We know your vision is important to you – and it’s important to us. When you come for your appointment, we make sure to schedule ample time for your appointment so you will never feel rushed. Our office provides complete eye care for both adults and children. Our comprehensive eye examinations will check your eyes inside and out for any potential eye disorders or diseases. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated and appropriate treatment is prescribed, whether it’s medication, lenses, or vision therapy. We are prepared to handle whatever your eyecare needs are, and utilize the latest technological advances in diagnostic instrumentation. We are committed to keeping up with eye care technology to provide you with the very best care.
Our professionals can help fit you into a pair of lenses that is just right for you. We are experts in fitting contact lenses and can handle the most specialized needs. Whether rigid or soft lenses, we are experienced in handling the most difficult of prescriptions.
If you have allergies, then you know allergies can be particularly annoying to contact lens wearers. In the past many people had to quit wearing their lenses during the allergy season. However, new lens materials and allergy medications have made it possible for these people to eliminate the burning itchy eyes associated with allergies. Prescription medications such as Patanol, Optivar, and Elestat are amazingly effective and safe even in children as young as three. Let us know when you come in for your appointment if you have special allergy needs and we will be happy to help you.
We contract with Midland Optical, St. Louis' premier wholesale optical laboratory for 50 years, which utilizes the latest technological advances to fabricate your glasses. We are able to provide you with any frame or lens design available. We use only premium quality materials, and never use discontinued frames. We stand behind everything we dispense, and guarantee complete satisfaction.
Frames - Designer Lines - Safety Frames - Sports Frames - Swim goggles (with prescription lenses) - Childrens Frames - Sunglasses - Spring Hinges - Lightweight Space-age Metals - Large Selection Lens Features -Thin, Lightweight Lenses - Safety Lenses - Polycarbonate Lenses - Progressive Lenses - Computer Lenses - Sports Lenses - Transition Lenses - Special Tints - Polarized lenses - Anti-Reflective Coatings - Ultra-Violet Protection
- Designer Lines
- Safety Frames
- Sports Frames
- Swim goggles (with prescription lenses)
- Childrens Frames
- Spring Hinges
- Lightweight Space-age
- Large Selection
-Thin, Lightweight Lenses
- Safety Lenses
- Polycarbonate Lenses
- Progressive Lenses
- Computer Lenses
- Sports Lenses
- Transition Lenses
- Special Tints
- Polarized lenses
- Anti-Reflective Coatings
- Ultra-Violet Protection
We believe strongly in the necessity of wearing a "Sunscreen for your eyes". Sun exposure has been shown to contribute to many eye diseases, including Macular degeneration, Cataracts, and skin cancers of the eyelids. We stock many fine sunglasses, including Maui Jim, WileyX, Carerra, Saks Fifth Avenue, Liz Claiborne, Kate Spade, and Jalapenos.
Most people with vision correction issues are wanting to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them. Here is a brief description of the procedure;
A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.
People will often say that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours. but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for some weeks, even months.
LASIK is not for everyone. People's eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you.
After the procedure, our post-op care involves monitoring your eyes and adjusting your medication for the best possible results.
Our office has good working relationships with eye surgeons and more specialized eye care doctors to provide many of the surgical services such as Cataract surgery, Laser surgery, Refractive surgery and Strabismus surgery, and repair of retinal detachments, retinal tears and hemorrhages. You can be assured that your eyes will be comprehensively managed by the best eye care professionals.
Emergencies, Eye Infections, Eye Injuries
Our office provides emergency services for eye infections and eye injuries. Please call our office at 618-628-3939 (EYEZ) during office hours or our emergency number; 618-530-6123 after hours or on weekends. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. After assessing the extent of the injury or infection a treatment plan will be formulated and explained to you. Treatment may include medications and supportive care. Follow-up visits to monitor your recovery will be scheduled as needed.
If you have special eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, or complications from diabetes, you will require special attention to your eye care. We can effectively manage these conditions and prescribe the appropriate medications or, when necessary, arrange for surgery. We co-manage with surgeons and hospitals to assure your best overall care. If you would like information on any of these eye diseases, be sure to visit our EyeCyclopedia™ for detailed information and photographs that may help you to better understand your eye condition. We have the latest diagnostic technologies to help to diagnose and monitor many eye disease processes.
We are participating providers for many health insurance plans and vision benefit plans.
Health insurance plans that we accept include Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Illinois Aetna, Cigna HMO, Healthlink, Tricare Standard, Tricare Prime, Tricare for Life, United Healthcare, United Healthcare Medicare Complete/Secure Horizons,and PHCS. If your insurance plan is not listed, we may be able to bill as "out of network" providers when you have a medical condition that requires treatment. Check back if your insurance is not listed, or call or email us to inquire about your insurance.
Vision Plans that we accept include EyeMed and VSP.