Joseph P. Gira, MD
Steven F. Lee, MD



Clarkson Eyecare
17249 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005

(800) 590-4101


Joseph P. Gira, MD


Steven F. Lee, MD



LASIK St. Louis – Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in St. Louis and the surrounding area

Joseph P. Gira, MD and Steven F. Lee, MD are board-certified ophthalmologists treating St. Louis LASIK patients. Collectively, they have more than 30 years of ophthalmologic experience. Dr. Gira alone has nearly 15 years of LASIK surgical experience. Dr. Lee received advanced fellowship training in corneal surgery. These highly trained and experienced laser eye surgeons are dedicated to utilizing the most advanced technology available to deliver exceptional vision correction results to every patient.

At Clarkson Eyecare, Drs. Gira and Lee offer a range of vision correction treatment options. These include LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma treatment and a number of other procedures designed to correct vision. Clarkson Eyecare also offers general eye care services, including routine eye exams and prescription eyewear.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gira or Dr. Lee, and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Clarkson Eyecare by calling (800) 590-4101 today.

More About Vision Correction at Clarkson Eyecare


LASIK with WaveLight refractive technology can help preserve the quality of your vision, ensuring your eyes are at their most natural and their most useful.

What Do Patients Say About Their Experiences With Clarkson Eyecare?

"After a visit to another area provider I decided to find somewhere that actually cared for its patients and didn't make me feel like I was part of a cattle call. I quickly discovered that Clarkson is the place for me! I don't think I can tell you enough how much I appreciate all you do." —Meagan S.

"The Clarkson team always bends over backwards to assist. They do not rush you like other places. I feel fortunate to go to a place where I am treated like a patient as opposed to being treated like a customer. Thank you Clarkson Eyecare – I wish I would have found you years ago." —Luke P.

"I had gone to Clarkson for eye exams and when considering LASIK they were my first choice. They made it easy and stress free. Now I see 20/20 and love it! Thank you!" —Guy S.

At Clarkson Eyecare, the ophthalmologists use advanced laser technology to provide patients with customized vision correction. Clarkson Eyecare is equipped with WaveLight FS200 and ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q laser technology to deliver personally tailored vision correction results.

Before starting LASIK surgery, the laser eye surgeon uses wavefront diagnostic technology to generate a distinct "fingerprint" of the eye's refractive error, including extremely subtle vision errors referred to as higher order aberrations. The ophthalmologist utilizes the imaged data to calibrate the excimer laser used to re-shape the curvature of the cornea.

The St. Louis eye surgeon starts LASIK surgery by using the Wavelight femtosecond laser to make a miniscule flap in the cornea. He carefully folds the flap back to access the underlying corneal tissue. Using the excimer laser, the eye surgeon re-contours the curvature of the cornea, meanwhile correcting the refractive error effecting the patient's nearsightedness, farsightedness and / or astigmatism. Once the process is completed, he gently returns the corneal flap back to its original position, where it naturally re-seals itself to the eye without the need for stitches. St. Louis LASIK patients at Clarkson Eyecare do not feel any pain during surgery. Typically, they detect an improvement in vision within 24 to 48 hours following the LASIK procedure. Patients frequently find that they no longer need to depend on daily prescription eyewear to see clearly. In addition, over 99 percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after undergoing LASIK surgery.

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More About the Eye Surgeons at Clarkson Eyecare

Joseph P. Gira, MD, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, graduating with distinction. Dr. Gira then fulfilled a transitional medical internship at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis before completing his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Hermann Eye Center. Dr. Gira has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals and speaks at various ophthalmology conferences across the nation. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Missouri State Medical Association.

Steven F. Lee, MD, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland and his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He fulfilled a residency in ophthalmology at Barnes Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lee then received advanced cornea fellowship training at Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla. He has published numerous ophthalmology articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lee is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Lee has been performing refractive surgery since 1996, and is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

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