Our doctors of optometry make annual vision exams enjoyable. Feel at ease while your eyes are examined in our relaxing environment at SPECS where “You’ll like what you see.”
Comprehensive Eye Exams
A vision exam is an important part of your overall health. Did you know many health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and multiple sclerosis can be detected in a comprehensive vision exam? It turns out many! We use the most advanced diagnostic equipment to assure you receive thorough optical service.
An annual eye exam is recommended to monitor the health of your eyes. Optometrists at SPECS will check for changes in your vision, look at your overall eye health, and more during your eye exam. It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your vision. The goal of the eye exam is to prevent blindness or serious vision loss and increase the quality of your life by using the most advanced equipment and technology. Click here to learn more.
Children’s Eye Exams
Your child’s eye exam ensures there are no changes to their vision. Things can change very fast as your child grows. Children need near vision, distance vision, eye teaming skills, eye movement skills, focusing skills, peripheral awareness, and eye/hand coordination for early learning. Since 30% of learning disorders are caused by visual problems, it’s important that your child have clear, healthy vision.
We recommend a thorough eye exam once a year. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months.
We strive to make the eye exam as comfortable as possible for every child and the experienced staff and opticians at SPECS are ready to lend a family-friendly touch. If your child has trouble reading, complains of headaches, or experiences coordination issues, it is time for an eye exam. Click here to learn more.
Optos Technology for the Diagnosis & Treatment of Eye Conditions
This revolutionary diagnostic tool allows clinicians to view a majority of the retina. The Optomap Retinal Eye Exam is a non-dilating camera that captures a digital image of the retina (back of the eye). The Optomap allows the doctor to capture a 200° high-resolution image of the retina in a single shot – without dilation – in a quarter of a second. It’s easy for the patient, takes just a few minutes to perform, and is immediately available for review with the patient in the exam room. Click here to learn more.
- Benefits of Optomap Retinal Screening:
- It allows for enlargement of an image to see a more detailed view of the retina.
- It takes just a few minutes start-to-finish, rather than approximately 45 minutes with dilation.
- You leave the office with vision intact, rather than with light-sensitivity and blur.
- It creates a more permanent record.
- The doctor can review images with patients immediately.
Lasik Consultation & Post Lasik Care
LASIK and Cataract Surgery: Consultation and both Pre and Post Surgical Care
Your SPECS optometrists have extensive LASIK and cataract experience. Dr. Dan has provided thousands of patients with LASIK consultation, cataract diagnosis, and pre and post surgical optical care throughout the tri-state area. For any surgical needs, SPECS recommends Dr. Joe Gira, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, who has been in private practice in St. Louis since 1999. He provides surgical services for SPECS patients, including LASIK surgery in his St. Louis office and cataract surgery at the Physicians Surgery Center in Hannibal, MO. Click here to learn more.
Eye Safety & Health Information
Your optical health is a big part of your overall health. You rely on your eyes to take in the world around you, but some conditions can lead to vision loss. Your eye doctor relies upon a comprehensive vision exam to identify and treat these diseases and conditions as early as possible. You need an eye exam as often as your health care provider recommends it or at least once a year. Click here to learn more.
Your SPECS optometrist is on the lookout for the following during every eye exam: