Presbyopia Treatment in St. Louis Hills

Presbyopia Treatment in St. Louis Hills

Are you over 40? Struggle to read fine print?

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that causes near objects to appear blurry. It typically starts in a person’s 40’s, when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen and lose flexibility. This makes it difficult to focus on nearby objects.

Presbyopia can significantly impact your quality of life. Regular daily activities like reading books, instruction manuals and food labels, scrolling through your phone, threading a needle and other close-up tasks can become daunting.

The good news is, with the help of Chippewa Eye Centre, this common vision condition can be effectively managed, so you won’t have to compromise on your quality of life.

normal eye compaed to an ey with presbyopia


Enjoy a New Perspective With Clear Vision!

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Presbyopia Management in St. Louis Hills

Our optometry practice in St. Louis Hills

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Metlife

Presbyopia Treatment Options

  • Eyeglasses

    • Prescription reading glasses
    • Bifocals: for distance and near vision correction
    • Progressive multifocals: see objects at a near, intermediate or far distance
  • Contact lenses

    • Bifocal contact lenses: different sections for reading and distance prescriptions
    • Monovision contact lenses: distance prescription in one eye and reading prescription in the other eye
  • Laser surgery

    Changes the shape of the cornea to correct vision. Some examples include:

    • LASIK
    • LASEK
    • Photorefractive keratectomy
  • Lens implant

    An eye surgeon removes your natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. This new lens is flexible and can restore your ability to focus on near objects.

See better and feel your best with Chippewa Eye Centre

Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 15, 2023
First time coming here and all I can say is everyone was great, Dr was super nice. Recommend to anyo... ne
- Feb. 18, 2023
Do not be fooled by other discounts and gimmicks from other places. This is the real deal; professio... nal and knowledgeable. Shout-out to Sharon! I will be back, and I'm bringing friends and family!
- Apr. 03, 2022
Optometrist was great didn't oversell anything addressed all of my concerns
- Feb. 16, 2022
New patient process was absolutely seamless. Everyone in this office is so nice and personable. They... were great at handling every step of the appointment with no friction, explaining everything as they went. I was able to get my exam, pick out frames, handle costs/insurance questions, and complete extra testing with no hiccups. I highly recommend this office and will continue to visit for any future eye care needs I have!
- Oct. 02, 2020
Always awesome and very friendly staff.
- Jan. 07, 2017
Dr. Bernier is the best. I have seen opthalmologists and optometrists in 5 states: NY, PA, IA, KS an... d MO. Because of a congenital eye condition, I have worn glasses since age 2. I was first examined by Dr. Bernier while he was volunteering at the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In all my years of getting fitted with the proper prescription, I had never had a doctor who made that process seen calm and unhurried. Not only that, but the prescription was significantly better than any I had ever had. I was curious to see if Dr. Bernier would take the same calm unhurried approach while in his own practice. Well, I can assure you that he does. I have been a very satisfied customer for 20+ years and have not been shy about recommending his services to others. Dr. Bernier--and all of his staff-- give customer first care from the moment you enter the door.
- Jan. 30, 2016
He was very efficient. Not only was he knowledgeable with the questions but he was friendly while wo... rking.
- Jan. 16, 2016
I always have a great experience at Chippewa. Dr. Bernier very intelligent and goes above and beyond... for his patients. The staff are all super friendly and knowledgeable about what they are doing. I know I'm always getting a great experience and product here and thats what keeps me coming back!

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Presbyopia Diagnosis Treatment FAQs

What is presbyopia treatment?

Presbyopia treatment corrects age-related farsightedness to enable you to see close-up objects, such as books and electronic screens more clearly. Treatments include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Laser surgery
  • Lens implants
Can presbyopia be cured?

Currently, there is no cure. The good news is that our optometrists can recommend a variety of treatment options to help you see your best, from near to far.

How do I know if I have presbyopia?

If you’re over 40 and struggle with any of the following, you may have presbyopia.

  • Holding a book or a screen at arm’s length to see it more clearly
  • Needing larger print or font size to read
  • Blurry vision while reading
  • Difficulty reading in dim light
  • Eye strain and headaches when focusing on near objects

If you have one or more of these signs, schedule an eye exam and ask us about glasses, contact lenses, or other presbyopia treatment options.

Are bifocals right for me?

If it’s hard for you to read and to see things at a distance, bifocals may be your perfect solution. With bifocals, you can get two prescriptions in one. One corrects farsightedness and the other corrects nearsightedness. We offer several different types of bifocal lenses to suit your personal preference.


men wearing glasses for presbyopia

Is presbyopia impacting your daily life?

Want to see clearly and enjoy a higher quality of life?

(314) 351-4991