Comprehensive Eye Care
Cohen Eye Associates in St. Louis, MO, has a full-service optical shop and provides everything you need to see clearly, from eyeglasses and contact lenses to LASIK and cataract surgery. We are pleased to offer a diverse selection of designer frames to best suit your tastes and lifestyle, with choices ranging from simple and functional to sophisticated and fashionable. We accept a variety of HMO and PPO insurance plans and our friendly office staff will handle all the forms on your behalf.
Meet the Doctors Bruce H. Cohen, M.D.
Laser vision correction specialist and general ophthalmologist, Dr. Bruce Cohen, provides LASIK and other refractive surgeries and complete vision care to the greater St. Louis, MO, area. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts degree, Dr. Cohen completed his medical studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing his internship at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, he entered the Washington University ophthalmology program. Dr. Cohen has been an active member of the St. Louis, MO, medical community since he entered into private practice as an ophthalmologist. He is a member of numerous professional affiliations including:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
- St. Louis Ophthalmologic Society
- International Society of Refractive Surgeons
Kathryn L. Noonan, O.D.
Specializing in comprehensive eye exams and supervision of the contact lens fitting services at Cohen Eye Associates, Limited, Dr. Kathryn Noonan graduated with honors from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of arts in human biology. After receiving her doctor of optometry degree from the University of Missouri School of Optometry, Dr. Noonan began practicing optometry in the St. Louis area the same year. Licensed to practice in both Missouri and Illinois, Dr. Noonan is a member of professional affiliations including:
- American Optometric Association
- Missouri Optometric Association
- St. Louis Optometric Society
- Heart of America Contact Lens Society
Nancy Buchser, M.D.
A surgeon specializing in glaucoma treatments, Dr. Nancy Buchser brings her extensive training and experience in ophthalmology to the team at Cohen Eye Associates, Limited. Dr. Buchser received her medical doctorate with research distinction and completed her medical internship at the University of Miami. Following graduation, she completed a glaucoma research fellowship and an ocular pathology fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Following her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Buchser completed her glaucoma fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis. As a surgeon, Dr. Buchser can perform suture-less cataract surgery, laser surgery, and minimally invasive glaucoma procedures.
Prioritize Your Vision Today
We specialize in the most advanced forms of general and laser vision correction. In addition to cataract surgery, PRK, and LASIK, our practice provides comprehensive eye care, including the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, allergic eye disease, dry eye, and diabetes-related vision problems.
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Vision Correction Procedures
A short outpatient procedure with incredible results, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses a number of state-of-the-art technologies to shape the patient's cornea and correct issues such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Using wavefront and corneal topography to detect minute irregularities on the surface of the cornea allows our surgeon greater control during LASIK surgery. Results are incredibly quick, and most people can go to work the day after LASIK eye surgery. LASIK surgery can provide you with clearer vision so that you can live your life without having to worry about glasses or contacts.
While LASIK surgery is an incredible treatment option, it is not right for everyone. For example, patients with thin corneas will likely not qualify for LASIK surgery. For the right candidates, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) can provide an alternative to LASIK. LASIK creates a flap to access and reshape the corneal tissue. Some corneas are too thin to fully correct vision with LASIK. Because of this important difference, the recovery time for PRK is considerably longer than LASIK. Side effects are similar to LASIK, with dry eye being the most common.
Our surgeons can provide a range of treatment options for those suffering from the cloudy vision caused by cataracts. By replacing a clouded crystalline lens with an intraocular lens (IOL), we can provide clear and sharp vision so that you can resume all the tasks and activities that poor eyesight has kept you from doing. Our advanced, premium lenses can reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. We perform small incision cataract surgery for patients interested in the least invasive method of treating cataracts with fewer potential side effects.
To prevent vision loss due to glaucoma, early detection and treatment are key. The earlier glaucoma is detected, the more effective conservative treatments such as eye drops and oral medications can be in controlling the pressure of fluid in the eye. More moderate cases can benefit from the use of a laser to improve a drainage route. For extreme cases, surgery can alleviate severe drainage issues by placing an implant or manually creating a new path. Depending on your needs, the friendly team at Cohen Eye Associates, Limited, can provide you with a solution.
"Gave Me Back 20/20 Vision" Hear from More Satisfied Patients
Dr Nancy Buscher is the best!! I have taken my daughter to three Ophthalmologists since she was very young and we had to recently make a switch. Dr Nancy was awesome. Not only is she smart and observant and was able to solve some long term unresolved issues that my daughter had, but she is very nice and professional, as well.
I thank her for helping my daughter. Recommend!
I had poor vision that could not be corrected due to cataracts. Dr. Cohen gave me back 20/20 vision! I had been wearing mono vision contacts for many years so I was a good candidate for mono vision surgery. Compounding my problem was the bad astigmatism in both eyes. He put in a lens that corrected my astigmatism in one eye and was able to correct the other eye with an additional surgical procedure. I would certainly recommend his practice for those needing cataract surgery.View On Healthgrades