Most frequently asked questions about scheduling a Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis online.
The Brinton Vision building is located at 555 N. New Ballas Road, Suite 310 in St. Louis. We are near I270 and Olive.
In short, to be fellowship-trained is to receive additional academic training on specific aspects of the field of ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors trained in all aspects of general human medicine, and who specialize in working with the eye. Not all ophthalmologists are fellowship-trained. Dr. Brinton trained with one of the pioneers of LASIK, Dr. Dan Durrie of Durrie Vision. His clinical fellowship training combined outpatient and surgical experience in refractive surgery, the field that encompasses laser eye surgery. As a fellow, he assumed responsibility for patient care under the supervision of some of the world’s top specialists in the field. He was also responsible for instructing medical students and residents. In addition, he led research projects and published peer-reviewed articles about specific aspects of refractive surgery. For a full listing of Dr. Brinton’s journal articles, visit PubMed.com, an online index of peer-reviewed articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In most weeks, Dr. Brinton performs laser eye surgery three days per week while most centers only do so one day per week or less. Dr. Brinton has performed thousands of LASIK procedures and is among the most experienced refractive surgery specialists in the country.
LASIK plus its six modern variations are used to correct different degrees of refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is also used as a cataract surgery alternative, and can actually keep cataracts from forming.