Edward Jarka has been an optometrist for more than 30 years and a member of the faculty of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry for over 14 years before retiring in December, 2017. In his early career as a clinician he has provided patient care in various clinical settings including private optometry practice, ophthalmology-optometry practices and as a hospital-based out-patient practice within the Veteran’s Administration. His ophthalmic research career has included experience in basic research and clinical research projects. In addition he was involved in product development research while serving as senior research optometrist at Ciba Vision. His research interests have centered on ocular surface disease and dry eye. Eight years ago, he began researching the clinical applications of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for ocular surface diseases. Dr. Jarka’s special interest includes meibomian gland dysfunction and ocular rosacea. He and his wife of 35 years (Martha) live in suburban St. Louis.
Dr. Jarka is currently accepting patient at our Webster Groves location on Mondays.
Key words: Dry eye, Ocular surface disease, Meibomian gland dysfunction, Ocular rosacea, Eye-Platelet rich plasma
Dr. Dustin Wiles joins Complete Vision Care today, June 1st.
A native of Farmington, he is excited to return home to serve the local communities.
Prior to joining, he served as an optometrist in the US Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, where he provided comprehensive eye care services for active duty military members, veterans and their families. He also led a specialty contact lens service for patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants and other corneal abnormalities. He will continue to serve as an optometrist in the US Army Reserve.
Dr. Wiles graduated as valedictorian of the 2012 University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry class. During his training, he received many prestigious awards including the Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship, VSP Scholarship Award for Excellence in the Pursuit of Primary Care Skills, Contact Lens Faculty Clinical Excellence Award, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Academic Scholarship, Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence in the Study of Ocular Disease, the Honor Award from Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry's Certificate of Commendation for having the highest part I board score for an UMSL Student. During his training, he gained experience in ocular disease management, specialty contact lenses and ocular surgery co-management through clinical rotations at the Saint Louis VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Center for Advanced Medicine and St. Louis University Eye Institute.
Dr. Wiles practices the full scope of optometry and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has special interests in the management of dry eye disease, diabetic eye examination, and custom contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants and other corneal abnormalities.
Dr. Wiles is currently accepting patients in Leadington on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and he is accepting patients in Festus on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Dr. Wiles resides in Farmington with his wife, Steph’Annie and three young children, Annie, Jacob, and Samuel. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors.
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