Reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts with LASIK surgery.
Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to Cohen Eye Associates. We specialize in the most advanced forms of general and laser vision correction in St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding communities. In addition to cataract surgery, PRK, and LASIK, our practice provides comprehensive eye care, including the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, allergic eye disease, dry eye, and diabetes-related vision problems.
Kathryn L. Noonan, O.D. Bruce H. Cohen, M.D. and Nancy M. Buchser, M.D., at their St. Louis office.
Whether you are looking for a qualified practice to provide treatment for an eye condition or general or laser vision correction, we invite you to contact our St. Louis or Chesterfield office in Missouri to schedule a consultation. We are well known in the greater St. Louis area for the excellent training, impressive credentials, and broad experience of our doctors and staff. We will be happy to answer all of your questions, so you can make an informed decision about your eye care.
Living with glasses and contact lenses your whole life isn't easy. You have to remember to bring extra pairs on vacation and worry about replacing them if they break or get lost. In addition, swimming and other water sports become less enjoyable or even impossible.
Laser vision correction, offered at our St. Louis and Chesterfield, Missouri offices, completely changes the equation. The procedure can reduce or even eliminate your reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Imagine seeing clearly from the moment you wake up in the morning, with greater freedom to enjoy your favorite activities. Dr. Cohen can conduct a full examination to determine whether you are a good candidate for either LASIK or PRK.
Cohen Eye Associates offers total eye care. Our exceptionally well-qualified staff will ensure that you receive the finest possible eye care, whether you come to us for a routine eye exam or for a more serious vision problem. We also have a full service optical shop to provide you with flattering glasses and sunglasses.
LASIK vs. PRK
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, uses a laser to reshape the cornea, allowing light rays to focus more precisely on the retina. Due largely to its relatively quick recovery time, LASIK has become the most popular type of laser vision correction in the United States.
PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is very similar to LASIK; however, it does not involve the creation of a corneal flap as LASIK does. Therefore, it is often an excellent option for patients who want laser vision correction but are not good candidates for LASIK.
In the past, cataract surgery was a complicated procedure requiring a lengthy recovery time. Now, with the advent of sutureless lens replacement using intraocular lenses, most people will be able to return to regular activities within a day or two of having their cataracts removed.
In addition to removing your cataracts, our doctors are pleased to offer you increased focusing ability across a wide range of vision. The newest multifocal intraocular lenses have the potential to restore clarity and crispness to your near, intermediate, and distance vision.
Meet the Doctors
Bruce H. Cohen, M.D. Dr. Cohen is a general ophthalmologist with a special interest in diseases of the retina and refractive surgery. His extensive training, broad experience, and excellent academic credentials are well known among St. Louis–area physicians. Dr. Cohen specializes in providing laser surgery for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, small-incision cataract surgery, and laser vision correction to Chesterfield, St. Louis, and surrounding communities.
Kathryn L. Noonan, O.D. Dr. Noonan received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1986 from the University of Missouri School of Optometry. Since joining Cohen Eye Associates in February 2001, she has specialized in providing comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens fitting services.
Nancy M. Buchser, M.D., Dr. Buchser is a Glaucoma specialist, with extensive training and experience in ophthalmology. Her surgical practice includes sutureless cataract surgery, laser surgery, and traditional as well as minimally invasive glaucoma procedures.