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Comprehensive medical eye exams for your vision and health.



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about Dr. Hoover

Dr. Hoover graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.  After that she graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry in 2016.   She completed a rotation in Low Vision at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, an eye disease rotation at Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Oklahoma, a primary eye care rotation in Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, a primary eye care rotation at The Eye Institute of West Florida and an institutional rotation at Community Health Services at Affinia in St. Louis.  

Dr. Hoover began her professional career at Lakeland Eye Clinic where she worked alongside ophthalmologists to deepen her knowledge of eye disease.  She now works at Optical Outlets in Tampa and Carrollwood, where she specializes in routine eye exams, medical eye exams, emergency eye care, dry eye exams and contact lens exams including multifocal and astigmatism prescriptions.  She enjoys working with patients in the whole family from children 3+ to geriatric eye care. Ella habla español.

In 2019 Dr. Hoover completed her certification with the American Board of Optometry.  According to the American Board of Optometry, board certification is a voluntary credential that goes above and beyond licensing requirements for practicing optometry. It is confirmation of an optometrist’s personal commitment to providing the highest quality patient care and engaging in lifelong learning and self-assessment.



Dr. Hoover understands your eye care needs and provides thorough, comprehensive eye exams in the following areas :
Comprehensive Eyeglass Exams

dilation & fundus exam

Contact Lens Exams

astigmatism/Toric, multifocal, and daily

Diabetic Eye Exams

glaucoma screening, macular degeneration screening, dry eyes

Red Eye Emergencies

foreign bodies, pink eye, ulcers, & conjuncitivitis

Optometric Services

Because she provides these services on a daily basis, Dr. Hoover has extensive experience in the following areas :

Amblyopia Detection

Amblyopia is also commonly called “lazy” eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss in children. Vision is a combination of the eye and brain working together correctly.  If the vision is blurry in one eye or both eyes, then the brain will not develop vision properly and cause weak vision in one or both eyes.  It is important to detect amblyopia before the age of 6 for maximum treatment and improving vision in the weaker eye before the brain shuts down vision to that eye.  Dr. Hoover is able to detect the type of ambylopia your child may have and advise proper treatment.

Contact Lens Evaluation

Contact Lenses are medical devices that are applied directly onto the surface of the cornea.  The corneal shape is different on every individual and the correct size and prescription must be determined in order to allow for maximum comfort, vision and integrity of the health of the eye.  If the correct fit of the lens is not properly evaluated for, corneal bacterial ulcers, scars, aberrant blood vessels can form on the cornea as well as dry eye syndrome can result and possibly cause scars that blind the eye.  Dr. Hoover examines the eye thoroughly to make sure the correct fitted lens is fit onto the eye.

The contact lens department at Optical Outlets offers a premier inventory of lenses including daily disposables, color enhancing lenses, toric or astigmatism lenses, multifocal and other specialty lenses.  Because of this, Optical Outlets is able to provide diagnostic lenses to accelerate the fitting process at almost every exam.  Optical Outlets offers a vast stock of lenses available for purchase in the office.

Sealed contact lenses and contact lens case


If you have diabetes, it is imperative to be screened for diabetic retinopathy.  If you have a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, Dr. Hoover can dilate and determine if there is a need for further testing and treatment. If your eyes feel like they burn, itch and/ or water a lot, Dr. Hoover can evaluate, determine the cause and recommend a treatment to improve your eye comfort.

Emergency Eye Care

If you get an object stuck in your eye such as a piece of metal, fiberglass, vegetative material or contact lens, Dr. Hoover can remove it and prescribe drops to heal the wound.  If your eye is red, tender, you have light sensitivity and pain and wear contact lenses, you could have a corneal ulcer and prescription drops will need to be put into your eyes every hour right away.  Dr. Hoover can evaluate and treat most emergency red eye issues. 


Why Choose Dr. Hoover?

She is a clear communicator with patience and empathy
Thorough & Comprehensive

The patience to spend all the time necessary to check eye health, listen to the patient, and make sure they leave with the best possible vision

Whole Family

Enjoys working with patients in the whole family from children 3+ to geriatric eye care

Eye Disease Care

Extensive experience with early detection of eye diseases


Experience with opthalmology practices, as an optician, with low vision patients, and with various eye diseases

Clear Communicator

Explains complex eye conditions with clarity and simplicity

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Hear it from Dr. Hoover's patients!


Great service and Dr. Hoover was great at explaining what she was doing. This was my first visit to the eye doctor.

Nicolette S.

July 25, 2019

It was a wonderful first experience! Dr. Hoover and the staff were very pleasant.

March 25, 2019


Excellent service, VERY short wait. Dr. Sabina Hoover was very professional and answered all my many questions.

February 22, 2019


Love Dr. Hoover. Very knowledgeable will definitely come back.

February 5, 2019


It was a pleasure seeing Dr Hoover. She was very thorough and was familiar with my eye disease.

December 20, 2018

Dr. Hoover's Blog

Dr. Hoover's thoughts on vision and patient care

A Place To Jot Down Thoughts On Optometry

Dr. Hoover's blog aims to better inform eye exam patients about the importance of their exam and what to expect. This does not constitute medical advice, Dr. Hoover recommends coming in to see her if you have specific questions about an eye care issue you may be having.

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Find Dr. Hoover at two convenient locations!

92 Chesterfield Mall
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Saint Peters

1600 Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO 63376

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