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SLUCare Ophthalmology Services

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 support.

Cataract Surgery
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 Ophthalmology
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.
Contact Lens Services
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.
Corneal Services
SLUCare ophthalmologists have pioneered the development of treatments for vision-threatening diseases. These innovative techniques have led to improved successes in corneal transplantation surgery.
Eye Trauma
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 glaucoma.
Low Vision

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 reconstructive procedures.

Optical Shop
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.
Pediatric Services

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.

Refractive Surgery
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.
Retinal Services

SLUCare ophthalmologists treat retinal and vitreous disorders using state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical techniques. We can help patients with macular degeneration, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions.

 To schedule an appointment with a SLUCare ophthalmologist, call 314-977-4440.

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