About us


   Stephen E Kraft, MD

   Joseph Gira, MD


Stephen E Kraft, MD has 30 years of ophthalmology experience including glaucoma, medical retina, pediatric eye care, motility,  eye plastics, medical retina, glasses, contacts and cataract care. The north county Ophthalmology practice was founded by Alan Tess, MD in 1968.  Stephen E Kraft, MD took over the practice when Doctor Tess retired in 2003 Stephen Bowen, MD started practicing at Hampton Village in 1961 and retired in 2016.  Doctor Kraft joined that location in 2000. Doctor Kraft is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Joseph Gira, MD has been working at both locations since 2006.  He primarily sees patients for cataract surgery. Listed in St Louis Magazine as one of the best cataract surgeons in ST Louis, Doctor Gira has wide experience with the latest surgical techniques and the best technologies for intraocular lenses. He also has expertise as one of the most experienced refractive laser surgeons in the region. Doctor Gira is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Our doctors and staff combine extensive practical experience with a focus on providing high quality care in a friendly neighborhood office setting


Our Eye Care Team