LASIK Eye Surgery
Are you tired of being dependent on your glasses and contact lenses in your day-to-day life?
Dr. Bruce Cohen can treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism with LASIK. We use cutting-edge tools for the safest, most precise treatment.
Find out why patients in St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas trust us to improve their vision with LASIK...
Most Patients Are Satisfied With the Results from LASIK
Our commitment at Cohen Eye Associates is to provide you, the patient, with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision.
Why Choose Dr. Cohen for Vision Correction
Dr. Bruce Cohen has been performing LASIK eye surgery in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area since 1994. Dr. Cohen was one of the first LASIK surgeons in the area trained to use the excimer laser for laser refractive surgery after its approval by the FDA in 1995.
Dr. Cohen’s longstanding expertise gives his patients peace of mind and confidence that they will soon be enjoying sharper, clearer vision. To address your eye care needs and set up a LASIK consultation, contact our office online, or call:
5-Star Reviews from All Over St. Louis "A spectacular physician...now I have 20/20 vision."
Always the care is superior and very considerate. The staff has an excellent working relationship with one another that is felt by the patients. They will go the "nine yards" and beyond. Every question is answered thoroughly. The three physicians are extraordinary, Cohen, Buchser and Noonan. I would recommend this practice as the best in St. Louis!View On Google
I have really enjoyed my experiences at Cohen Eye Associates. Dr. Buchner is a spectacular physician with a great touch. I couldn’t even see out of my right eye and now I have 20/20 vision. Tomorrow I will have my left eye done and I expert to be without glasses for the first time in 50 years.
You can’t go wrong using Cohen Eye Associates!
How LASIK Works
Clear vision occurs when light rays enter the eye through the cornea, or front layer of the eye, and then refract, or focus, to a single point on the retina. The retina collects this optical information and sends it to the brain, where it is processed as an image. When the eye is too short, too long, or irregularly shaped, the light rays are not able to focus correctly on the retina. Dr. Cohen can correct several refractive errors by precisely reshaping the cornea during LASIK eye surgery at our St. Louis office.
Dr. Cohen and LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this—while adding the assurance of knowing you are being treated with the most advanced technology available.
What LASIK Can Treat
Patients with hyperopia have eyes that are too short or corneas that are too flat. Images do not have enough space to focus properly on the retina. These people can see objects that are far away but have trouble with close-up activities like reading and sewing.
Patients with myopia have eyes that are too long or corneas that are too steeply curved. The light rays entering the eyes focus at a point in front of the retina and, as a result, are unfocused again by the time they reach the retina. These people can see objects that are close up, but objects farther away are blurry.
Patients with astigmatism have eyes with irregularly curved corneas. Images tend to focus on the retina in two places, causing blurred or double vision.
Are You Interested in LASIK Surgery? Visit Our Practice for a Consultation
Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Would you like to experience clearer vision that lasts for years to come? Laser vision correction may be just what you've been waiting for. If we find you are a good candidate, Dr. Cohen and his team can answer any further questions you may have about the LASIK procedure.
To speak with a surgeon about laser eye surgery, contact our practice online. You can also reach our St. Louis office by phone at:
Based in St. Louis, the team at Cohen Eye Associates is here to provide answers to all of your LASIK surgery questions.
Helping the People of St. Louis See More Clearly "An excellent clinician with decades of experience"
Always a pleasant experience. Everyone is warm but business-like. They do all kinds of tests and track down the smallest issue. Feel very confident w/them.View On Google
Dr. Cohen is an excellent clinician with decades of experience who truly cares about his patients. My husband and I are blessed to have Dr. Cohen taking great care of us and our eyes. Thank you.View On Google
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The LASIK Procedure
"Dr. Cohen uses the VISX Star S4 laser with CustomVue Wavefront technology for unparalleled precision."
What Happens After Laser Eye Surgery? Aftercare & Results of LASIK Vision Correction
Returning to Normal Activities
While most patients can return to work within three days after the LASIK procedure, certain activities will remain off-limits until the patient is fully healed. This includes strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, contact sports such as football or hockey, and driving at night. During your periodic follow-ups at our St. Louis eye care center, we can let you know when you can resume these activities.
In the months after surgery, LASIK patients should notice enhanced visual acuity without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. Dry eye and some other minor side effects may persist, but they are typically manageable if patients adhere to their aftercare instructions.
Protecting Your Eyesight
To ensure the results of the LASIK procedure last, patients are advised to wear goggles and any applicable protective eyewear when engaged in contact sports or combat sports, or when working with power tools and other potentially hazardous machinery. In addition, wearing sunglasses while outdoors will shield the eyes from UV damage that can affect vision quality and ocular health in the long run.
"I have really enjoyed my experiences at Cohen Eye Associates. Dr. Buchner is a spectacular physician with a great touch. I couldn’t even see out of my right eye and now I have 20/20 vision. Tomorrow I will have my left eye done and I expert to be without glasses for the first time in 50 years. You can’t go wrong using Cohen Eye Associates!" Veronica Rovira, 5-Star Reviews
Are You Ready to See Things Differently? Schedule an Appointment for LASIK Surgery
If you're looking for an alternative to glasses and contacts, LASIK may be the eye surgery you've been waiting for.
Dr. Cohen has performed LASIK for nearly three decades, and has practiced as an eye doctor since 1980. He's changed countless lives in the greater St. Louis area, and looks forward to working with you.
To learn more about the LASIK procedure and if it's the right option for you, contact our eye care practice online. The entire team at Cohen Eye Associates looks forward to hearing from you and discussing your treatment options.
Imagine Seeing the World More Clearly
LASIK Surgery FAQ
What Is an Ideal Age for LASIK Surgery?LASIK patients are typically between the ages of 18 to 40. A LASIK surgeon may advise a young prospective candidate to wait until they're in their mid-20s to undergo the procedure. This ensures the patient's vision prescription has stabilized before performing the LASIK procedure.
How Safe Is LASIK Surgery?According to the Refractive Surgery Council (RSC), more than 7,000 peer-reviewed studies have confirmed that LASIK is both safe and effective. More than 20 million LASIK surgeries have been performed in the United States, with a 96 percent satisfaction rate.
How Much Does LASIK Cost?According to national numbers, the price range for LASIK eye surgery is $2,000 to $3,000 per eye, with an average cost of $2,246 per eye. LASIK cost can vary based on a number of factors, including the patient's degree of refractive error and the technology used. During your consultation at our St. Louis, MO, office, we can provide an individualized price quote with a full breakdown of the costs involved.
Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?No. LASIK is not covered by insurance except in rare circumstances in which a person is unable to wear corrective lenses due to a congenital condition, debilitating injury, or disfigurement.
Can LASIK Cause Blindness?No. According to the RSC, LASIK surgery has never been the exclusive or primary cause of blindness in patients.
Eye Care by People Who Care Advanced Vision Correction in St. Louis
Great office and great doctors. I have seen both Dr. Cohen and Dr. Noonan. I am very impressed with them, as well as all the staff. I feel confident in their expertise.View on Google
The staff is very efficient. My doctor,. Nancy Buchser, MD, is the best. She was highly recommended and she is very concerned about the accuracy she gives her diagnosis. Her doctor/patient relationship is wonderful.View on Google