Eye Doctors and LASIK Eye Surgeons in St. Louis, Missouri — Meet Sean P. Mulqueeny, O.D. and Lawrence Gans, M.D.
The eye doctors and LASIK eye surgeons at the St. Louis, Missouri office of Mulqueeny Eye Centers pride themselves on offering a full array of services backed by the most up-to-date technology and decades of experience. Sean P. Mulqueeny, O.D. founded the practice to help patients with all of their vision needs — from LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures to primary eye care which includes eye health examinations, specialty contact lenses, and treatment and management of ocular disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. For more information about LASIK or any of the services offered by our team of eye surgeons and eye doctors, please contact us today.
- Sean P. Mulqueeny, O.D.
- Lawrence A. Gans, M.D.
- Nathan Hesemann, M.D.
- Andrew J. Biondo, O.D.
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Sean P. Mulqueeny, O.D.
Leading our team of eye doctors, Sean P. Mulqueeny, O.D. is a proud native of St. Louis, Missouri, and has practiced optometry since 1991, when he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri School of Optometry. In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor and was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor in 2003.
Dr. Mulqueeny is a noted speaker and has traveled the world teaching and lecturing on many areas, including vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK (ASA) and the management and treatment of ocular disease such as dry eye syndrome. A specialist in the management of ocular diseases and the co-management of refractive and cataract surgery, Dr. Mulqueeny has won many prestigious awards. These include the Award for Clinical Excellence in the Area of Ocular Disease and the Vision Service Plan Scholarship for Clinical Excellence.
Sean Mulqueeny is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Missouri. A member of the Board of Optometric Society of St. Louis where he served as President in 2002, Dr. Mulqueeny is also affiliated with the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, St. Louis Optometric Society, American Optometric Association/Contact Lens Section, and the M.D./O.D. Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis.
Dr. Mulqueeny is the Director of the Dry Eye Institute of St. Louis, the only establishment of its kind in the Midwest dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic dry eye syndrome. He is involved in clinical research involving dry eye, currently serving as a Principal Investigator of the PROOF study to determine the natural progression of dry eye disease and the ONIT – Oral Nutritional Impact on Tear Film clinical investigation. He also serves on the advisory board for Zeavision, assisting in the development of products for eye care professionals and consumers to preserve healthy vision.
Dr. Mulqueeny is a former College Soccer All American. In the early 1980s, he played professional soccer for the St. Louis Steamers. He lives in Town and Country with his wife and two sons.back to top
Dr. Lawrence A. Gans, M.D.
Dr. Lawrence Gans is one of two LASIK eye surgeons in our St. Louis, Missouri office, specializing in refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK (Advanced Surface Ablation) and CK® (Conductive Keratoplasty), as well as cataract and corneal surgery. Cornea sub-specialist Dr. Gans has more than 22 years of experience in corneal and refractive surgery and is a pioneer in the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In 1991, he was one of the principal investigators for the FDA clinical trials for the excimer laser at Washington University School of Medicine and is considered an authority on vision correction procedures.
In addition, Dr. Gans performs lens implant surgery, corneal transplantation, tumor removal, and the treatment of trauma involving the anterior segment of the eye. He was among the first LASIK eye surgeons to perform refractive surgery using the excimer laser. Dr. Lawrence Gans, Medical Director of SureVision Laser Center, was also chosen to perform the Visian ICL™ implantable contact lens procedure on the first patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area and is now the most experienced provider for this type of vision correction.
Dr. Lawrence Gans earned his medical degree at Case-Western Reserve University, and then completed a medical internship and ophthalmology residency at Washington University. At the prestigious Jules Stein Institute at UCLA, he completed a fellowship in Corneal and External Ocular Diseases.
Recognized as an innovator in corneal and refractive surgery, Dr. Gans was named one of St. Louis Magazine’s Top Doctors in the area, and one of the country’s top doctors by Who’s Who.
Dr. Gans is the Medical Director and leader of the SureVision Eye Centers’ refractive surgery team, and the SureVision Laser Center.back to top
Dr. Nathan Hesemann, M.D.
Dr. Nathan Hesemann is a Missouri native who joined SureVision and Mulqueeny Eye Centers after extensive education and training at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. With an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Hesemann went on to complete his Medical School, Internship and Ophthalmology Residency training at the University.
During his residency, he was named Resident Teacher of the Year and received awards for his research into corneal healing after laser vision correction, including LASIK and surface laser ablation. His areas of interest include cataract surgery, cornea surgery, laser vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, and ophthalmologic involvement of systemic diseases such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, and medication induced ocular changes.
After his residency, he completed an extensive Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Fellowship under the tutelage of Lawrence A. Gans, M.D., Medical Director of SureVision Eye Centers. His fellowship focused on advanced techniques in LASIK - laser vision correction, corneal transplantation, cataract surgery and lens implantation, including multi-focal and specialty lens implant options.
He is a member of multiple State and National Medical Societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Cornea Society and Missouri State Medical Association.
Dr. Hesemann resides in St. Louis with his wife and two children. His wife is in Fellowship Training as a Pediatric Nephrologist at Washington University.back to top
Dr. Andrew J. Biondo, O.D.
A St. Louis native, Dr. Biondo graduated with highest honors from the University of Missouri College of Optometry. During his training, he received many prestigious awards including the J. Pat Cummings Acuvue Scholarship Award, Dean’s List with Honors and membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Society. He also served as the American Optometric Student Association Vice President. His internship studies focused on ocular disease management, specialty contact lenses and ocular surgery co-management.
