driven dispensing and how to grow the Transitions shares in the practice.

Dr. Vann is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Missouri Optometric Association. He has been the Past-President of the Central Missouri Optometric Society. In past years, Dr. Vann has returned to the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry where he has been sponsored by Coopervision to speak to third year Optometric students on the importance of independent optometry.

Awards received by Dr. Vann and VisionArts Eyecare Center include:

  • Top six finalist, Transitions Optical’s Eyecare Practice of the Year, 2013
  • Top three finalist, Transitions Optical’s Eyecare Practice of the Year, 2014
  • Winner, Best in Patient Experience, Transitions Innovation Awards, 2015
  • Best Practice, Coopervision, 2015
  • M. Earl McClellan Memorial Award – 1990. Presented by the Missouri Optometric Foundation. This award is presented to the graduating student who best exemplifies independent professional optometry.
  • Missouri Young Optometrist of the Year Award – 1999. Presented by the Missouri Optometric Association.
  • Eyewear Award of Excellence – 2003. Presented by Marchon Eyewear.
  • This award recognizes a select group of U.S. and International Eyecare Professionals providing excellence in product selection and patient service.
  • Business of the Year – 2005. Presented by the Fulton Area Development Corporation.

Dr. Vann enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons on their farm and on the golf course. He also enjoys collecting antique Allis Chalmers tractors.

Dec. 2016

I get very good professional care at Vision Arts and recommend them to all my Friends for their vision needs!!!...
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Dec 2016

I am impressed with the outstanding customer service! They all made me feel welcome and informed....
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May 22, 2016

May 2016: "Long-time customer and can't imagine the need to go anywhere else. Eyesight is arguably the most important of all the senses so it's vital that eye care gets done right. Vision Arts does exactly that. Their office is a "what's the latest in eyecare technology" showroom! The staff...
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May 30, 2016

May 2016: " I have been wearing glasses for 50 years and that was the best service I have ever had from start to finish . Thank you !"...
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Dec. 2016

Been going here since I was just a little baby and I wouldn't go anywhere else!...
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Sarah Heeter – Dec. 2016

Dr Vann has been my optometrist from the very beginning. When I moved away for 3 years, I still drive back to see him and his staff. I trust Dr. Vann and the staff at VisionArts Eyecare....
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Jan 25 2017

I always go to VisionArts Eye care. The DR and staff are very knowledgeable, answer my questions, and provide education on my condition. I am "hard to fit" for glasses but staff helped me find a beautiful pair that fit well. Not a style I would normally choose but when...
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Jan. 11, 2017

I always enjoy my visit to VisionArts Eyecare. The staff makes me feel welcome, they respect my time by making sure I'm working through the different testing stations at a reasonable pace and my questions are answered thoughtfully and thoroughly. Even though they're busy, you leave their office knowing you're...
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June 30, 2016

June 2016: "I am quite squeamish about having my eyes checked. This was the most satisfying appointment I've had so far."...
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June 16, 2016

June 2016: "I'm perfectly thrilled with my visit yesterday evening. U guys worked me in as an emergency and I am thankful for it!!! My eye began feeling better last night! This morning it was even better, and as I am typing this at 11 o'clock my eye looks almost normal. Love...
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July 2, 2016

July 2016: "Offices & eye glass areas are very neat, clean and well organized. All employees very friendly and courteous. Dr Vann very professional, thorough & knowledgeable. I will definitely go back for all my eye concerns."...
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July 1, 2016

The staff is very professional yet personable.  When Dr. Vann arrives in the room, you feel like you are the center of his world and he will not rest until he has given you 150%. What else could a patient want? You have the best doctor ever to attend to...
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July 15, 2016

I have trusted my eyes and vision to Dr. Vann and his staff for a number of years and plan to continue to do so....
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July 23, 2016

July 2016: "I hope I never have to go to another eye doctor. I trust Dr. Vann totally, and he has the most up-to-date equipment that most docs do not have. I want the best eye care available and that is Dr. Vann. And, I like his staff."...
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April 2016

April 2016:  "I appreciate the work to help with correcting my Glasses and concern for my dry eye problem, everyone is so caring. Thank You!!!"...
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May 2016

May 2016: "When I leave VisionArts Eyecare I am confident that I received the best examination possible. The staff are all very professional and friendly. Everyone is genuinely interested in seeing you get the best exam possible. I bought new glasses this time and the technician was very helpful finding...
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March 2016

March 2016: "Amazing! Dr. Vann caught a mistake that another eyecare provider did that could have effected my granddaughter's sight!"...
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