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Miller Eye Center has expanded its team with the addition of Dr. Peter Gunther. He is board certified in medical optometry by the American Board of Optometry, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry. He is a 21-year veteran of the United States Navy, where his career as Optometrist in the Medical Service Corps was distinguished with privileges at military hospitals and treatment centers around the world and, most recently, the rank of Commander. In addition, Dr. Gunther has held academic positions at several schools and colleges of optometry and published numerous papers on the treatment and management of ocular disease.

“It’s exciting to join the area’s leading center for eye care, and to be part of a team that’s at the forefront of the latest treatments and technologies,” says Dr. Gunther. “Miller Eye Center gives me the opportunity to help more patients treat and manage their ocular disease as well as dry eye, two areas where I have a particular interest.”

Miller Eye Center is the leading area provider of comprehensive eye care for the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, retinal disease, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, and other eye-related health issues.

It’s time to treat the cause instead of just the symptoms. This year is considered one of the worst for allergies.

We are now offering a new, fast and easy allergy test here in our office that is covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.

Diagnostic ocular allergy testing is a simple way to identify what’s causing your discomfort so you can finally get permanent relief. Ocular allergies affect 24 million Americans, but unfortunately, they often go undetected. Ocular allergy symptoms can cause chronic irritation that can interfere with daily activities.

How does the test work? The test scratches the skin’s surface with trace amounts of the 60 most common allergens in Illinois. Results are available just 10 minutes later. It is covered by insurance. 90% of patients tested have at least one allergy. The test is painless—no shots, no needles!

What happens if I test positive for allergies? Most patients significantly improve their symptoms simply by avoidance .The doctor will also customize a treatment plan for you.

As of September 2013, Dr. Miller has performed over 1,500 cataract surgeries using ReStor and Toric lens implants. He has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries during his career.

Dr. Miller was the first ophthalmologist in Rockford to perform Cataract surgery using Alcon’s ReStor multifocal lens implant. The lens implant is designed to restore the patients’ near, far and in between vision without the need for glasses. With standard lens implants most patients require glasses for sharp near, mid-range and distance vision.

“With the latest technological advances there are implants that can reduce or eliminate your need for glasses after cataract surgery. I think this is the greatest advance in ophthalmology in the last 30 years! It is likely that in 20-30 years most people may not even need glasses. They would have multifocal lens implants to correct their vision for life and never worry about getting cataracts! Now is an exciting time to be a cataract surgeon.” – Richard A. Miller M.D.

To celebrate this milestone, Miller Eye Center has been gathering current and past ReStor and Toric patients for photos and testimonials telling their stories of how these lenses have changed their lives. The photo / testimonials will be displayed in our clinic for all to see.