Dr. Bruce Kater, OD

Optometry ·  Male

Dr. Kater

Mercy Clinic Eye Specialist

1229 E Seminole St Ste 430 Springfield, MO 65804

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(417) 820-9393


Dr. Bruce Kater, OD is an optometrist in Springfield, MO. He specializes in optometry.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Low wait times . Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
  • Trustworthy . Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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Dr. Kater accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kater's Reviews

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4.1

Based on 8 reviews

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I am 70, and have had Vertigo and motion sickness for years. He is the first and only doctor to diagnose what was causing my Vertigo. He took the time to explain everything, and he was not in a hurry to go see the next patient. I just wish I had found him years ago. He is definitely the doctor you are looking for, being as you're reading these reviews.
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Dr. Kater and his nurse Melanie are the greatest!! Words don't describe how much they care and take care of you. They always listen , are caring , and wonderful! I've never had a doctor who has cared so much ! I see them several times a year and always great, and helps me.Best doctor and nurse I've ever had!
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I am an 84 year old female who has worn glasses since I was six years old. Dr. Kater has done more for my eyes than any doctor I have ever seen. I hope I never have to see anyone else for my eyes!!
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I was referred to Dr Kater by Dr Van Ess for Visual Midline Shift. Dr Kater prescribed yoked prism glasses that were a great help. But, the follow-up was minimal. Dr Kater did not listen to my concerns. Physical Therapist told me about another Neuro-Optometrist in the area. That doctor worked with me for several months to correct the problems.
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If you are prepared to deal with a self-centered ego-driven jerk, this is the one for you. He may have a lot of knowledge, he certainly THINKS so, but I could not get around his loud mouth, gum chewing, and know-it-all attitude. His assistant tells you ahead of time that he will ask a lot of questions and he wants yes, no, left, right, etc. To save ALL questions until the end. She was very nice. He was not. I have a hard time believing he is competent when he treats patients this way.
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Dr. Bruce Kater, OD is an optometrist in Springfield, MO. He specializes in optometry.

Specialties

  • Optometry