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
Why is my glasses prescription not the same as my contact lens prescription?
In some cases the glasses and contact prescriptions will be the same. But, due to glasses resting 12 to 15 millimeters in front of your eyes and contacts actually on the ocular surface, light rays entering the eye do take different paths depending on the type of lens correction. For mild prescriptions they can be very close to the same. As the prescription gets larger though, the difference between glasses and contacts can be significant.
Astigmatism also plays a big role. When the front surface of the eye, the cornea, is not perfectly round, often times contacts don’t rest normally on the eye. Sometimes the lenses rotate on the eye and adjustments need to be made to the contact prescription, making the numbers different than glasses. Also, contacts are manufactured by the millions while glasses are “made to order” for each individual prescription. So, if your prescription does not fall exactly on a manufactured number, the doctor may have to make slight adjustments to your contacts. This is why doctors take special measurements for contacts that are not needed for glasses. It also explains how patients may end up with different prescriptions between contacts and glasses.
As the table shows, prescription strength can be different depending on how close to the eye the lenses are placed.
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.
- Nov 23, 2015 - How Do We See?
Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process! More »
- Nov 2, 2015 - How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss
Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes More »
- Oct 25, 2015 - Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision
- Jun 11, 2015 - Virtual Tour of our St. Charles Office
- 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.