Our Offices Are Open!

Due to recent changes and recommendations and on a federal and local level, we have decided to begin seeing patients for regular eye care! Our offices will initially be open with limited hours (scroll down on our homepage for office hours).

Here are the precautions we’re taking to ensure you can safely have your eyes examined at our office:

  • We’re spacing out exams to one per hour, while wiping down equipment, office space and frames between patients
  • We will only have one staff member and one doctor in our office, both wearing masks
  • Wear a mask when you come in for your exam
  • If possible, do not bring anyone with you to the exam
  • When you arrive, wait in your car and call our office. We will let you know when the office is ready for you to enter
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the office
  • If we happen to have any walk-in patients, we will only allow one additional person in the office at a time, while maintaining the proper distancing and call-before-entering protocol listed above
  • As before: do not come in if you’re experiencing COVID symptoms

If you have any questions, please call our office or contact us through our website, email or facebook.

Our Team is Available for Anything You Need!

As a reminder for all of our patients and prospective patients, while our office buildings are closed, our team is still available to you for anything you need!

Here is how you can get ahold of our office manager or our doctors:

For general questions, glasses pickup, contacts lenses, scheduling, etc. you can call either one of our office managers:

  • Contact Lisa (works at our East office) at 262-515-6833
  • Contact Jan (works at our West office) at 262-960-3867

For eye emergencies or any eye health questions, you can call either one of our doctors (they will come in and examine your eyes if necessary):

  • Contact Dr. Ben at 262-455-1513
  • Contact Dr. Pete at 262-496-1595

We are here for you! Stay healthy and we’ll see you all soon!

COVID-19 Updates

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As your primary eye care providers, we would like to update everyone on recent changes and new guidelines made by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are also in line with changes made by the VA Hospital system (Dr. Ben works at the Zablocki VA in Milwaukee once a week). As responsible healthcare providers and members of our community, our office will be taking the proper precautions in order to help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

  • If you are feeling sick or have symptoms of a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your primary care physician for instructions on being examined and possibly tested for COVID-19, and postpone any non-urgent exam with our office until you hear back from your primary doctor with their recommendation.
  • Upon entering and leaving our office, wash or sanitize your hands
  • No hand shaking! We love seeing our patients and greeting you when you come in, but we have to refrain from and minimize physical contact
  • We will be sanitizing all surfaces of our office and frames multiple times daily, and washing our hands frequently throughout the day

We are making these changes based on the facts of how this virus spreads and how it will likely continue to spread throughout the United States for a certain period of time, and the potential danger it poses to our local population, especially the elderly and sick. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office!

We Are Hiring!

Emer Eye Care is a well established, local optometry practice of over 30 years. Recently voted Best of Kenosha 2019, we are growing and currently hiring for an administrative and optometric assistant position. We pride ourselves in providing full scope medical eye care with warm, personal service in our front office and optical.

You will play a critical role in our growing practice! We are looking for the right candidate (or candidates) to work in dual roles. One, as an optometric technician, providing patient intake, pretesting and other patient testing. Two, outside of patient interaction, you will help in building our practice, through finding community involvement opportunities, social media, our website and online presence, working with our team, office management, etc. You will have the opportunity to grow not only your knowledge of eye care and optometry, but to help further connect us with our community while growing our practice.

While experience is preferred, we will hire and train the right candidate! If you have an outgoing, positive, energetic personality and are a motivated, passionate person, you might be the one for the job! We are looking for an all-star who can continue to take our practice to the next level while further establishing Emer Eye Care as a family owned, local private practice in our community! 

Education

  • High school diploma necessary
  • Postsecondary education and/or college degree preferred

Experience

  • Strong computer knowledge and skills necessary
  • Strong communication and written skills necessary
  • Medical office experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the optometry industry, eyewear and testing procedures a preferred

Personality and Skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, outgoing, energetic
  • Professional demeanor and appearance, courteous and composed, articulate
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, attention to detail

Office Responsibilities

  • Patient intake and pretesting
  • Patient testing (visual fields, OCT, retinal photos, etc.), contact lens training
  • Answering phones, taking emergency calls, scheduling
  • Other potential roles: billing and coding, insurance, glasses and contact lens orders, frame selection, fitting/adjusting/repairing glasses

Hours and Pay

  • Fair pay with the opportunity for raises and bonuses
  • Hours: 15-20/wk increasing to full time as office management role increases 

Please send in all cover letters, resumes and references through our office email or directly to our office, thank you!

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!