Dr. Peter Emer
Dr. Peter Emer was born and raised in South Milwaukee. He attended St. Joseph’s College in Indiana for his undergraduate studies in biology. He played college baseball for the division II Pumas. His doctorate degree was from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1980. His three children attended Kenosha Tremper High School before going on to Wisconsin colleges. They are now 34, 33, and 29 years old. Dr. Emer has been active in the Greater Kenosha Lions Club and Kiwanis Club. He’s performed countless eye exams at no charge to Kenosha’s underprivileged population. Through St. Anne’s Church (Pleasant Prairie), he has worked as a caller with the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry, and as a Eucharistic Minister.
Dr. Emer has led nine Lions Club eye mission trips to the Dominican Republic. For his dedication to the missions, Dr. Emer received the Vatican II award in 2012. He purchased the optometric business of Dr. Wayne Bartel in 1984. He celebrated his 30th year at Emer Eye Care in October 2015. Dr. Emer feels lucky because he enjoys what he does and he loves coming in to work each day. You will see that dedication when he examines you with unparalleled enthusiasm!
Dr. Ben Emer
Dr. Ben Emer recently graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) and is excited to join the team at Emer Eye Care! At ICO, Dr. Emer did rotations that specialized in vision therapy, ocular disease and contact lenses. He was Editor-in-Chief of the website OptometryStudents.com and traveled to numerous optometry conferences around the country during his time as a student. He has also volunteered in the Dominican Republic for the eye clinic that his father started ten years ago. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and has traveled to Washington, D.C. on numerous occasions to advocate for bills that support better patient care and access in optometry.
Dr. Emer grew up in Kenosha, WI and currently lives with his wife Andressa, their two and a half year old son Arthur and five month old daughter Olivia. He’s a huge Packer fan, and also enjoys staying active and traveling.