Dr. Biondo is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Missouri Optometric Association, the St. Louis Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. He also serves as an executive board member of the St. Louis Optometric Society.
While practicing full scope optometry, Dr. Biondo specializes in the treatment of dry eye, glaucoma and various other ocular diseases. Along with LASIK and cataract co-management, he also specializes in custom contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants and other corneal abnormalities.
Dr. Biondo graduated from Parkway South High School where he was member of the National Honor Society and lettered in lacrosse. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Missouri, Columbia and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He and his wife currently reside in Kirkwood.back to top
At Mulqueeny Eye Centers, our eye doctors strive to provide you with the best in personalized treatment at an affordable price. We are happy to help put vision correction procedures like LASIK within your financial reach. To make your treatment more affordable, Mulqueeny Eye Centers is pleased to offer Care Credit® financing options for flexible payment plans and convenient payment options. Our practice lets you schedule your procedure immediately and the financing plans from Care Credit® can help you pay for it over time. The application process is fast, easy and of course, completely confidential.
You may choose any of the following payment options:
- Cash or Cashier's Check
- Credit Card
- Flexible Payment Plans
Start living the life you deserve today! Please contact our office at 314-542-3600 for more information or if you have questions about your payment options.
With our busy lifestyles, when to have your procedure should be the question, not how to pay for it!back to top
Jen Sparks - Radio Personality, KHITS Radio
My experience at Mulqueeny Eye Centers was FUN! I finally grew tired of my contacts and my eye doctor had recommended that I see Dr. Mulqueeny and Dr. Gans for my LASIK surgery. My pre-op nerves were calmed by JoAnn...who was great. She talked me through everything I would experience before, during and after the surgery. The big day came and I felt confident that I had pros working on my eyes! JoAnn even held my hand through the quick surgery. I say that anyone with contact or glasses ditch 'em....and call my favorite doctors...Dr. Sean Mulqueeny and Dr. Lawrence Gans. I can see perfectly now. What a great experience!
Joe Erker - Actor
As an actor, I’m constantly dealing with script changes while shooting. Before my NearVisionSM CK®, I had to search for my "cheaters" so I could read the changes. I always hated that for two reasons… one, there were many times I would forget the blasted things were on my face, causing more delays (time is money). And, two, those cheaters always made me look older. That’s a real "no-no" in my business!
I couldn’t be more pleased with how everything worked out. The care and knowledge that Dr. Mulqueeny and his staff gave me during my NearVisionSM CK® was remarkable! My fears and anxiety were alleviated by their warmth and understanding.back to top
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01 - Why is the speed of the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® so important? click here to listen
02 - Does the type of laser used during LASIK make a difference? click here to listen
03 - Do I have to worry about glare and halos with night driving? click here to listen
04 - Who is a good candidate for LASIK?: click here to listen
05 - Isn't all laser vision correction the same?: click here to listen
06 - How long will the LASIK result last?: click here to listen
07 - Will my medical insurance plan pay for LASIK?: click here to listen
08 - I am not a good candidate for LASIK, is there an alternative procedure?: click here to listen
09 - Will I need reading glasses after the LASIK procedure?: click here to listen
10 - I’ve always had great distance vision; now that I’m older, I can’t see at distance or up close. What happened?: click here to listen
11 - Am I too old to eliminate my need for glasses or contact lenses? click here to listen
12 - What are the symptoms and treatment of cataracts click here to listen
13 - Can I have a lens replacement even though I don’t have cataracts? click here to listen
14 - How does aging affect dry eye? click here to listen
15 - What are the symptoms/causes of dry eye and what can I do about it? click here to listen
Please remember that Laser Refractive Surgery is SURGERY, and you
must consider it very seriously. All surgery has risks, no
matter how safe it is considered. The information below is
provided in compliance with an FDA requirement to inform you of
the study results using the Wavelight Allegretto laser. The
statistics stated below refer to that study, and may not be the
same as the statistics for your doctor performing similar surgery
at the SureVision Laser Center and Mulqueeny Eye Centers. You
may ask your doctor what the statistics are for surgery on eyes
similar to yours to better understand your specific risks.
Important risks to consider include dry eye conditions, halo
effects, glare, ghost images or double vision, starbursts, and
the possible need for glasses or contact lenses to provide you
the best vision at various distances.
Please see the brief statement regarding risks and benefits of laser vision correction by following this link.
Contact Mulqueeny Eye Centers to Schedule Your Consultation
Led by Dr. Sean P. Mulqueeny, our eye doctors and LASIK eye surgeons draw patients from all over the bi-state area including St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Charles, Springfield, Osage Beach and Cape Girardeau in Missouri and Belleville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon and Springfield in Illinois.
The first step before undergoing LASIK or another refractive surgery procedure is to visit us for a comprehensive evaluation. During this meeting with Dr. Mulqueeny, we will determine your visual needs, assess the health of your eyes, and talk to you about your expectations. Many factors must be considered before we can advise you on which procedure is best for your individual needs.
Our LASIK surgeons and eye doctors in St. Louis, Missouri have built a reputation on superior patient care and expertise in refractive surgery. Contact Dr. Sean Mulqueeny and our staff today to schedule a consultation.back to top