Caring for the needs of your Special Eyes!

Our Patients Are Our Focus!

We are committed to the protection and preservation of the precious gift of sight. Our eye doctors and entire staff will do everything possible to merit the confidence you show in our practice by allowing us to provide for your eye care needs. We are honored that you have entrusted your vision to us. Nothing is more important than your eyesight…that’s the way the doctors of Eye Care Specialists see it!

Please note, we no longer offer pediatric ophthalmology

Our Patients Say It Best:

From the first time I called to the day after the procedure, all of the staff made me feel more secure in my decision to place my vision in your hands.
-Stephanie M.
Thank you so much for the great care and service I’ve been given before, during, and after my LASIK. In this day and age it’s great to know that “customer service” is not a thing of the past!
-Angela O.
From the time we entered the building until the time we left, the doctor and staff were friendly, courteous, and willing to answer all my questions.
-Jim B.

Our History

Eye Care Specialists is a state-of-the-art practice that initiated multi-specialty ophthalmology in Southeast Missouri. Our eye doctors are eye care physicians who collaborate in the area of complex ophthalmologic conditions that warrant the expertise of ophthalmologists with fellowship training. Eye Care Specialists is progressive in being high-tech, while preserving a service-oriented focus in “caring for the needs of your special eyes.” 

Cape Retinal Surgery Center

In 1989, David Westrich, M.D. initiated a practice specializing in vitreoretinal disease and surgery. The practice grew from a single eye doctor’s office to a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice with fellowship-trained surgeons and satellite locations in three states (Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky). The name was changed to Eye Care Specialists in 1998 to encompass various divisions of clinical ophthalmology specialization.

Multi-Specialty Services

Services include: Retinal with David J. Westrich, MD, FACS and Tatyana I. Metelitsina, MD; Corneal, LASIK, Glaucoma with D. Shawn Parker, MD, FACS; General Ophthalmology (in Poplar Bluff) with Brad Stuckenschneider, MD, FACS; Pediatric Ophthalmology with Linn M. Mangano, MD; and Low-vision with Michael J. Katich, OD.

For more information on eye conditions and Eye Care Specialists, please visit our main practice site at

Patient Feedback

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

-Mahatma Gandhi
At Eye Care Specialists, we do not just want to meet your expectations but exceed them. If we fell short, please let us know how we can improve. If we did something great, we of course love to hear those experiences as well to know we are on the right track! Please share your experience with us using the contact form to the right.
Thank you for choosing Eye Care Specialists!

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Eye Care Specialists

Caring for the needs of your SPECIAL EYES!

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