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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 Our Eye Doctors

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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...
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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...
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Dr. Paige Benten

Dr. Paige Benten grew up in St. Louis before she went to undergraduate school in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. She continued her education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and began practicing at Rosen...

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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,...
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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...

Meet Our Eye Care Staff

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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...
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Peachez Cooper

Peachez has been with us for fifteen 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...
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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...
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Irene Newman

Irene has worked over 40 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,policy, and privacy compliance. Email Irene directly at  ...
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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...
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Nickie Budnicki

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...
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Allie Miller

Allie 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...
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Stefanie Flores

Stefanie has 7 years of experience in eyecare. She enjoys assisting patients in choosing the best eyewear to help them see better, feel comfortable, and look good! She works in all areas of our office and is great at multitasking and helping where she is needed. In her free time, she loves...
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Karla Flores-Macias

Karla is an optometry student and skilled technician working part time while she's in school. She is learning all aspects of our practice to supplement her training. Karla doesn't have much free time but loves to travel and spend time with her family ....

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.