Dr. Julie Thums
Dr. Julie Thums is a small town farm girl from northern Illinois, where she was active in athletics and student associations at Ashton High School. Dr. Thums attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where she earned her B.A. in Pre-Med & Biology and found her love for optometry while working off campus at an eye clinic. Dr. Thums graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2004. Shortly thereafter she joined the HealthView Eye Care Center team where she enjoys practicing full scope optometry including comprehensive vision exams, contact lens fitting, dry eye therapy and treatment of ocular disease.
Returning to her small town roots, Dr. Thums enjoys living in Medford. She and her husband Pete are very active in the community. Their three sons, Fischer, Stanley and Marty keep them busy year round with many outdoor hobbies and sports. Dr. Thums also enjoys cooking, flying and all things fitness.
Dr. Betsy Meinel
Dr. Betsy (Berends) Meinel was born and raised in Medford and attended the Medford Area Public Schools. Her undergraduate studies were done at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and she then attended the Illinois College of Optometry where she received her Doctorate of Optometry degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In addition to providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, Dr. Meinel has a special interest in pediatrics, myopia control and contact lenses.
Outside of the office, Dr. Betsy stays active in the community with her growing family. You will often find her baking, swimming, playing with their dog, watching baseball, or traveling. Dr. Meinel and her husband, Andrew, are proud to raise their family here and are happy to call Medford their home.
Dr. Mathew Mergenthaler
Dr. Mathew Mergenthaler was born and raised near La Crosse, WI. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and attended the Illinois College of Optometry where he received his Doctorate of Optometry graduating with clinical distinction. His clinical passions include dry eye, glaucoma, visual complications after a concussion, and how conditions from other parts of the body can affect the eye. Shortly after moving to Medford, Dr. Mergenthaler met his wife, Samantha (Erl); they enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping together. Outside of the clinic, you might find him in the woods, on the sand, or anywhere but the fairway at a golf course.
Dr. Breanna Hoffmann (Ruesch), a native of Medford, attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where she graduated with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she graduated with honors.
Dr. Hoffmann enjoys the profession of Optometry and has a special interest in fitting specialty contact lenses.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and is happy to call Medford home again.
The Team that Makes It All Happen
Our experienced team of eye care professionals are continually exploring and practicing new technologies while maintaining unsurpassed patient care.
Smiling & kind, multi-taskers extraordinaire, our PATIENT SERVICES TEAM will help you navigate scheduling your appointments, and ensure your insurance benefits are maximized.
Chic & stylish, educated & dedicated, our TEAM OF OPTICIANS are equipped to help you pick out the perfect pair of glasses for your everyday activities, from work-life to play-life.
Caring & courteous, knowledgeable & informative, the TECHNICIAN TEAM will walk you through the pre-screening process, ensuring the doctors have all the information they need to give you an eye exam personalized to your needs & concerns.
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