Dr. Keith C. Miller is an optometrist and the Director of Refractive Surgery Services with Southwest Eye Care and Laser in Bakersfield. Dr. Miller moved to California in 2010 with his wife and four children after working as an optometrist in private practice. He enjoys changing his patients lives and providing the utmost quality of care to each and every patient.
Hi. My name is Keith Miller; I'm an optometrist here at Southwest Eye Care
and Laser. I've been with the practice since 2010. My main roles here are
that of clinical optometrist. I am the director of refractory surgery
services, and I'm also the practice manager.
I moved here from Colorado in 2010. I grew up there and really enjoyed the
outdoors. I spent a lot of time hiking, cycling, skiing, things of that
nature. I moved here with my wife and 4 children. Since being here in
Bakersfield, we really enjoy the community; we enjoy California and all the
things that it has to offer. We particularly enjoy beaches as well as some
of the theme parks and other attractions that California has. As I
mentioned, I have 4 children, been married for over 20 years, and enjoy
being a father and a husband to them.
I performed my undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado. After
graduating, I went on to earn my Doctor of Optometry degree at the
Northeastern State University College of Optometry. After graduating in
2002, I went into private practice and eventually was a partner in a LASIK
practice in Denver. It was refractory surgery practice solely focusing on
LASIK and other eye-correcting procedures. I left there in 2010 after
deciding to move to Bakersfield and join Southwest Eye Care and Laser.
I'm often asked why I chose to be an optometrist, and I can really trace it
back to when I was a young boy, 8-years old, having my first eye exam with
my local eye doctor. I can remember how impressed I was with what he did
and how his services changed my life. What attracted me to Southwest Eye
Care and Laser, when I decided to join this practice, was the strong
emphasis on quality of care. The doctors here, from Dr. Stainer to the
other optometrists, are very highly trained, really practicing optometry
and ophthalmology at the highest level possible. This practice really does
a great job of staying up-to-date, investing in the most current
technology. Finally, the other I really like about Southwest Eye Care and
what attracted me to this practice was the customer service, and really,
the comfortable feeling that you have when you walk in the door. We as a
staff are very appreciative that you're. We treat you like family. We want
you to feel as if you are our own brother or sister.
Probably the thing that I would like current and future patients to know
about me and maybe why they would choose to come to me as their eye care
provider is that I do truly care about who they are, their needs, and I
want to really apply my education, my experience, to give you the best
possible level care, and finally the best possible level of vision and eye
health. That's going to keep you happy, keep your eyes happy, and allow you
to all the things you'd like to do.