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Annual Eye Health Testing (Diagnostic)

Your Comprehensive Eye Examination

healthtest1During your comprehensive eye examination, your VisionCare Consultants eye doctor will assess the health and function of your eyes and perform various tests of your vision. We recommend a yearly eye exam for adults and children as a wise investment in the protection of your eyesight. As part of your examination, your visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) will be measured and a test known as a refraction is conducted to determine your need for an eyeglass prescription.

Tests are performed to determine your visual coordination (muscle control) and focusing ability, and will measure how your eyes work together as well as their ability to change focus.

Your eye exam in St. Louis will also include a comprehensive evaluation of your eye health to detect diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retina and optic nerve abnormalities. The ocular health evaluation is comprised of measurement of internal eye pressure as well as a thorough examination of the internal and external structures of the eye to detect the presence of eye disease.

healthtest2Our eye doctor will also inspect the inner structures of your eyes, including the retina and optic nerve.

You may be familiar with dilating eye drops, which cause the iris to open wide, giving the doctor a good view of the internal structures of the eye. The effects of the dilating drops usually begin to subside after a few hours; however, it is wise to bring good sunglasses to help you see in bright sunlight following a dilated eye exam. While your eyes are dilated, close work or reading may be difficult, and sunlight may be bright. Our staff will give you a pair of disposable sunglasses if you forget to bring your own.

After performing these tests your doctor will discuss your results and give you a better understanding of your overall eye health. Options such as glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, eye medications, or eye surgery will be presented. Your doctor will determine if you need to wear corrective lenses. To understand your need for corrective lenses, you need to understand how your eyes work.

The Eye Doctors and Staff of Vision Care Consultants in St. Louis strive to exceed your expectations with the quality of our care, products and services. Most of our new patients tell us, “This is the best and most thorough eye exam I have ever had!”

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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