The eye doctors at Midwest Eye Associates specialize in understanding how the human eye really works
As well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Our eye doctors proudly serve the greater St. Louis area with offices in St. Charles, Creve Coeur, St. Peter’s, & Wentzville, MO. Our eye doctors provide complete eye care and eye exams for you and your entire family.
Describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our Eye Doctors:
Dr. Douglas Huff is a native of St. Louis, so your first question may be, “Where did he go to high school?” Lindbergh High School is his alma mater, where he ran track and cross country and can boast of running a 4 minute and 26 second mile. He remained in St. Louis where he continued his undergraduate work at Washington University. Having several opportunities for optometry school, Dr. Huff chose to study at Southern California College of Optometry where he earned the title of Valedictorian of his graduating class.
Upon graduation he was offered a clinical position at the college. He was anxious to return to St. Louis where he began working in South St. Louis with is family Optometrist. In 1989 he opened his own practice in its current location in Central St. Louis County.
Dr. Huff has been a clinical investigator for over 70 studies for all the major contact lens and contact lens solution companies. He was elected to the Board of the St. Louis Optometric Society for a 5 year rotation, serving as President in 1991-1992. Since then he has served in an advisory position as Past President several times. He also chaired the Contact Lens Committee for many years.
From 1997-2004, Dr. Huff served as a Director for the Heart of America Contact Lens Society in the capacity of Secretary/Treasurer of this prestigious organization, which provides continuing education for 7 states and over 1200 Optometrists and their staff each year.
In 1999 he was chosen by the St. Louis Optometric Society as the Optometrist of the Year and was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award in 2012.
In addition, Dr. Huff has participated in five vision mission trips to Romania and Brazil. Being the only Optometrist in the group, he looked at a lot of eyes and helped in distributing over 3000 pair of glasses to those in need, truly elevating their quality of life.
The ultimate goal Dr. Huff is to provide each patient with the best possible care in a friendly, personal and professional manner; while at the same time trying to find the best solution for the individual patient’s needs.
Dr. Brad Borello graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. He went on to graduate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and received Dean’s List honors.
He performed his disease based clinical rotation at the Kansas City VA medical center, trained at a Contact Lens specialty clinic in the St. Louis area, and completed a refractive surgery rotation at TLC laser center. Brad is currently a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), and the St. Louis Optometric Society (SLOS).
In his spare time, Dr. Borello enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and being outdoors. He currently resides in St. Louis with his wife and their two children.
Dr. Trista Pabisz received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2009. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2013, where she graduated with honors.
Dr. Pabisz is trained to diagnose and manage ocular disease including dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. She completed her training in ocular disease at the Kansas City VA Hospital. She also has training in the co-management of cataract and refractive error surgery and specialty contact lenses from Pepose Vision Institute. In addition to her ocular disease training, Dr. Pabisz also has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye diseases, which she completed at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry Center for EyeCare. Dr. Pabisz was also trained in the diagnosis and management of binocular vision disorders and learning related vision problems at two prominent binocular vision/vision therapy clinics in Arizona and Michigan.
As a result of her pediatric training, Dr. Pabisz has developed a passion for pediatric optometry and is a proud provider for a nationwide program called InfantSee, where she provides free comprehensive eye exams for infants ages 6-12 months. She is also a part time faculty member in the pediatric department of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.
Dr. Pabisz is a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, and the St. Louis Optometric Association. She is also a volunteer doctor for the Eye Care Charity of Mid America, where she provides eye exams and glasses for students at local area schools. Personally, Dr. Pabisz lives in the St. Louis area with her husband, Ben, and their dog, Wesley.
Dr. Todd Hamilton is an Indiana native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Indiana University. After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Hamilton went on to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, graduating in 2000. He has had clinical training at the John Cochran and Jefferson Barracks Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers in St. Louis, Missouri, and the University of Missouri Centers for Eye Care. Dr. Hamilton specializes in the fitting of multifocal contact lenses, as well as the treatment of corneal eye diseases and dry eye.
Dr. Todd is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), and the St. Louis Optometric Society (SLOS).
Dr. Todd lives in Cottleville with his wife, twin sons, Ethan and Andrew, and dog, Murphy. When not seeing patients, he can usually be found spending time with family and friends, hiking, or reading.
Dr. Carli Hays received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science at Missouri State University in Springfield and then her Doctor of Optometry degree from University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Good-Life Award for excellence in pediatric care, and the Missouri Optometric Foundation Private Practice Award. She was an officer for the Missouri Optometric Student Association, National Optometric Association, and St. Louis Optometric Society. She is trained to diagnose and manage ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. She completed her disease-based clinical rotation at the Kansas City VA Hospital. She completed other clinical rotations at Resler-Kerber Optometry and Galanis Cataract and Laser Center. Other clinical interests of hers include fitting of multi-focal contact lenses, dry eye disease, and myopia control.
Dr. Hays grew up in Kirksville, MO and now resides in the St. Louis area. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with family, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dr. Steven Henderson received his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education- Biology with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. During his time in optometry school Dr. Henderson worked as a teacher’s aide in the Neuroanatomy, Clinical Optometry, and Ocular Disease courses.
He completed his disease-based clinical rotation at Saint Louis University Eye Center. He completed other clinical rotations at Envision Eye Specialists and Tomasino-Goerss Vision Source. Throughout his schooling and clinical rotations he received training in the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Dr. Henderson has worked with Midwest Eye Associates throughout his time in optometry school and has received mentorship and training from Dr. Huff. Dr. Henderson is working with Dr. Huff to assist in his transition to spending more time with family. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
Dr. Henderson is from Washington, Missouri and now resides in the Saint Louis area with his wife, Megan, and their daughter, Audrey. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, brewing beer, and spending time outdoors.