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Clarkson Eyecare Company History

Clarkson Eyecare Headquarters Ellisville, MissouriClarkson Eyecare is proud to be a medically based optometric group based in St. Louis, Missouri. Our team of highly trained optometrists, opticians, and technicians focus on maintaining the health and development of your eyes by providing the most comprehensive eye exam on the market. The Clarkson Eyecare brand was founded in 1979 by Lawrence J. Jehling, O.D. and Lynette S. Lui, O.D. as the Jehling-Lui Eye Associates on Clarkson Road in Ellisville, Missouri.

A few years later, Dr. Jehling opened a second office in Pacific, Missouri, called Pacific Eyecare. A full-service lens-grinding laboratory was then added to the Pacific location.

In 1995, Dr. Jehling and Dr. James Wachter merged four St. Louis locations to take on one brand: Clarkson Eyecare. The merger ignited the rapid growth of the company. Clarkson Eyecare has recently expanded its services to serve not only Missouri and Southern Illinois. With the acquisition of Sight & Sun Eyeworks in the Florida Panhandle and the recent merging of Cincinnati based Thoma & Sutton Eye Care, more and more patients are experiencing the Clarkson difference.

Clarkson Eyecare also has its own proprietary practice management software, Eyecare 360. Developed from the input of our own doctors, this software enables optometrists, ophthalmologists and their staffs to create a better patient experience through Electronic Medical Records (EMR). With this new technology, appointments, insurance verification, billing, inventory and eye exams are all done electronically.

Clarkson looks forward to continued growth in the future, and to the opportunity to serve more patients with our expert optometric care. We welcome you to visit your neighborhood office today.