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Meet our optometric team in St. Louis, Missouri. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Meet Dr. Steven Rosen, Dr. Ashley Tary, Dr. Karen Rosen, and - Optometric Team Near You


Meet Our Eye Doctors


Dr. Lawrence Ernst

Rosen Optometry is pleased to welcome Dr. Lawrence Ernst to our practice. Dr. Ernst was born and raised in St. Louis and is a graduate of De Smet High School, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. A member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association and the St. Louis Optometric Society, Dr. Ernst started practicing in Warrenton, Mo., in 1990 and ran a successful Optometric office there for 24 years.  "We are very excited that he has now chosen to join our team at Rosen Optometry,” said Dr. Steve Rosen. Dr....


Dr. Ashley Tary

Dr. Ashley Tary was born and raised in the St. Louis area. When she decided to pursue her passion for optometry, she chose to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she enrolled in the 3+4 accelerated program. She graduated in 2014 with honors. Dr. Tary is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, and St. Louis Optometric Society. Dr. Tary thoroughly enjoys practicing optometry with special interests in contact lenses, pediatric vision, and treatment and management of ocular disease, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy She looks forward to personally getting to know...


Dr. Karen Rosen

Dr. Karen Rosen received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in its first class in 1984. She previously received a B.A. in Biology from Indiana University in 1977. “Dr. Karen” is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Missouri Optometric Association, the Missouri Optometric Foundation, the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and the St. Louis Optometric Society (Past President).  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Karen served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for over 10 years.  Dr. Rosen served...


Dr. Steven Rosen

Dr. Steven Rosen received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1979.  He also received his undergraduate degree from IU, as well.  “Dr. Steve” is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Missouri Optometric Association, the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, the St. Louis Optometric Society (President '04-'05) and the Orthokeratology Association of America.  The St. Louis Optometric Society named Dr. Steve Optometrist of the Year for 2008.  Dr. Rosen served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for many years.  Dr. Rosen is also a member of...

Meet Our Eye Care Staff


Allie Miller: Lead Optician

Allie just joined our team and brings a wealth of Optical knowledge with many years of experience in leadership, sales, and service. She takes pride in making sure that all of our patients purchasing glasses get the right products and options, including the latest technology and the newest frame styles. Allie does an outstanding job making sure all aspects of our optical services are precise and efficient. Allie is very organized, she has to be, when she isn't working, Allie is very busy chasing her three small children and three big dogs!...


Nickie Budnicki: Optician, Technician

Nickie joined us as an experienced optician and brings her own style and fresh perspective to our office.  She is very detail oriented and very technically skilled.  She is cross-trained to work efficiently in all departments and gives 100% to everything she does.  Nickie has the best smile. She is very handy and is always working on a project, both at the office and at home!...


Scott Reifsnyder

Scott is an ABO certified Optician with 30 years experience. He is often called on to solve difficult Optical problems. When not at work, Scott enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. Scott is a long time South St. Louis County resident and is very involved in Scouting...


Irene Newman: Office Manager

Irene has worked over 30 years in Optical Industry and supervises all aspects of Rosen Optometry. She will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding products, services, insurance, and privacy compliance. Email Irene directly at  ...


Brenda Langbein

Brenda has been with Rosen Optometry for over 20 years and is an experienced optometric technician. She is an expert on contact lens insertion and removal and is skilled in specialized testing. Brenda keeps the office well stocked to insure we have all the supplies we need to take care of our patients. In her spare time, Brenda likes to take walks and explore new restaurants....


Peachez Cooper: Front Desk Supervisor

Peachez has been with us for ten years. She is a skilled technician and our Front Desk Supervisor. In her role, she is considered the ambassador of our office, making sure to greet everyone, answer questions, keep the schedule running on time, and ensuring patient satisfaction during their visit. Peachez remembers the name of just about everyone! She is our California girl. Like, awesome!...


Megan Moyer: Lead Technician

Megan has been with us for 10 years, moving from Receptionist to Technician, to Scribe, and now Lead Technician. She loves the new duties and does a great job assisting the doctor and manager, and making sure all aspects of the day to day operations run smooth. Every office needs a cat person. Megan is ours....


Tara Hill

Tara wears many hats at Rosen Optometry and can be called on to step in wherever needed. She is our resident insurance expert and, like the rest of the staff, she really tries to make sure patients get the most out of their benefits. She assists the doctor as a Scribe and is a skilled technician. In her spare time, Tara likes to work out, especially by running after her adorable and active toddler....


Vicki Weissflug: Optician, Technician

Vicki joined us as an experienced Optician and we were thrilled to have her lab experience, she has been a big help in our finishing lab. She has developed skills as a technician and even assists with insurance. Vicki is able to help out wherever there is a need and is very service oriented. Vicki is also athletic. We keep her very busy running around the office and she also ran a half marathon....

Rosen Optometry in St. Louis

Rosen Optometry provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around St. Louis. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Rosen Optometry aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.