Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis 2018-01-30T14:40:25+00:00

Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis

Behind every successful procedure at Brinton Vision is the solid foundation of a comprehensive diagnostic exam. At your first visit, you will undergo a Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis (BVOA), the most advanced and proven panel of assessments available today. This is the first and most critical step in your journey toward visual freedom.

More Technology, Better Diagnostics

Brinton Vision is among only a handful of practices in the United States that uses these seven state-of-the-art technologies to evaluate and map every aspect of your eyes. These tests check your overall eye health and look for potential problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, or cataracts; they also provide Dr. Brinton with the information he needs to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK plus any of its six modern variations — Visian ICL, SMILE laser eye surgery, Kamra Inlay, Raindrop Inlay, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), and ASA.

What Happens at Your BVOA?

Your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis is a 90-minute experience that revolves around you. When you arrive, you will be greeted by a medical technician who will accompany you throughout your visit. They will explain what is happening and answer any questions you have along the way as you walk you through your tests. None of the tests are painful; in fact, the devices are similar to cameras, each taking a picture of your eye from a different point of view.

Next, you will meet with Dr. Brinton, your surgeon. (Read more about Dr. Brinton here.) The two of you will review your results and have a comfortable, no-pressure discussion on whether LASIK can help you. Like fingerprints, every eye is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution at Brinton Vision. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Brinton will talk about which procedure(s) can give you lasting vision correction based on your unique pair of eyes.

“There was no paperwork to fill out!
My consultation at Brinton Vision was truly unique.”

  • Exam Lane

Patients who would like to request a copy of their records can do so by sending a written request to info@brintonvision.com. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing time.


I received a discounted BVOA. Can I apply my payment to the cost of my procedure? 2018-04-23T13:44:52+00:00

Occasionally we offer promotional pricing for a Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis on Yelp or through special events. Because these are promotional, they do not apply toward a procedure.

Once I get a BVOA, how long are my results valid? 2017-08-17T14:33:49+00:00

Your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis results are valid for three months. That means that, if you do plan to have LASIK or any other procedure, you will need to schedule it within that timeframe. If you plan to wait longer, the BVOA will be repeated prior to surgery. This is because eye conditions can change. We will not perform surgery on someone without taking the steps needed to ensure accurate results.

Why does Brinton Vision charge for a consultation? 2018-04-23T12:45:28+00:00

Some LASIK chains perform LASIK with only a minimal screening exam. The screening may involve the following:

  • Minimal technology — usually one or two devices that may not be up-to-date.
  • You may have no contact with your surgeon; in many cases your surgeon and surgery team fly in and fly out from another city or state for the day of surgery, without an overnight in town.
  • Tasks are delegated to assistants. Your surgeon may take a minimal role or no role in ensuring the quality of your process, other than firing the laser.
  • You may not meet your surgeon until you are about to be taken back for your laser procedure or when you are lying on the surgery bed.

These are not bad surgeons, but the process is depersonalized and is driven by a different patient care philosophy. Our approach is distinct. We invite you to come in and experience the difference for yourself.

We use only the most advanced, proven technology for a thorough diagnostic workup we call the Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis (BVOA), which includes seven of the most modern diagnostic instruments found anywhere in the world. This is much different than the quick screening exam you may find at a big box LASIK center in St. Louis.

We block out 90 minutes of medical technician time for each BVOA, including one-on-one time with your surgeon, Dr. Brinton, to discuss your diagnostics and options.

Do you have financing plans available for laser eye surgery? 2017-08-17T14:35:05+00:00

Yes. We accept all traditional forms of payment, including cash, credit cards, and checks. We also accept funding from FSAs and HSAs, and we work with financing companies to provide a range of payment plans based on approved credit. The two most popular plans our patients opt for are a convenient and affordable 60-month plan with no pre-payment penalty, and a 24-month, zero down, no interest plan. Once we know you are a candidate for a particular procedure, we will work with you to find the best plan for your budget and individual situation.

Why do you offer so many options when other places only have a couple? Isn’t LASIK just LASIK? 2017-08-18T07:49:40+00:00

No two people have the same fingerprints, and no two people have the same eyes. Advanced LASIK is a good option for some people, but there are other procedures that can be a better fit, depending on your eye anatomy, health history, and vision problems. All of this is evaluated using state-of-the-art technology in a Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis (BVOA) in our St. Louis laser eye surgery practice. Dr. Brinton is the only full-time, comprehensive refractive surgeon in the state of Missouri, and one of just a handful in the United States to provide LASIK plus its six modern variations (LASIK alternatives) to his patients. These include SMILE, Visian ICL, RLE, Raindrop Inlay, Kamra Inlay, and ASA. He does so because he believes in providing personalized, customized care to each guest who walks through the door at Brinton Vision.

Other laser centers offer free consultations. Why does Brinton Vision charge a fee for an assessment? 2018-04-23T12:51:36+00:00

In a short answer, we’re different.

We are a specialty laser vision correction practice that performs LASIK plus all of its modern variations. This is what we do, and we do it well. We are the only such LASIK eye surgery center in St. Louis and Missouri, and one of just a handful in the country. We don’t cut corners, and we are not interested in talking you into a procedure that isn’t right for you. By putting your needs first in an exceptionally personal consultation that includes your surgeon, not only will you feel more comfortable with your decision, but Dr. Brinton rests more easily knowing that you are receiving the best LASIK laser eye surgery for your unique eyes.

If you are a candidate for a refractive procedure and you book your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis directly through Brinton Vision (not through Yelp), your payment will be applied to that procedure. At the very least, you will have the most comprehensive analysis available of your eye health and vision, and can be armed with that knowledge moving forward.