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Your Top Choice for Expert Eye Exams in Greater St. Louis

We Have Years of Experience Checking Eyes in St. Charles, St. Peters, Creve Coeur and Wentzville!

At Midwest Eye Associates, we offer expert optometrists, cutting-edge technology for precise eye exams, and total dedication to patient satisfaction. What more do you need for the best eye care in the area?

Our team believes in personalized eye care services for every individual. In order to accomplish this, we pride ourselves on developing a positive, lasting relationship with each patient. When you first arrive to one of our offices, located conveniently in St. Charles, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, and Wentzville, MO, your eye exam will begin with a warm welcome.

Our compassionate eye doctor will ask you a series of questions about your medical history, family eye history, visual expectations and lifestyle preferences. This is also the time to ask us any questions you may have. We are interested in getting to know you in order to design your eye exam.

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Learn Why Everyone Needs Routine Eye Exams

Many people wait until they have a complaint before scheduling an appointment in our eye care centers in St. Charles, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, or Wentzville, MO. However, there are many benefits to coming in for your comprehensive eye exam – before you have any visual complaints. Learn what you have to gain from routine eye exams:

  1. Vision changes and aging go together. With both kids and adults, growing older is linked to the onset and progression of many common vision conditions. If you wear eyewear (contact lenses or eyeglasses), our eye doctor may need to issue a new vision prescription. If you never needed vision correction, you may need it now! Presbyopia is typical after age 40, and you may require reading glasses or multifocal lenses to focus on small print or to near tasks. In children, undetected vision conditions can interfere with learning, and only a comprehensive eye exam will verify that your child’s eyesight is optimal.
  1. Eye exams can detect ocular disease at an early stage. Many eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, only present symptoms once the disease has progressed. Treatment for eye disease is typically more complicated and less successful at a later stage.
  1. Eyes show a picture of your overall health. Our eye care specialists in in Wentzville, St. Peters, St. Charles and Creve Coeur can look into your eyes to see your general health. Many hazardous conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol are apparent on the inner tissues of your eyes. If we spot any problematic signs, we will refer you to an appropriate medical care provider.

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Customized Eye Exam Tests & Procedures

The tests that we perform during your eye exam depend upon your unique requirements and condition; your age and health are two important variables.

Visual Acuity

The first part of your eye exam in St. Peters, St. Charles, Creve Coeur and Wentzville, will consist of visual acuity tests to ensure that you see as clearly as possible. In addition to checking your eyesight by having you read a basic Snellen eye chart, we’ll also assess functional vision – such as eye teaming, mobility and focusing.

To determine your detailed vision prescription, our eye doctor will perform refraction by using a phoropter to identify the correct lens power. This involves having you look through a series of lenses and provide feedback about what appears sharpest. This test can also be done with the help of an autorefractor, which is most helpful for patients who have trouble giving feedback.

Inspecting Your Eye Health

Quality vision relies upon healthy eyes. We will evaluate the health of your inner eye tissues closely during your eye exam. We may dilate your eyes with eye drops, which helps us see your retina and optic nerve more clearly. Our eye doctor will administer a slit lamp (biomicroscope) exam and/or use advanced diagnostics, such as digital imagery, to look for any abnormalities. We may also use a tonometer to measure your intraocular eye pressure, which is a part of glaucoma screening. No matter where you have your eye exam, either in Creve Coeur, St. Peters, St. Charles, or Wentzville, MO, you will benefit from the latest technology and progressive treatment.

Now that you understand how important eye exams are and you know what to expect during your appointment at Midwest Eye Associates, we look forward to seeing you in our eye care clinics in St. Charles, Wentzville, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur!


COVID-19 Update

We want to update you on our plan of action related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Based on the recommendation from the CDC, we are suspending all routine eye care until they advise otherwise. However, we will be available for urgent and emergent care as needed (ie, eye infections, injuries or sudden onset vision loss or change).

All patients with scheduled visits will be contacted by our staff to reschedule. In order to help the schedule management run smoothly, we ask that you wait to be contacted by our team for rescheduling. We don’t know how long this suspension will last, as the current state of COVID-19 is evolving daily.

For those affected by this schedule suspension, if you are without glasses or contacts, we will work with you individually to keep you supplied with prescriptions. If you need pharmacy prescriptions refilled, please let us know as well.

**Further, for our contact lens patients, we recommend you consider discontinuing contact lens wear if you exhibit flu-like or respiratory illness symptoms, as the eye surface and tears can be a source of exposure and spread to others.**

In addition, we will be available for glasses and contact lens pick up by appointment. Please call the office when you arrive, and a staff member will deliver your purchase directly to your vehicle. On a limited basis, we will provide glasses repairs and adjustments.

We ask that all patients who exhibit flu-like or respiratory illness symptoms, or have had a fever in the last two weeks to refrain from visiting the office until you are symptom-free for two weeks. If you have traveled internationally or to CA, WA or NY in the last 30 days again we ask that you refrain from visiting the office for two weeks.

If an in-person visit proves necessary, we ask that only the patient come into the office unless personal assistance is required. All guests will be asked to remain in your vehicle. One parent or guardian may accompany a minor patient.

In the midst of this uncertainty, we ask for your understanding of these limitations as the health and well being of our team, patients and community is of the utmost importance.

Be well and stay healthy.