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eye-exameye-chart-glasses At VisionCare Consultants in SW St. Louis, we provide comprehensive eye exams, treatment of eye disease, specialty contact fittings, and designer eyeglasses for our patients. With our high tech – high touch approach, we have two simple goals – treat vision-related problems and advance the science of eye care.

To achieve these goals, Vision Care Consultants centers its activities in three areas: Clinical Practice, Eye Research and Patient Education. The practice of Vision Care Consultants evolved out of the 40-year commitment of Dr. Rex Ghormley to his patients. He was later joined by Dr. David Seibel in 1987, Dr. Craig Brawley in 2001, Dr. Daniel Friederich in 2008 and Dr. Marie Wehner in 2010 to continue that same mission. These practitioners bring a newer approach to the practice of eye care called “Group Practice”. The strength of this concept is that the knowledge and expertise of different practitioners is brought together if needed to problem solve the patient’s complaint. Patient education is one of the services we offer at each eye examination. Patients should expect that we diagnose and treat their medical eye condition, provide a source of information about their eye condition, while taking the time to answer all the patient’s questions.

contact-lens-on-a-fingertipVision Care Consultants has always been on the cutting edge of development and has researched many important new eye medications, contact lens designs, contact lens solutions, and eye care instrument technologies. Our patients comment that there is always something new at our office. Whether your prescription is for astigmatism, bifocals, or just a simple case of near or farsightedness, Vision Care Consultants can make the difference. This reputation of expert diagnostic ability, creative design, and quality eye care has drawn people from throughout the United States. We are dedicated to serve our patient’s eye care needs and to protect and preserve vision with a caring touch.



Eyecare services are currently available for you, your children and family. However, please consult our Google Business page or call us for our current hours of operation. We want to advise you about the procedures and efforts that we are making to address the challenges regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. (Read more)

Our efforts you can expect at our practice:

  • Staggered appointment times with minimal to no wait times in our reception area. Patients may also check in and wait outside in their cars to be called in for exam.
  • Following guidelines based upon medical evidence and closely monitoring the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Educating our doctors and staff on preventative measures provided by the CDC with daily staff meeting updates.
  • Increasing the frequency and extent of our cleaning practices, such as additional wipe downs of all hard surfaces including the front desk, examination rooms after every exam and additional cleaning for all “patient touch points” (door handles, eyeglasses, counter tops, and other high-touch surfaces).
  • Providing additional resources that are available to patients and employees including hand sanitizers, extra soap and paper towels at all sinks and restrooms.
  • Implementing heightened sanitation and hand-washing procedures for all staff.


  • Only bring scheduled patients to the office (1-Accompanied adult per minor or elderly patient).

  • If you recently traveled to any of the high risk countries within the past 30 days, please, delay & reschedule your appointment for 30 days after you returned from your travel.

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms (fever, chills body aches, & trouble breathing), please, delay your appointment for 30 days.

  • If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and you arrive at our office, we will kindly ask you to leave & reschedule your appointment

  • Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your appointment. This allows us to release your reserved time to another patient.

With appropriate precautions we will together address this challenge and modify behaviors that will make us better prepared to face such challenges in the future. Thank you for your cooperation.


Dr. Brawley, Dr. Friederich, Dr. Seibel, Dr. Wehner & Staff at Vision Care Consultants