A Doctor with a Vision
In 1967, Dr. Harold Larimore, a prominent Springfield optometrist, merged solo practices with Dr. Richard Baker and Dr. Donald Pettigrew to form a dynamic team in eye care. Sunshine Eye Clinic was born. Those early years began in a renovated service station on South Street near downtown Springfield, but it was not the building that was important. The value was in the service and care given to the patients of our Ozarks community. Success was the result of incorporating one of the largest selections and inventory of eyewear and contact lenses in Southwest Missouri with leading-edge technology and diagnostic equipment, and a commitment to excellence in eye care.
Those founders are no longer with us, but their legacy continues at Sunshine Eye Clinic. In 1989 the practice moved to its present location on Sunshine Street. Major renovations and updates were completed in 2021 to modernize the facility and create a better workflow and experience for our patients. Dr. Bary Brown, Dr. Ronald Keeling, Dr. Chris Boschen, and Dr. Wesley Rushing have joined and shaped the practice to what it is today. We invite you to experience eye doctors that will listen to you and treat you as a person, not a number. We invite you to experience a team committed to solving your eye care problems with excellence. We welcome you to an eye center featuring the best in service and eyewear for the whole family. Our goal is to help you see well, look good, and be healthy.