Comprehensive Eye Exams in St. Louis, MO

We love fitting people into new glasses here at Eye Roc Eyewear, but the first step is setting people up with a comprehensive eye exam to make sure their eyes are in the best possible shape. These medical exams nail down the details of your eye health and generate your precise vision prescription — that’s the info we need to truly customize your new pair of outstanding eyeglasses!

Do I Really Need an Eye Exam Before Getting Glasses?

Every day we’re asked this, and every day, the answer is YES! Annual eye exams allow your eye doctor to look out for signs of eye diseases that could harm your eyes — or vision — down the line. You might not have any issues at the moment, but your eyes grow and change over time, so your eye doctor will look for problems and ways to keep them at bay. The frames you love, the lenses you pick, and your ultra-precise prescription don’t mean as much if your eyes aren’t in peak condition.

Our exams also provide a fresh vision prescription: we love the style, flair, and feel of eyeglasses, but the prescription is what allows them to be as functional as they are cool. Like a convertible. Or a fridge.

Do I Really Need an Eye Exam Before Getting Glasses?

Every day we’re asked this, and every day, the answer is YES! Annual eye exams allow your eye doctor to look out for signs of eye diseases that could harm your eyes — or vision — down the line. You might not have any issues at the moment, but your eyes grow and change over time, so your eye doctor will look for problems and ways to keep them at bay. The frames you love, the lenses you pick, and your ultra-precise prescription don’t mean as much if your eyes aren’t in peak condition.

Our exams also provide a fresh vision prescription: we love the style, flair, and feel of eyeglasses, but the prescription is what allows them to be as functional as they are cool. Like a convertible. Or a fridge.

Meet Our
St. Louis Eye Doctor:

Kate Gettinger, O.D.

Our eye doctor, Kate Gettinger, O.D., is our resident expert at helping you get the eye care you need. Whether that means diagnosing your unique eye health, getting you the perfect vision prescription, or fitting you for a pair of awesome, independent frames, you can rely on Dr. Gettinger.

Dr. Gettinger believes in the importance of building a solid relationship with her patients. She gets to know about you, your lifestyle, and your overall health, and then adapts her solutions to you. She also collaborates closely with our opticians, and can help guide you through the customization options you might want in your eyeglasses. Being this good takes a lot of extra work, and Dr. Gettinger’s always on it.

Kate Gettinger, O.D.
Eye Roc Center Front

Meet Our
St. Louis Eye Doctor:

Kate Gettinger, O.D.
Eye Roc Center Front

Kate Gettinger, O.D.

Our eye doctor, Kate Gettinger, O.D., is our resident expert at helping you get the eye care you need. Whether that means diagnosing your unique eye health, getting you the perfect vision prescription, or fitting you for a pair of awesome, independent frames, you can rely on Dr. Gettinger.

Dr. Gettinger believes in the importance of building a solid relationship with her patients. She gets to know about you, your lifestyle, and your overall health, and then adapts her solutions to you. She also collaborates closely with our opticians, and can help guide you through the customization options you might want in your eyeglasses. Being this good takes a lot of extra work, and Dr. Gettinger’s always on it.

FROM OUR FANS

“I had an awesome experience with shopping and my eye exam. All the staff was helpful, knowledgeable and generous with their time and perspectives on the range of frames. I will definitely return to get sunglasses for my new prescription. AND the super bonus is this is a locally owned business!”

-Louise D.

What You Get from
An Eye Roc Eye Exam

We never want you to think of an eye exam like your taxes — an annual task that’s somehow both boring and annoying (and, way too often, too expensive). An eye exam at Eye Roc is a you-centric experience where we go above and beyond to make you comfortable and take care of your eye health needs, all at a reasonable rate.

Medical Eye Care

It’s extremely important to diagnose and manage eye conditions before they create problems, cause you pain, or degrade your eyesight. For example, we help a lot of dry eye patients not only get relief, but real treatment for its underlying causes. We also use advanced optometric technology to get a complete look at the inner workings of your eyes, and monitor changes year over year to track your eye health.

As much as we love eyeglasses and believe in what they do for people, there are some conditions that can’t be fixed with a stronger vision prescription. Your eye exam is the starting point for us to assess those medical needs. Once your eyes are healthy, then we’ll focus on our outstanding frames.

Precise Vision Prescription

To get the most out of your eyewear, you’ve got to be able to see clearly with them. And we mean crystal clear: no distortion or headaches from a slightly-off prescription. We take the time to identify your precise vision prescription, whether it’s for eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts, goggles, or proving that you’re fit to fly a plane — in every case, we all want those numbers to be exactly right.

From Expert Eye Exam to Exceptional Eyewear Experience

We believe in a smooth, at-your-pace exam process here at Eye Roc. You can basically slide out of your exam chair and right on over to a comfortable couch — and an unmatched shopping experience — in our optical boutique. For some people, the best part of the exam is shooting the breeze with Dr. Gettinger; for others, it’s the following time spent sipping coffee, talking eyewear, and trying frames at your pace.

Dr. Gettinger, your opticians, and (most importantly) you will all talk about what frames are going to best meet your needs and fashion. They’ll let you know about lens add-ons that benefit your lifestyle, such as transitions for outdoor activity or blue light filters. Our awesome opticians take it from there, helping you navigate the thousands of incredible independent eyewear options we’ve got in store. There’s something here for everyone, and they’ll help you find the real you on our shelves!

From Expert Eye Exam to Exceptional Eyewear Experience

We believe in a smooth, at-your-pace exam process here at Eye Roc. You can basically slide out of your exam chair and right on over to a comfortable couch — and an unmatched shopping experience — in our optical boutique. For some people, the best part of the exam is shooting the breeze with Dr. Gettinger; for others, it’s the following time spent sipping coffee, talking eyewear, and trying frames at your pace.

Dr. Gettinger, your opticians, and (most importantly) you will all talk about what frames are going to best meet your needs and fashion. They’ll let you know about lens add-ons that benefit your lifestyle, such as transitions for outdoor activity or blue light filters. Our awesome opticians take it from there, helping you navigate the thousands of incredible independent eyewear options we’ve got in store. There’s something here for everyone, and they’ll help you find the real you on our shelves!