LASIK for Monovision: Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

LASIK for Monovision: Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

LASIK has evolved to address a variety of visual impairments. One advancement, especially beneficial for individuals over 40, is monovision LASIK. This approach offers a solution to the age-related condition of presbyopia, eliminating the need for reading glasses. In this article, we’ll explore how monovision LASIK works and its potential to free individuals from the […]

LASIK vs. PRK: Which Laser Eye Surgery Is Right for You?

Laser eye surgery has revolutionized the field of vision correction, offering alternatives to traditional glasses or contact lenses. Two popular procedures, LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), stand out as effective solutions for vision correction. Understanding the differences between these procedures is crucial in determining which might be the most suitable option. […]

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Pros and Cons 

LASIK VS Contact Lenses

When it comes to achieving clear vision without the aid of glasses, two popular options often come to mind: LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and contact lenses. Both offer distinct advantages and potential drawbacks, making the choice between them a personal one. Let’s compare LASIK and contact lenses, weighing their respective pros and cons to […]

Are You a Candidate for LASIK? Find Out Now! 

Are You a Candidate for LASIK in St. Louis

Are you tired of constantly reaching for your glasses or fumbling with contact lenses? Do you dream of waking up with clear vision and bidding farewell to vision correction devices? LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, may be the answer you’re looking for. But how do you know if you’re a suitable candidate for this […]

LASIK for Patients with Diabetes: Is It Safe? 


Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, commonly known as LASIK, is a popular and effective vision correction procedure that has transformed the lives of millions of people by providing freedom from glasses and contact lenses. However, for individuals with diabetes, the decision to undergo LASIK surgery requires careful consideration. Addressing Concerns for Diabetic Individuals LASIK is a […]

LASIK for Military Personnel: Benefits and Considerations

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, commonly known as LASIK, has revolutionized vision correction and provided numerous benefits to individuals in various walks of life. Among those who stand to gain significantly from LASIK are military personnel. Let’s explore the benefits and considerations of LASIK for our service members. Benefits of LASIK for Military Personnel 1. Enhanced […]

The Spooky Risks of Non-Prescription Colored Contacts for Halloween

colored contact lenses for Halloween

Halloween is the time of year when people go all out to transform themselves into their favorite ghouls, superheroes, or creatures of the night. From elaborate costumes to face paint, it’s all about having fun and getting into the spirit of the holiday. Many people opt to complete their spooky looks with colored contact lenses, […]

WashU LASIK Continuing Education Event Fall 2023

WashU LASIK Continuing Education Event Fall 2023

A Night of Learning: Highlights from Our LASIK Continuing Education Event On October 17, 2023, our WashU LASIK team had the pleasure of hosting a continuing education dinner for local optometrists. It was a night filled with engaging discussions, informative presentations, and delicious food. We were thrilled to see so many optometrists in attendance, eager […]

The Hidden Benefits of LASIK

LASIK can improve your quality of life by providing clear and lasting vision. Don’t let the initial cost of LASIK deter you from experiencing the hidden savings and benefits that come with this life-changing procedure. There are many benefits to having LASIK surgery, including: Investing in LASIK surgery can be a practical choice for those […]

What if you are not a candidate for LASIK?

Washington University LASIK Surgery Center opened in the Summer of 2022 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Our LASIK Center’s Medical Director, Stephen Wexler, MD, is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the Midwest. Dr. Wexler and the Clinical Director, Eric Polk, OD, FAAO, have worked together for 20 years providing the St. Louis metro area with vision […]

Please Welcome Stephen Wexler, MD

We would like to welcome Dr. Wexler to our clinical faculty! Dr. Wexler will be the director of our new LASIK & Refractive Surgery Center opening in spring 2022. Dr. Stephen Wexler has been performing refractive surgery since 1991. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country, having performed more than 70,000 […]