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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Family Eyecare Associates – Laurie the leading provider of vision care products and services in Laurie.

Dr. Brian Eveland

Dr. Brian Eveland graduated with honors from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern College of Iowa.

He has been working here at Family Eyecare Associates since 1999. He sees patients at the Camdenton, Lake Ozark, Osage Beach and Laurie locations.

Dr. Eveland sees patients of all ages from infants up. He specializes in contact lenses, laser vision correction and medical eyecare. He has been a principle investigator in many contact lens and contact lens solution studies.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association and the Heart of America Contact Lens Society.  He is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University Missouri-St.Louis College of Optometry.

Dr. Eveland has a wife, Nancy, and 2 children, Luke and Emily. He is active in coaching, Rotary and church and enjoys boating, basketball, biking, skiing and SCUBA diving.

Dr. Lisa Masters-Groves

Dr. Lisa Masters-Groves is originally from the St. Charles, MO area. She attended the College of the Ozarks in Branson where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.

Dr. Masters brings 13 years of eyecare experience to our practice. She sees patients of all ages in the Lake Ozark and Laurie clinics.

Dr. Masters experienced a life-changing event when she traveled to Mexico on a mission trip to help provide eye care and glasses for 29,000 people. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast and Heart of the Ozarks Chapter of Business and Professional Women.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, camping and traveling.

Dr. John (Bucky) Gazaway

Dr. John (Bucky) Gazaway graduated from Iowa State University and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He established Broadway Vision Clinic in Eagle Grove, Iowa where he practiced for 40 years. He was the first Iowa Optometrist to be named Iowa Optometrist of the Year twice. He has served as President of the Iowa Optometric Association, North Central States Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Gazaway is currently serving on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Southern College of Optometry. He and his wife, Suzanne make their home on the lake in Sunrise Beach. They are the parents of two grown children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Gazaway specializes in medical eye care as well as general eye care. He is currently seeing patients in the Lake Ozark and Laurie offices.

Dr. Tom Dettmer

Dr. Tom Dettmer was born in Ironton, Missouri. He holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri, and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Dettmer served in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps at Naval Hospital Groton, Connecticut, and Naval Medical Center Great Lakes, Illinois, before moving back to Missouri to establish his practice. Dr. Dettmer has now practiced Optometry in his home state for 12 years.

Dr. Dettmer specializes in contact lenses and medical eye care. He has served as an investigator in multiple contact lens studies, including studying the use of contact lenses as a means for drug delivery in eye injury and disease.

Dr. Dettmer lives in Osage Beach with his wife, Jennifer, and three sons. He and his family enjoy outdoor sports including fishing and sailing on Lake of the Ozarks, watching Cardinals baseball and Mizzou Tiger sports, and playing/coaching ice hockey in the winter.