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 Optometrists:
Dr. Mike is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and a fellow of The American Academy of Optometry. He has served as an assistant professor of clinical optometry with The Ohio State University College of Optometry and was a consultant at the Chillicothe Veterans Medical Center. Dr. Mike received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in 1975 and his doctor of optometry degree with honors from the The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1979. After graduating from Ohio State, Dr. Mike returned to his hometown of Chillicothe to build a private practice from the ground up. He is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. In 1984, he was named the Ohio Optometric Association's Young Optometrist of the Year. Dr. Mike's optometric interests include family vision care and diagnosis/management of eye diseases including glaucoma, diabetes-related eye conditions, macular degeneration and cataract.
Dr. Brandon is a 2003 graduate of Miami University and 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and recipient of the 2007 Shamir Insight Dispensing Award. Dr. Brandon completed his ocular disease internships at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont and at The Eye Center of Toledo in Ohio. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Chillicothe to join his father at Chester Eye Center as a licensed therapeutic optometrist. His optometric interests include ocular disease and contact lenses. He is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Taylor Peters received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 2012 and her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2016. She is a member of the American and Ohio Optometric Associations, serving as a zone governor as well as a member of the Young OD committee and the Children's Vision Committee. Dr. Taylor recently joined Chester Eye Center in November of 2021 with special interests in pediatric eye care and contact lenses. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, being outdoors, and spending time with family.