Our Surgeons

Our LASIK surgeons are highly trained to address the specific needs of their patients and give you the quality care you deserve. They are committed to offering you the latest and best technologies. We are not the number one LASIK provider in the St. Louis area because we are the largest – we are the largest because we provide quality care.

Joseph P. Gira, M.D.

Joseph P. Gira, M.D.

WaveLight ALLEGRETTO Laser Certification
FS200 Laser
VISX Excimer Laser Certification
CustomVue Laser Certification

Dr. Joseph Gira is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine receiving his Doctorate Degree with Distinction. He also completed his undergraduate training from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After a year of transitional internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Gira completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Hermann Eye Center. He has been in private practice since 1999. Dr. Gira is Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been performing refractive surgery as a LASIK Specialist since 1999. Dr. Gira is affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Missouri State Medical Association. He has presented papers at various ophthalmology conferences, has published research papers and is an accomplished speaker. Dr. Gira is married and lives in the St. Louis area.


Steven F. Lee, M.D.

WaveLight ALLEGRETTO Laser Certification
FS200 Laser
VISX Excimer Laser Certification
CustomVue Laser Certification

Dr. Steven Lee received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lee completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis and is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. His fellowship training was done at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. Dr. Lee is Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been performing refractive surgery since 1996. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has much research experience and has been published several times. Dr. Lee lives in the St. Louis area with his wife and four children. He enjoys tennis, grilling and skiing in his spare time.