Optometry (meaning measurement of sight) is the science of measuring visual acuity to determine refractive errors of the eyes, and prescribing and fitting appropriate corrective lenses (in spectacles or as contact lenses).
Washington University optometrists meet the needs of pediatric and adult patients who have poor vision for whatever reason, by prescribing special lenses or low-vision aids, which can help them to lead independent lives. This is essential work in a world increasingly dominated by the visual image in television, films, advertising, and the Internet.
Adult Treatment Specialists
Michael J. Lachtrup, OD
Mary K. Migneco, OD
Pediatric Treatment Specialists
James R. Hoekel, OD
Mark S. Rallo, OD
Nicholas Silvestros, OD