“Eyes lead the body” -Nike

This idea was presented in a Nike advertising campaign some time ago and perfectly describes the importance of our eyes. Just think for a moment, what is your favorite activity? What do you do for a living? Where is your favorite place to vacation or visit? I could go on and on but now think about how poor or lost vision would affect any of those previous questions. Could you still participate in your favorite activity, continue working, or enjoy your vacation? Hopefully and God willing you will never have to face that question, but that is what emphasizes my point and gets to the heart of the Nike advertising- our eyes provide our body with a ton of information that help us do almost everything.

I became an Optometrist because I want to help my patients SEE LIFE BETTER. My goal is to provide a personalized and educational filled exam that gives my patients the tools and insights into how they can improve, maintain, and heighten their vision and eye health. Throughout my years in school and working with very knowledgeable and skilled opticians, technicians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists, I have been slowly compiling tips and tricks that I love to share with my patients. This blog will be a compiling of those ideas, as well as, general information of eye conditions/products and frequently asked questions.

A little more about me. I was born and raised in beautiful Bismarck, North Dakota and I am excited to be back home practicing and serving my Bismarck/Mandan neighbors. Elite Eye Care is my new eye clinic and was established in 2017. I am a proud graduate of the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND) and Pacific University College of Optometry (Forest Grove, OR), and would not be where I am today without both institutions providing such wonderful knowledge and experiences during my educational training. During my free time, I enjoy to spend time with my husband, Mike, and two beautiful daughters, as well as, golfing and attending any and all sporting events available.

Finally, I would encourage everyone to appreciate the wonderful gift of sight and to take care of that gift. It is recommended that you have your eyes checked on a regular basis even if “you see just fine”. A comprehensive annual eye exam is a lot more involved than just seeing 20/20 or answering, “which is better one or two”. In my next post, I will be breaking down all of the components and tests that your eye doctor checks at your annual eye exam, so that you can have a better understanding of your eyes.

Dr. Keller