Lawrence A Gans, MD Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology Alton, IL

About Dr. Lawrence A Gans MD

Dr. Lawrence A Gans, MD is a doctor primarily located in Alton, IL, with other offices in Florissant, MO and Creve Coeur, MO( and 5 other locations). He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Gans has received 2 awards.

Patients' Choice AwardCompassionate Doctor Recognition


Dr. Lawrence A Gans has 7 locations

Get Directions Surevision Eye Centers 1 Professional Dr Ste 260 Alton, IL 62002
Get Directions Woodcrest Surgery Center 900 N Highway 67 St Florissant, MO 63031
Get Directions Surevision Eye Centers 12101 Woodcrest Exec Dr # 150 Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Get Directions Surevision Eye Centers 7934 N Lindbergh Blvd Ste A Hazelwood, MO 63042
Get Directions Lasikplus Vision Center 12395 Olive Blvd Ste 301 Saint Louis, MO 63141
Get Directions Sure Vision Eye Center 1 Professional Dr Ste 260 Alton, IL 62002
Get Directions Gans Lawrence Office 612 N New Ballas Rd Saint Louis, MO 63141


Dr. Lawrence A Gans has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Lawrence A Gans has the following 14 expertise

  • Refractive Surgical Procedures
  • Glaucoma
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Exam
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Blindness
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy
  • Eye Pain
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)


2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.


43 Years Experience

Ucla Medical Center


Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1977

Dr. Lawrence A Gans Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Lawrence A Gans

Dr. Lawrence Gans is a Refractive, Cataract and Corneal Surgery Specialist. His surgical expertise includes LASIK, ICL, and other forms of refractive surgery, cataract & lens implant surgery, DSAEK, corneal transplantation, tumors and trauma to the anterior segment of the eye. He was among the first surgeons to perform Excimer Laser refractive surgery in the St. Louis area and has since performed over 17,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. Gans received his medical degree from Case-Western Reserve University, followed by a medical internship and ophthalmology residency at Washington University. He completed prestigious fellowship in Corneal & External Ocular Diseases at the Jules Stein Institute of UCLA. In 1981, Dr. Gans was appointed to the teaching faculty at Washington University. He performed the first refractive surgery at Barnes Hospital and, in 1990, was appointed as the Principal Investigator for the Excimer Laser Study at Washington University. He is Board Certified as a Diplomat and Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and was awarded the Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous local, state, national and international medical societies. As an instructor of eye surgery, he has lectured and demonstrated operations in over twelve countries on five continents. Dr. Gans innovations in corneal and refractive surgery have been recognized by his peers, as he was named for the past two decades St. Louis Magazine's list of the Top Doctors in our area and by Who's Who as one of the top doctors in the country. With over 33 years experience in refractive and corneal surgery, Dr. Gans has been a pioneer in procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He is the President, Medical Director and leader of the refractive surgery team for SureVision Eye Centers and the SureVision Laser Center.

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