Dr. Moore was called to optometry after watching the careers of her father, who was an optician with more than 50 years in the industry, and her mother who was a math and science teacher. She attributes her love of science and work ethic to her parents’ influence. As an optometrist, she’s dedicated to helping each of her patients find solutions to their visual challenges and believes in taking the time to thoroughly explain their conditions, options, and treatments.

Born in Michigan, Dr. Moore earned her undergraduate degree in Visual Science from Ferris State University. She then returned to her alma mater to earn her Doctor of Optometry at the University’s College of Optometry. Now with over three decades of experience, Dr. Moore has worked in nearly every facet of optometry. She is excited to be at Jarvis Vision Center and loves how well-equipped and ready the practice is to improve their patients’ lives through better vision.

Awards & Achievements

Best Optometrist, Manatee County


Get to Know Dr. Moore

Dr. Mary Jo Moore headshot at Jarvis Vision Center
Dr. Moore moved to the area with her husband in June 2022 and is looking for opportunities to get involved in the community. She had the pleasure of joining a Christian medical mission trip to St. Vincent Island, where she helped screen hundreds of people who would otherwise not have had access to eye care. When she’s not caring for her patients’ eyes, she enjoys spending time with her family, and is looking forward to reigniting her passions for playing the piano and painting.

Community Involvement

Light House logo

Manasota Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired
— former board member

American Business Women’s Association logo

American Business Women’s Association
— former board member

Just for Girls, Inc. logo

Just for Girls, Inc.
— former board member

Smith Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding logo

Smith Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding
— former board member


“I called the clinic when my husband began having eye problems. They worked him in that day & everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. He had a thorough eye exam & the doctor explained everything. Great place, friendly, and very helpful. We highly recommend!!”

– B.U.

“I can’t express my appreciation for Dr. Jarvis & his team enough! I have been a lifelong patient of Courtney Vision Center & now Jarvis Vision Center. I have always had great customer service. I have had an on-going eye issue & Dr. Jarvis has went out of his way to personally call & check on me during the pandemic closures. I recently had to call him on a Saturday & although I was reluctant and hated to bother him on the weekend he was insistent on meeting me at the office for treatment. Thank you Dr. Jarvis, staff & family for serving our community with such grace & positivity! You are appreciated!!”

– T.W.

“Yesterday was my first visit at Jarvis Vision Center, and I was very pleased. The entire staff was friendly, and Dr. Jarvis was very knowledgeable. He worked with me to ensure the best lenses for me. The lady that helped me in the optical center was very helpful and very friendly.”

– A.M.

“Great group of folks. Dr. Jarvis is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, and explains things in a way that one can understand. His staff is completely courteous and helpful, especially while we are all dealing with this bizarre COVID time in our lives.”

– M.R.

“I was well taken care of at the Jarvis Eye Clinic. Everyone was friendly and good to me. Everything that was done was thoroughly explained to me, and I was encouraged to ask questions. Dr. Jarvis was very considerate and thorough while making sure I would end up seeing better with his eyeglass prescription.”

– K.B.

“I absolutely LOVE Dr. Jarvis! He is so sweet. So friendly and personable. The staff are super! Just as friendly and easy to talk to. It’s like talking to your next door neighbor when you’re talking to them. I highly recommend this doctor if you’re looking.”

– K.H.