About MOC

About Madison Optometric Center

We are a premier eyecare center, providing exceptional eye care and fashion forward eyewear. We provide a warm, welcoming environment where relationships matter!

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Meet the Team

Dr. Nancy Kottraba

Dr. Kottraba, Magna Cum Laude, Illinois College of Optometry, has been with MOC for 6 years, and practicing optometry for over 20. She's originally from Ohio and has her bachelor's degree from Miami University. She enjoys all aspects of the eye care profession, and offers a wide spectrum of patient care.
Dr. Michael MorgenthalerDr. Michael Morgenthaler
Dr. Morgenthaler graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry and has practiced optometry in Madison for over 30 years. He has been with MOC for 10 years. He practices primary care optometry with a particular interest in contact lenses, refractive surgery and anterior segment.

Ryan Gourlie
Ryan comes to MOC with a history in retail sunglass sales in sunny Orlando, where hip sun protection for eyes is a part of the landscape. He’s got a real eye for fashion and flair, and guarantees to make shopping for frames as much fun as showing them off.
Chase Thang
Chase comes from the northwoods of Wisconsin, but don't let the burly exterior fool you; Chase is a big softie! Chase moved to Madison for the university, but stayed for the open-minded people and the mix of urban and natural spaces. He developed a passion for optometry and patient care, and is traveling the wide avenue of eye health to narrow his direction. Chase believes equilibrium is key, and he loves to mix some FUN into FUNction. Chase wants to reveal the hidden character in each face; to push you outside your boundaries, yet also ensure your ultimate comfort. Stop in for a chat, repairs, adjustments, or a FUNctional new frame; Chase is always here to make you feel at home!
Samantha Krakow
Samantha is 2nd generation MOC, following her mamma’s lead into the world of eye care. Like mother like daughter, she was a frames consultant for Tura Eyewear before bringing her organizational mastery and family commitment to MOC.

Lynne Derra
Lynne became the owner of Madison Optometric Center after joining the practice as a partner in 2012. She has over 25 years of optical experience, including 17 years in sales with Tura Eyewear, 2 years as a territory manager for an optical lab, and 10 years as an operations manager in private practice. Her focus is on making you feel good about your eyewear choices, and on training her staff to do the same. She also brings to the practice a genuine love for downtown Madison.


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History

MOC Store 1940sIn the 1940s, our original practice at 615 State Street was a perfume shop owned by Erdis Hansen. The cabinets you see behind her were used to display our eyewear for the 32 years we were there. We look forward to discovering hidden secrets about our new location!