Welcome to Midwest Eye Associates
Midwest Eye Associates has served the greater St. Louis and St. Charles area with the highest quality vision care since 1969. Our eye doctors strive to provide the most comprehensive eye examinations possible. We offer the newest product lines for frames, contact lenses and sunglasses to help maximize everyone’s visual potential. And using the latest technology we can manage nearly every eye condition including glaucoma, macular degeneration, keratoconus, dry eyes and allergies.
The eye doctors and our knowledgeable staff pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible to all our patients and we hope you choose one of Midwest Eye Associates 4 convenient locations for your next eye exam.
Focus on Technology
Each month we'll focus on some of the advanced tools and equipment that we use at Midwest Eye Associates to provide our patients with the best and most advanced professional eye care.
This month the focus is on The GDx Optic Nerve Fiber Analyzer which takes a detailed image of the optic nerve to assess the risk or advancement of glaucoma, which is a disease that slowly destroys the optic nerve.
Q&A with Dr. B.
Dr. Seth Bachelier Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects a small part of the back of the eye called the macula. The macula is the area where light rays come to a focus. It is responsible for our finely-detailed central vision and is very important for most visual tasks. There are two kinds of AMD, dry and wet. The dry form does not involve bleeding in the back of the eye while the wet form of AMD includes bleeding and is typically more severe. During an eye exam your eye doctor looks for drusen, which are deposits that build up behind the eye. These are the precursor to macular degeneration. If you have drusen, it is not a guarantee you will develop the disease. But, you should be watched closely for the changes in your condition. Macular degeneration is a hereditary condition, so those with parents who have AMD are at a greater risk of acquiring it. Smoking and UV radiation are also risk factors for AMD. To protect your maculas wear sunglasses when outdoors, quit smoking, and eat green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach. New glasses and changes in prescription usually offer very little benefit to those with AMD. However, cheaters with large magnification can help with reading and near tasks to a small extent. Anybody concerned about AMD should consult their eye doctor and have yearly dilated eye exams.
Great Eyewear and Eye Care in St. Charles, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and Wentzville MO
From our offices in St. Charles, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and Wentzville , Midwest Eye Associates serves patients from Missouri's, Greater St. Louis Area - schedule an appointment today. If you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our eye doctors.
- Jul 24, 2015 - 6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts
- Jun 11, 2015 - Virtual Tour of our St. Charles Office
- May 29, 2015 - 5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision
- May 17, 2015 - What Women Need to Know About Eye Health
- May 13, 2015 - You, Your Eyes and Your Computer by Dr. Seth Bachelier
- Mar 25, 2014 - Allergies are Here!
If it's Springtime in St. Louis, it must be Allergy Season... More »
- Jan 8, 2014 - Welcome to our New Website
Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice. More »
- Jan 6, 2014 - Pink, Stinging Eyes?
It Could Be Pink Eye. More »
Congratulations to Dr. Brad Borello of our Creve Coeur and St. Charles offices for finishing the St. Louis Go Marathon on April 12, 2015.
Midwest Eye Associates are proud to support Computer Vision Syndrome in all their St. Louis County locations.