Brinton Vision – Lasik St. Louis

Our St. Louis Location

St. Louis, Missouri is a fantastic city. Brinton Vision loves to call STL home.

Brinton Vision serves St Louis and the surrounding metropolitan area providing patients with LASIK and six modern LASIK alternative procedures.

We are located at:
555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 310, St. Louis, MO 63141

From downtown St Louis

Brinton Vision is located just 16 miles from Downtown St Louis making us a short drive to better vision.

From the airport

Brinton’s St Louis LASIK surgery center is only 10 miles from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport for easy arrivals and departures for our patients flying to our location.

(Driving Directions from Airport)

Here are some notable sites in Saint Louis you’ll want to see with your new vision!  Start the Tour

About St. Louis

Sitting near the confluence of the Missouri River and the Mississippi River, St. Louis is the second-largest city in the State. A population of just over 300,000 people was reported in the 2020 census. The larger metropolitan area covers two states and is home to over 2.8 million people, making it the 20th-largest market in the United States.

History of St. Louis

Native American Mississippians first populated the region. Historic Native American tribes in the area included the Illiniwek and the Siouan-speaking Osage people. Their major regional center was called Cahokia Mounds, most active from 900 AD to 1500 AD.

European fur traders Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent, Auguste Chouteau, and Pierre Laclède arrived from France and founded the city in 1764. They named it for the King of France, Louis IX. In 1764, following France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War, Spain gained control of the city. In 1800, it was returned to France, where it is promptly sold as part of the Louisiana Purchase to the United States. The explorers Lewis and Clark used the city as the launching point for their famous expedition. 

St. Louis became a major port on the Mississippi River making it the fourth-largest city in the United States from 1870-1920. And in 1904, Saint Louis hosted the Summer Olympics.

The St. Louis Region’s Economy

The St. Louis Region, encompassing four counties and the city of St. Louis itself, is a dynamic and diverse economic powerhouse. Home to 39% of Missouri’s workforce, the region’s economy is robust and multifaceted, excelling in various sectors such as service, manufacturing, trade, transportation, tourism, and more. As of 2017, the area’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had soared past $160 billion, showcasing its significant economic impact.

Key Industries and Employers

St. Louis boasts a rich tapestry of industries, with notable strengths in several key areas:

  1. Service and Manufacturing: The region is a hub for both service-oriented companies and manufacturing giants. This blend of industries provides a stable foundation for the local economy.
  2. Trade and Transportation: Leveraging its strategic geographic location, St. Louis excels in trade and transportation, facilitating both domestic and international commerce.
  3. Tourism: The city’s rich history, cultural attractions, and vibrant community life make it a popular destination for tourists.

Major Companies and Employers

A testament to its economic vitality, St. Louis is home to eight Fortune 500 companies and numerous other prominent businesses, including:

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Anthem BlueCross and Blue Shield
  • Ameren Corporation
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare
  • Spire, Inc.
  • MilliporeSigma
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Square, Inc.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Centene Corporation
  • Express Scripts

Additionally, the region hosts major private employers such as Washington University, Boeing, Barnes Jewish Hospital, General Motors, and St. Louis University. Other significant contributors include headquarters operations like Monsanto and Enterprise, alongside financial services providers Edward Jones and Wells Fargo.

Workforce and Employment Statistics

The St. Louis Region’s workforce is both substantial and diverse, with more than 1,051,200 employees, making up 35 percent of Missouri’s total employment

Many of these folks have experienced improved vision as Brinton Vision patients!

St. Louis Higher Education

St. Louis has many fine institutions of higher education including:

  1. Fontbonne University: A Catholic institution in St. Louis, offering liberal arts, professional, and adult education programs to a diverse student body.
  2. Harris-Stowe State University: This university has evolved from a teacher preparation institution to offering 14 different degree programs.
  3. Ranken Technical College: A career technical training school in St. Louis, Missouri, specializing in hands-on career training programs.
  4. Saint Louis University: A top-ranked Catholic, Jesuit university known for its research institutions and academic excellence.
  5. Sanford-Brown: Offers short-term programs and hands-on training for new career pursuits and advancement in healthcare professions.
  6. St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Known for its supportive environment, it prepares students for impactful roles in pharmacy and healthcare.
  7. St. Louis Community College: Focused on expanding minds and changing lives, it offers dynamic learning environments for a diverse community.
  8. UMSL Neighborhood Leadership Academy: Provides hands-on leadership training with a focus on community building, project planning, and personal leadership skills.
  9. University of Missouri-St. Louis: The largest university in St. Louis, known for high-ranking programs and a significant impact in Missouri.
  10. Washington University in St. Louis: A globally recognized leader in teaching and research, attracting students and faculty from across the world.
  11. Webster University: A worldwide institution offering high-quality learning experiences aimed at fostering global citizenship and individual excellence.

Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis serve as accredited research centers. 

Saint Louis Sports Teams

Saint Louis is also known for its passionate sports fanbase and iconic professional sports teams. These teams not only bring thrilling action to the city but also play a significant role in its community and culture. Brinton Vision are huge fans! Here are city’s major sports franchises:

  1. St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL): The Blues, established in 1967, are a renowned NHL team with a loyal following. Known for their competitive spirit and exciting gameplay, they have a history marked by numerous playoff appearances and a Stanley Cup victory. The team plays its home games at the Enterprise Center, a hub of sports excitement in downtown St. Louis. The Blues are celebrated for their resilience and for representing the city’s rich musical heritage, which is also reflected in their name.
  2. The Cardinals Major League Baseball (MLB) Team: The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball. With origins dating back to the late 19th century, the Cardinals have a rich history, including multiple World Series Championships, making them one of the most successful teams in MLB history. The Cardinals play at Busch Stadium, known for its stunning views and enthusiastic crowds. The team’s legacy includes legendary players and memorable moments, making them a cornerstone of St. Louis sports culture.
  3. St. Louis City SC, Major League Soccer (MLS): St. Louis City SC marks the city’s exciting foray into Major League Soccer. As a relatively new addition, this team brings a fresh burst of energy and diversity to St. Louis’ sports scene. Their inclusion in MLS is a testament to the growing popularity of soccer in the United States and the city’s commitment to expanding its sports portfolio. The team is set to play in a state-of-the-art stadium, promising to offer an exhilarating soccer experience to fans. St. Louis City SC is not just a team; it’s a symbol of the city’s dynamic and evolving sports landscape.

Each of these teams contributes uniquely to the fabric of St. Louis, making it a city with a rich and diverse sports culture. Whether it’s the icy battles of the Blues, the historic diamond of the Cardinals, or the energetic pitch of St. Louis City SC, the city’s sports teams offer something for every kind of sports enthusiast.


Among the city’s attractions are the Gateway Arch, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the St. Louis Art Museum.

We love calling St. Louis home!

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