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 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 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.
For me, there is nothing better than helping people see. It makes me so happy when patients are excited about their new glasses or contact lenses. I love working with like minded people at Miller Family EyeCare. We all want to help our patients see well and look great too!
My favorite ice cream is coffee or raspberry. It has to be in a cone, preferably a 1:1 ratio. I like the crunch of the cone! In my free time, I enjoy quilting, reading, riding my bike, playing with my son Felix and spending time with my husband, Ben. I want to be seen as a kind and caring person who wants only the best for my patients.
I grew up in Waverly, Iowa. I attended Wartburg College where I earned my B.A. in biology. After Wartburg, I worked for an optometrist in Tampa, Florida for two years and then decided to go back to graduate school. I attended the Illinois College of Optometry where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following graduate school, I completed a year-long Ocular Disease Residency at a Veterans Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.
I love that my job allows me to help people see. Whether it is simply with glasses and contacts or managing ocular disease, I enjoy helping patients. I am fortunate to work with knowledgeable, like-minded optometrists at Miller Family EyeCare who all share the same passion towards helping our patients.
In my free time I enjoy running, biking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family. If I had to pick my favorite ice cream, I would splurge and go with Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.