Alex McClure, OD, optometrist, has joined Mercy Eye Care in Washington.

Along with Susanne Kindel, OD, Dr. McClure provides care at Mercy Medical Building North, Suite 112, at 851 E. Fifth St.

A Washington native, McClure attended St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Truman State University.

McClure received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 2017.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Washington, caring for people in the community where I grew up,” he said. “Providing a service as important as eye care is truly rewarding and exciting for me.”

McClure offers primary vision care for pediatric and adult patients. During eye exams, he will evaluate visual acuity and look for eye conditions such as cataracts, dry eye, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

If a patient needs vision correction, McClure can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses.

“It is important for people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes to receive routine eye exams, even when they are not having vision problems,” he said. “The eye exam is the only place where we can directly observe the condition of blood vessels and nerves, so many health problems can be detected before symptoms arise.”

Mercy Eye Care offers contact lens fittings, eye glasses, prescription lenses, specialty frames and lenses, as well as sunglasses.  Mercy’s staff of experienced, professional opticians is capable of handling even the most difficult fits and prescriptions for your entire family.

Mercy Hospital Washington, is a member of Mercy and serves all or parts of Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties.

The hospital offers comprehensive emergency, heart, cancer, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and other health services. The hospital is supported by the care of more than 140 physicians and advanced practitioners who are part of Mercy Clinic.