10 Reasons to Vote Emer Eye Care – Best of Kenosha 2019!

Personal careDr. Emer called me on a Sunday!” Our doctors think about you the person, we follow up and want to know how you’re doing after any eye emergency or concern. We get to know the person behind the eyes, who you are and how we can best serve your vision needs, and hope to do so for life!

Emergency Medical CareDr. Pete or Dr. Ben are on call 24/7! If you have any type of eye emergency, injury or concern, don’t hesitate to call and they will meet you at the office to help!

Serving the Kenosha community – We’ve been teaming up for years with organizations like the Lions Club to provide exams and glasses to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it, while conducting vision screenings at local schools and referring those students who may need exams.

Volunteer work – Dr. Pete has been organizing an eye clinic in the Dominican Republic for 10yrs now, helping hundreds of people each year who otherwise wouldn’t have access to eye care and glasses get the care they desperately need!

Newest Technology for Comprehensive Care – Emer Eye Care has a variety of diagnostic equipment to manage and treat a wide range of eye disease and conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, keratoconus and many more!

Pediatric Care – Over his 35 years as an optometrist, Dr. Pete has spoken at nearly every school around Kenosha, and has done countless exams with school-aged children and younger. Dr. Ben has extensive experience with kids, from his previous work as a 3rd grade teacher in Kenosha, and now with three little ones of his own (5yo, 3yo, 8wks old). Both docs conduct a thorough pediatric exam, and have fun doing it! If your child is over the age of two and hasn’t had an exam yet, schedule their first exam soon!

Specialty Contact Lenses – For those who cannot attain the vision they need with conventional soft or hard contacts, Dr. Ben fits contacts using cutting edge technology for a precise, custom measurement to fit scleral contact lenses. Dr. Ben also fits a variety of hard multifocal contacts, and hybrid contact lenses (a combination of a hard and soft lens in one!).

Our Optical Team – Our amazing, experienced optical team takes the time to help you select the right frame and custom fit it to your face and preferences. We help you achieve optimal vision with a frame that is comfortable to wear and looks good too!

Jan! – For those who don’t already know Jan, she’s one of our incredible opticians and office managers who has been in the business for over 50 years! We have patients calling in often and asking, “Is Jan there?” so she can assist them in picking out the best fitting frames or making any adjustments for that perfect fit!

Our Passion for Serving YOU – At Emer Eye Care, we love what we do and are truly thankful to have the privilege and trust given to us by our patients to care for their eye health and vision needs. Thank you! 

Our Additional Office Location!

IMG_8355.jpgEmer Eye Care now has an additional office location, making it more convenient for you to get the eye care you need as soon as you need it! Here’s some info on our new second location:

  • It is only minutes away from our current location, and a block west of The Spot Drive-In, on 75th street and 23rd avenue.
  • It has newer diagnostic technology that is used to manage and treat a variety of ocular conditions and disease, making it even more convenient for you to be provided with comprehensive medical eye care in one place!
  • It was previously Dr. Robert Bower’s optometric practice, which had been established for over 30 years. He was also former President of the American Optometric Association.
  • Dr. Ben Emer works primarily out of this location.
  • The office administrator Lisa has over fifteen years of experience doing it all in the front office, from helping patients select and fit frames to billing, coding and insurance.
  • This new location also has an entirely different frame selection!
  • Visit our Vision Source webpage for more information on this location

Hours: M-Th, 9:00AM-5:00PM, every other Saturday 8:00AM-12:00PM, Friday CLOSED

Address: 2301-75th St., Kenosha, WI 53143

Phone: 262-654-6005

Fax: 262-654-5989

Book your appointment at our East office today!

Our Practice is Expanding, and we are Hiring!

We’re currently searching for another member to add to our patient care team! The new team member will play a critical role in our growing practice! You will be the bridge between our doctors and all aspects of the office, providing the first impression and forming relationships with our patients. You will have the opportunity to grow not only your knowledge of eye care and optometry, but also move into more aspects of office management, pretesting and patient care.

Our practice recently acquired another location. We are expanding both our office hours and the amount of patients we care for. As our practice continues to grow, we are looking for someone to be a part of our team long term! For a detailed job description, click the link below. Please submit all applications (cover letter, resume and references) through our office email or bring them to one of our office locations. Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon!



Solar Eclipse Safety and your Eyes!

Are you excited for the amazing spectacle that will be the solar eclipse tomorrow?? Myself and Dr. Pete have been discussing for weeks with patients how to safely view the eclipse, and the risks that come with not doing so. Here’s what we’ve discussed:

  • Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 4.16.24 PMIf you did purchase a pair of eclipse glasses, you must confirm that they are ISO approved (meeting the newest standard). Many counterfeit glasses have been circulating. Using a counterfeit pair can have devastating, permanent affects to your vision. The label pictured on the right should be on the glasses and packaging.
  • Put the glasses on before you look up, and remove them after you’ve looked away. While some say it is safe to remove your glasses during totality, we are not in the path of totality, and I wouldn’t recommend taking the risk of removing the glasses anyway!Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 4.38.08 PM
  • If you do not have eclipse glasses, you have two choices:
    • Stay inside and don’t even risk a glance at the eclipse!
    • You can indirectly view the eclipse by using the old pinhole projection method – punching a hole in an index card and casting the shape and path of the eclipse on a flat background behind it.
  • Prepare your family! Where will your kids be? With friends? Daycare? School? Babysitter? You absolutely need to reiterate with them and whoever they’re with, the danger of viewing the eclipse without proper protection.
  • How exactly does the sun damage your eyes during an eclipse? The moon passing in front of the sun provides enough “comfort” for your eyes to be able to look at the eclipse, but the sun’s rays are still just as strong, and can cause irreversible damage to your retina, resulting in central blur. You may not notice until you wake up the next morning and your face looks blurry as you look in the mirror. It’s not worth it!! Below are two photos of the damage (courtesy of retinavitreous.com), the condition is aptly named “Solar Retinopathy.” The first is a picture of burned central retinal tissue in the macula (on the right is your optic nerve). The next is a cross section of the layers of retinal tissue that are damaged (the black spot below the V shaped dip in the tissue, in the central macula).

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If you have any questions or comments, write below, on our facebook page or through the Contact section of our website!

A Great Patient Resource!

Hello all! This is Dr. Ben Emer, I started working at my Father’s practice the spring of 2016 after graduating for the Illinois College of Optometry. Along with all patients out there, screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-07-39-amyou have questions about problems or issues you may be having with their eye health or vision. You want to know what the cause is and what can be done to help.

A colleague of mine has recently put together a fantastic resource for patients! It’s a website chock full of very short, simple educational videos (most are about a minute long) that give you the basics and will help answer some of your questions. It’s called “Introwellness” and you can visit vision and eye health part of the site by clicking here! They cover everything from ocular disease to cataracts to different type of glasses, etc.!

The web address is www.introwellness.com. Here’s a few example videos for you to look at: