Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
I grew up in Marion Iowa. I went to Marion High School Class of 1982. Go MHS! I then attended the University of Iowa and earned an undergraduate degree in Business. Having always wanted to be in health care and needing glasses for the first time at age 23, I decided to enter Optometry School. I loved Optometry School and graduated with honors and as Valedictorian in 1995 from Illinois College of Optometry. My dream vacation would be Maine or Colorado; A remote cabin in the mountains where I can hike and bike or ski. I love a good snow storm, a good book, and warm soup. My favorite ice cream is Heyn’s Cappuccino or any Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream. My favorite part about MFEC is creating a medical based eye care clinic that also provides quality eyewear that is unique, interesting and beautiful! I want the world to see me as Honest, Fair, Kind, Professional, Empathetic.
I attended University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1969. In 1973 I graduated from Illinois College of Optometry with distinction of Cum Laude. I then served as an Officer from 1973-1975 in the Public Health System Department in New Orleans. In 1976, I joined the practice of Optometric Associates where I have practiced until the present. When not working, I enjoy fishing and spending time at my cabin at Lake McBride. I am an active member of the Optimist Organization and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids where I sing in the choir.
I grew up on a farm near Osage, Iowa. I earned my B.A. in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, then moved to Memphis, Tennessee where I attended Southern College of Optometry. While in optometry school, I completed clinical rotations at The Eye Center in Memphis, Wolfe Eye Clinic in West Des Moines, and a private Vision Source practice in Kansas City. I was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key International Optometric Honor Societies, and I graduated with my Doctor of Optometry degree with honors. Outside of work, I enjoy watching sports, playing tennis, going to concerts, traveling, spending time with my husband, Kyle, and my family and friends. I love Bunny Tracks ice cream and would love the go to Hawaii someday! While growing up, my optometrist was the only doctor I looked forward to seeing each year, and I hope to also make my patients’ optometry visits enjoyable. I love working as a team to provide outstanding service to our patients. As our name implies, at Miller FAMILY EyeCare, we take pride in providing the best care to patients of all ages and treating all of our patients as family. I hope the world sees me as a sincere, thoughtful, hard-working, and trustworthy person who truly cares about others.
I grew up in Marion and attended Linn Mar. After getting glasses in the second grade, I was interested in all things eyes/optometry related. Following high school I attended the University of Iowa where I received my Bachelor’s degree in biology. I received my Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. In my free time I enjoy quilting, reading, riding my bike, playing with my son Felix and spending time with my husband Ben.
1. Where did you grow up? Storm Lake, Iowa till age 11, then Marion, Iowa
2. Dream vacation? To be honest I don’t really like to travel, but if I had pick it would be somewhere where it’s not too cold (too cold is less than 70F) just relaxing with friends and family.
3. Favorite ice cream? Coffee, or raspberry, and it has to be in a cone (preferably a 1:1 ratio, I like the crunch of the cone)
4. What is your favorite part of being a part of the Miller EyeCare Team. Helping people see! It makes me so happy when patients are excited about their new glasses, or the contact lenses. I love working with likeminded people here at Miller Family EyeCare who want to help our patients see well and look great too.
5. How do you want the world to SEE you. I want to be seen as a kind and caring person. I want nothing but the best for my patients.