Contact & Locations

The friendly staff at Advanced Sight Center welcomes your call and looks forward to serving you. If you have any questions about our ophthalmology and optical services, please call our office at the location you wish to visit. To schedule an appointment, you can call us or use our secure online appointment request form

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Advanced Sight Center offers three convenient locations in the St. Louis metro area, and two licensed ambulatory surgery centers. See the map below and select a location for phone, address, and details:

Office Hours

Our regular office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm at all locations. We also offer evening hours by appointment only and same-day emergency appointments.

Medical Emergencies

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call emergency medical services at 911 immediately. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Advanced Sight Center and they will contact us.

After Hours Urgent Medical Needs

If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to our doctors after our regular hours, please call our office. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day. Your call will be returned promptly.

Insurance / Payment / Billing

At Advanced Sight Center, we accept Medicare and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office to find out if we accept your plan. 

If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, you will need to pay at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, CareCredit, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. For services not covered by insurance, we welcome CareCredit® financing.


If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit.

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Doctors at Advanced Sight Center have hospital or surgery center affiliations with:

  • Advanced Surgery Center (Drs. Short and Ullrich)
  • Washington Surgery Center (Drs. Short and Ullrich)
  • TLC Laser Eye Centers (Dr. Ullrich)
  • Mercy Hospital (Dr. Ullrich)
  • SSM Health (Drs. Short, Ullrich, Olk, and Peralta)
  • Hermann Area District Hospital (Drs. Short and Ullrich)
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (Drs. Short and Olk)

Prescription Requests

Prescriptions and refills for established patients of Advanced Sight Center are routinely issued during our regular office hours (see above). You can make your request by calling the office you normally visit. 

No refills are issued during the evenings, weekends, or holidays, as the doctors do not have access to your medical records during those times. It is helpful to anticipate your refill needs to avoid an interruption in your medication therapy.

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