Dr. Eric Ricker joined SureVision Eye Centers in July 2018. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to receive a degree as Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society. After graduation, Dr. Ricker completed a year-long Residency at the Baltimore VA and Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital with an emphasis on Ocular Disease.
Dr. Ricker is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Missouri Optometric Association where he was selected to participate in the Leadership Class for 2018-2019. He is a member of, and currently serves as Co-Management Chair for, the St. Louis Optometric Society.
Dr. Ricker is very passionate about helping provide eyecare to underserved areas and finds great satisfaction with participating in humanitarian service efforts. During optometry school, he helped deliver eyecare to more than 850 individuals in the Dominican Republic with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). Dr. Ricker hopes to continue these efforts throughout his career and is currently organizing a VOSH trip to India.
“Dr. Ricker was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and asked me a variety of questions to further understand what I was dealing with. My eyes were bloodshot, red and itching like crazy. Upon completion of my exam, Dr. Ricker clearly articulated the diagnosis and informed me how I should utilize the prescribed eye drops. Sure enough, two days later I was back to normal. I would highly recommend Dr. Ricker and SureVision Eye Centers. I sincerely appreciated the professionalism of the staff and most importantly the results. Thank you!!!”
“Wow! I had cataract surgery a week ago and am stunned with the improvement of my vision. Previously, I’ve had Lasik surgery and that was great, but nothing like this. It’s extraordinary. The staff at SureVision Eye Centers and Woodcrest Surgery Center went out of their way to make sure my surgery went off without a hitch. They are courteous, professional and efficient. I can’t say enough good things about them. As far as my vision goes, perhaps the best way for me to put it into words, is to describe the difference between a 1980’s TV and today’s Hi-Def TV. Only better! The world is full of color like I’ve not seen for 20 or 30 years. It seems to improve every day, and it’s only been 7 days! I’m really looking forward to have cataract surgery on my other eye soon.”