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Dr. Andrew Blatt, M.D., M.A.

Dr. Andy Blatt

Dr. Blatt is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. A graduate of Duke University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Chemistry and French. He earned both a Master's and Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine. The subject for his Master's degree was the effectiveness of oral acyclovir in preventing recurrent herpes keratitis.

Following an internship year at Emory University, he completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed a Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus fellowship at New England Medical Center at Tufts University School of Medicine. He returned home to practice ophthalmology in St. Louis since 1997.

Since completion of his training, Dr. Blatt has remained committed to teaching medical students and residents. He has taught eye examination skills to Washington University medical students. He has also participated monthly as an attending physician in the Barnes-Jewish Eye Clinic since 1997 and starting in 2007 has been supervising ophthalmology residents in the practice ophthalmology surgery lab. He was awarded ophthalmology teacher of the year clinical faculty in 1999. He also has optometry students rotate through his office as well as observe him in the operating room to learn pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus skills. He also presents lectures locally to the St. Louis Optometric Society as well as at the Association of Technical Personnel and Ophthalmology at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Blatt also remains active in the community. He was a volunteer ophthalmologist at the Missouri School for the Blind 1997-2007. He was recently elected to serve on the Board for the Lighthouse for the Blind in St. Louis (2007). An associate member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the St. Louis Ophthalmological Society, Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Blatt enjoys his affiliation with Washington University and looks forward to many additional years of teaching residents and students in the future.

Haiti free eye clinic patients
Haiti free eye clinic patients

Haiti free eye clinic pediatric patient
Haiti free eye clinic pediatric patient

Haiti - operating room
Haiti - operating room
Haiti - child with right esotropia before surgery
Haiti - before surgery for right esotropia

Haiti - Dr. Blatt with pediatric patient
Haiti - Dr. Blatt with pediatric patient

child one day after strabismus surgery
Haiti - child one day after strabismus surgery

Dr. Blatt was one of a team of eye doctors who went to Haiti in May 2010 as part of the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission Group. Click to see his lecture slides and photos of his experience as a Haiti volunteer. (Note: it is a large file and may take a moment to load in your browser.)

Dr Stephen Cusumano, O.D.

St. Louis Eye Care specialists LLC would like to introduce Stephen Cusumano, O.D. Dr. Cusumano joined the office in January of 2023 to help with all of the vision needs associated with routine vision, cataract, glaucoma, dry eye, keratoconus, contact lenses, myopia control, and specialty contact lenses.

Dt. Stephen Cusumano is a graduate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. He practiced in Columbia, Missouri for four years before he moved to St. Louis to open his own private practice. Dr. Cusumano's desire is to better serve his patients, offering optimal care along with a warm, friendly environment. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lighthouse for the Blind and continues to participate in the community by holding speaking engagements at area schools.

We are delighted to have his expertise at our office, and wanted to emphasize his treatment options in myopia control in pediatric patients.

Dr. Cusumano offers the following treatment options to help mitigate the progression of myopia and reduce the risk of associated long-term complications:

  • Orthokeratology
  • MiSight Contact Lenses
  • Low-Dose Atropine

Laura C.O.A. (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)
Office Manager and Insurance and Billing Coordinator

Laura is a native of St. Louis and has worked since July of 2002 at St. Louis Eye Care Specialists, LLC. Laura achieved Certification in November of 2008. Laura is happy to help patients with insurance issues.

Dana C.O.A. (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)

Dana is a native of St. Louis and has worked in the Ophthalmic field since March of 2000. Dana has worked at St. Louis Eye Care Specialists, LLC since December of 2004. Dana achieved Certification in April 2008.

Michelle - C.O.A. (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)

Erin - Optician

Erin is a native of Washington, Missouri and has worked at St. Louis Eye Care Specialists, LLC since May of 2007.

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