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Optometrist in St. Louis, MO

The Best Optometrists and leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Craig M. Brawley, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Brawley was born in St. Louis, Missouri and, after being raised briefly in Farmington, Missouri, he and his family returned to St. Louis. He attended Lindbergh High School and continued his education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where he was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1996. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in May 2001 from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry. He began practice with us at Vision Care Consultants upon graduation.

Dr. Brawley’s wife, Kelly, is a graduate of St. Louis University with a degree in psychology. She completed her Master’s studies in clinical child psychology. They have three daughters, McKenna, Rylee and DeLaney.Dr. Brawley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), and the St. Louis Optometric Society (SLOS). He is past president of SLOS and currently serves as an advisor to the Executive Council. He is a member of the Contact Lens and Cornea section of the AOA as well as the Sports Vision Section. He is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Fraternity. He was the recipient of the Paragon Vision Science Clinical Excellence Award in 2001. He is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member of the Washington University School of Medicine – Department of Ophthalmology.

Along with our other doctors, Dr. Brawley has provided eyecare for the St. Louis Rams and continues to provide eyecare for the St. Louis Blues.

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J. Daniel Friederich, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Friederich was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. A graduate of St. John Vianney High School and Truman State University, Dr. Friederich also served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Called to active duty in 2003, he served over a year in Iraq, receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding service. Dr. Friederich received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry in 2008, and began practice here at Vision Care Consultants upon graduating.Dr. Friederich’s wife, Erin, is a graduate of Truman State University and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy; she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008. Erin works as a consultant pharmacist for OmniCare in Belleville, IL.

Dr. Friederich is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Missouri Optometric Association, and the St. Louis Optometric Society. He was honored with an appointment to the Anterior Segment Committee of the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section in 2009, and continues to serve on the Committee. He is the chief editor of the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section’s monthly publication. Dr. Friederich achieved Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in 2011. In addition to receiving numerous other awards and scholarships, Dr. Friederich participates in the Gateway Disabled Ski Program each winter and assists visually impaired children and wounded veterans in learning to ski.Along with our other doctors, Dr. Friederich provides eyecare for the St. Louis Blues.

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David B. Seibel, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Seibel is a native of the St. Louis area. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory and continued his studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, majoring in biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1987 at the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry and he began practice here at Vision Care Consultants.Dr. Seibel’s wife, Laura, is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in advertising. They have three children, Lauren, Nicholas and Andrew.

Dr. Seibel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is past President of the Missouri and the Heart of America Regional Chapters of the American Academy of Optometry as well as past president of the St. Louis Optometric Society. As a Diplomate of the Cornea & Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Seibel shares this distinction with fewer than 200 doctors worldwide. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and he served as chair of the AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section for 2004-2005. Dr. Seibel was honored by the American Optometric Association with the 1996 National Young Optometrist of the Year Award. He also received the Missouri Optometric Association’s 1996 Young Optometrist of the Year Award. These awards are given based on leadership in optometry and service to the community.Along with these distinctions, Dr. Seibel has been named as a University of Missouri – St. Louis 1996 Distinguished Alumni, the highest award given by the University to its alumni.

For his many contributions to the profession, Dr. Seibel was elected by his peers as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in 2006. Currently, less than 100 optometrists have been awarded this honor.He is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member of the Washington University School of Medicine – Department of Ophthalmology and lectures both nationally and internationally at optometry schools and educational meetings.Along with our other doctors, Dr. Seibel has provided eyecare for the St. Louis Rams and continues to provide eyecare for the St. Louis Blues.

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Marie E. Wehner, O.D.

Dr. Wehner grew up in Festus, Missouri, where she attended Saint Pius X High School. She graduated from Maryville University, earning a Bachelors degree in Biology with honors in 2001. She began her professional career serving as a high school science teacher. She then spent several years as a stay at home mother raising her three young children. She returned to graduate studies to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry in 2010. Dr. Wehner began practice at Vision Care Consultants upon graduation.

Dr. Wehner’s husband, Ed, is also a graduate of Maryville University with a degree in biology and art. They have three children, Jeremy, Elizabeth and Samantha.Dr. Wehner is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), and the St. Louis Optometric Association (SLOS). She is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Fraternity. Dr. Wehner was the recipient of the Paragon Optical Contact Lens Clinical Research Award and the University of Missouri’s Clinical Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy Award in 2010.

As part of her many other duties, Dr. Wehner volunteers her time as a leader in the Girl Scouts of America.Along with our other doctors, Dr. Wehner provides eyecare for the St. Louis Blues.