Dr. Joseph D. Rich moved to Columbia shortly after completing his Doctorate at Sothern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Growing up and completing his undergraduate work in Biology, Chemistry, and Business Management at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, Dr. Rich considers himself a full-fledged Mizzou fan and actively enjoys going to as many games as possible. Dr. Rich enjoys patients of all ages, but specializes with pediatrics and contact lenses having extended training not only in the treatment and prevention of lazy eye, but in vision rehabilitation, therapy, and sports vision enhancement. Dr. Rich knows firsthand about the difficulties accompanying visual strain and excessive ocular allergies, and because of that he really takes pride in his ability to treat and manage those conditions. Dr. Rich is actively involved in the community with Rotary and other philanthropic organizations and has held many committee chair positions as well.
Family Focus Eyecare’s doctors Dr. Joseph D. Rich & Dr. Lee Ann Barrett specialize in treating the entire family – from 6 months old to all ages of senior vision. While finding the correct glasses or contact lenses for your vision, style, and budget, we also hope to build a relationship with you, our patients. At Family Focus Eyecare, we don’t focus on a number or a quota – we focus on what is best for you and your family. Our comprehensive eye exams aim to both prevent and diagnose eye disease and conditions, while simultaneously enhancing vision, comfort, and convenience. Our goal is for all of our patients to have a lifetime of pristine vision that looks great and patients are proud to wear.
Family Focus Eyecare focuses on providing the best eye care services in the area by using tried and true techniques along with state-of-the art equipment and materials. What separates Family Focus Eyecare from our competitors is that we genuinely care about the health of our patients’ eyes– not meeting numbers or quotas for how many patients we can get through the door. We do not hesitate to spend extra time and effort with our patients to truly inspect and ease concerns for all aspects of ocular health and vision.
Dr. Rich does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Rich's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Contact Lens Exams
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Foreign Body Removal
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Soft Contact Lenses
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Central Missouri
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2008
Southern College of Optometry
Medical School | Graduated 2012
East Tennesee St Univ VAMC Johnson City MC
Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Rich has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Rich has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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