Committed to total eye care
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 provide comprehensive ophthalmological services including a complete range of specialty surgical procedures and support.
Cataract surgery is the most common medical procedure performed on people over 65 years of age. The latest state-of-the-art techniques used by SLUCare eye specialists allow rapid restoration of clear vision with a comfortable outpatient procedure.
Comprehensive ophthalmologists see patients of all ages whether they need a routine wellness exam, eyeglasses or have a serious eye problem. If an eye disorder requires specialty care, a referral will be made to the appropriate sub-specialist.
Contact Lens Services
Our specialists offer expertise in fitting contact lenses, including custom designs, complex toric and bifocal lenses as well as therapeutic lenses for prosthetic purposes. Patients who were previously unsuccessful with contact lenses may benefit from our specialized lens fitting techniques.
The corneal and external disease service continues to pioneer the development of treatments for vision-threatening diseases. These innovative techniques have led to improved successes in corneal transplantation surgery.
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 arrest 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.
SLUCare has one of the nation's largest and the region's only full-time low vision rehabilitation service. This service assists patients with irreversible vision loss caused by macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma or other pathologies to regain lost visual skill and reestablish independence. In addition to providing specialty low-vision examinations and rehabilitation training, low vision aids from simple magnifiers to the latest high-tech devices, are available through the clinic.
The neuro-ophthalmology service provides expertise to those patients with optic nerve disease, double vision, eye movement disorders, and peripheral vision disorders. Our neuro-ophthalmologists have special interest and knowledge in neurologic and neurosurgical disease affecting vision. A team approach is applied whenever possible.
Our oculoplastic service includes eyelid, orbital and lacrimal procedures to provide comprehensive care for both reconstructive and state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery. An emphasis is placed on collaboration with related surgical specialties in complex reconstructive procedures.
SLUCare has a full service Optical Shop with the latest designs in 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 patients are examined at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and the Anheuser-Busch Institute. Pediatric ophthalmology specialists are on staff to address the special needs of children, including strabismus, amblyopia, eye trauma, conjunctivitis, tear duct obstruction, retinopathy of prematurity and eye examinations for glasses.
Our keratorefractive surgery service is at the leading edge of new techniques for vision correction surgery treating both nearsighted and farsighted patients.The greatest care is taken when examining patients and evaluating their eligibility for refractive surgery.
SLUCare ophthalmologists provide comprehensive management of retinal and vitreous disorders using state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical techniques. Among the more frequently encountered problems treated by the retina service include macular degeneration, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions.