SLUCare ophthalmologists are committed to total eye care. From regular eye exams,
contact lens and eyeglass services, to the treatment and management of eye disease
and eye trauma, we offer a complete range of specialty surgical procedures and vision
Cataract surgery is the most common medical procedure performed on people over 65 years of age. SLUCare
eye specialists use state-of-the-art techniques to provide you with rapid restoration
of clear vision in a comfortable outpatient procedure.
Comprehensive ophthalmologists see patients of all ages, whether they need a routine
wellness exam or eyeglasses, or have a serious eye problem. If an eye disorder requires
specialty care, our ophthalmologists will refer you to the appropriate specialist.
We are experts in fitting contact lenses, including custom designs, and complex toric
and bifocal lenses. We also offer therapeutic lenses for prosthetic purposes. Even
if you have been previously unsuccessful with contact lenses, you may benefit from
our specialized lens fitting.
As the regional eye trauma center for the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding
150-mile radius, SLUCare is part of the National Eye Trauma System. We specialize
in the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques available to treat eye injuries.
Early detection and treatment of glaucoma can minimize or stop vision loss. SLUCare
ophthalmologists have the latest technology to detect, track and treat glaucoma. Our
faculty is specially trained and have expertise in treating severe or uncontrolled
SLUCare has one of the nation's largest — and the St. Louis region's only — full-time
low-vision rehabilitation service. We assist patients with irreversible vision loss
caused by macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma or other diseases, allowing them
to regain lost visual skill and re-establish their independence. In addition to providing
specialty low-vision examinations and vision rehabilitation training, SLUCare offers
low vision aids from simple magnifiers to the latest high-tech devices.
SLUCare neuro-ophthalmologists serve people with optic nerve disease, double vision,
eye movement disorders and peripheral vision disorders. Our neuro-ophthalmologists
have a special interest in neurologic and neurosurgical diseases affecting vision.
SLUCare performs eyelid, orbital and lacrimal procedures as part of our offerings
in the area of reconstructive and state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery on the eye. We
place an emphasis on collaboration with related surgical specialties during complex
SLUCare has a full service optical shop with the latest designs in eyeglass frames and lenses. Our skilled opticians will
assist you in finding the most attractive frame to fit you. Our expertise extends
to fitting children, as well as adults with complex eye disorders.
Our pediatric patients are examined at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
and at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - South Campus. Pediatric ophthalmology
specialists are on staff to address the special vision needs of children. We treat
strabismus, amblyopia, eye trauma, conjunctivitis, tear duct obstruction and retinopathy of prematurity, and offer pediatric eye examinations for glasses.
SLUCare's keratorefractive surgery service is at the leading edge of new techniques
for vision correction surgery treating both nearsighted and farsighted patients. We take the greatest care when examining patients and evaluating their
eligibility for refractive surgery.