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Whether you are in need of an optometrist, a laser vision specialist, or an ophthalmologist, Cohen Eye Associates in St. Louis and Chesterfield, Missouri has the expertise to help you enhance the health and quality of your vision. Combining their diverse training and specializations, Drs. Bruce H. Cohen and Kathryn L. Noonan can address a wide range of vision problems and concerns. Continue reading to learn more about our doctors' excellent training and experience. 

  • Bruce H. Cohen, M.D. 
  • Kathryn L. Noonan, O.D. 

Bruce H. Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Cohen – Ophthalmologist, LASIK SpecialistDr. Bruce H. Cohen is a laser vision correction specialist and general ophthalmologist with offices in Chesterfield and St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Harvard College and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, with highest honors in chemistry. He continued his education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received a doctor of medicine degree in 1980.

In 1981, Dr. Cohen completed his internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, and entered the Washington University ophthalmology program. He completed a one-year fellowship in the fields of glaucoma and retina from July 1984 to June 1985. He served as chief resident in ophthalmology at Barnes Hospital and chief of the University Eye Service at Washington University School of Medicine, completing this position in June 1986.

Dr. Bruce H. Cohen entered solo private practice as an ophthalmologist in 1987, with offices at Barnes Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital. Dr. Cohen has been active in managed care organizations in the St. Louis, Missouri area. He was a founding member of the Barnes Eyecare Network Board of Managers, and served as vice president of the Barnes Eyecare Network from August 1994 to October 1997. He served as a member of the board of trustees of the Missouri Ophthalmological Society, Inc. from 1994 through 1997.

Dr. Cohen has been a member of the teaching faculty at Washington University School of Medicine since 1984. In addition, he serves as an ophthalmologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where our main office is located. He also serves on the active staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Health Center, Advanced Surgery Center, Inc., TLC Laser Vision Centers, Inc., Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis Eye Surgery & Laser Center, and Crown Laser Center. In addition to being a respected ophthalmologist in Chesterfield and St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Bruce H. Cohen was named one of the top one hundred laser vision surgeons in the country by TLC Laser Vision Centers, Inc., in 2002.

Professional Affiliations – Dr. Bruce H. Cohen 

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 
  • American Medical Association 
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery 
  • Missouri State Medical Association 
  • Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons 
  • St. Louis Ophthalmological Society 
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society 

Hospital Affiliations – Dr. Bruce H. Cohen 

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital 
  • Missouri Baptist Hospital 
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital 
  • St. Luke’s Hospital 
  • St. Mary’s Health Center

Kathryn L. Noonan, O.D.

Dr. Noonan – OphthalmologistDr. Kathryn L. Noonan attended the University of Kansas, where she graduated in 1982 as an honor student with a bachelor of arts in human biology. She was a member and president of Kappa Alpha Theta and served on the Kansas Relays Committee. 

Dr. Noonan received her doctor of optometry degree in 1986 from the University of Missouri School of Optometry. Her externships included John Cochran Veteran’s Administration Hospital, the Lion’s Optometric Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and the St. Louis Optometric Center. 

In 1986, she started practicing optometry with Group Health Plan in the St. Louis area at the Sunset Hills office. She was a member of the senior medical staff and was appointed to the Optometric Peer Review Board. Dr. Kathryn L. Noonan joined Cohen Eye Associates, Limited, in February 2001. She specializes in comprehensive eye examinations and supervises the contact lens fitting services at Cohen Eye Associates. 

Dr. Noonan is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. She is married and has three daughters. 

Professional Affiliations – Dr. Kathryn L Noonan 

  • American Optometric Association 
  • Missouri Optometric Association 
  • St. Louis Optometric Society 
  • Heart of America Contact Lens Society 

To schedule a consultation or examination with an optometrist or ophthalmologist at Cohen Eye Associates, contact our office in St. Louis or Chesterfield, Missouri.

Nancy M. Buchser, M.D.

Dr. Buchser – Glaucoma specialistDr. Nancy M. Buchser is a Glaucoma specialist, with extensive training and experience in ophthalmology. She received her Medical Doctorate with Research Distinction and completed her Medical Internship at University of Miami. Dr. Buchser also completed a Glaucoma Research Fellowship and an Ocular Pathology Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 

After a Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, she completed Glaucoma Fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis. Her surgical practice includes sutureless cataract surgery, laser surgery, and traditional as well as minimally invasive glaucoma procedures. 

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