Why Choose New Vision

New Vision, located in Rockford, Illinois, proudly serves the eye-care needs of patients in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. We specialize in cataract surgery, LASIK, corneal surgery and glaucoma management.  We also offer routine and diabetic eye exams along with contact lens services.  Retina and cosmetic eye care are also available.

Our optical shop offers personalized service and designer frames.

We look forward to providing you with compassionate care and educating you regarding the health of your eyes.

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Meet Our Doctors

EricsonSmallDr. Eric Ericson

Dr. Eric Ericson is a Rockford native and a founding partner of New Vision Laser Center. He was born and raised locally and graduated from Rockford West High School. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist providing glaucoma care and cataract surgery with more than 30 years of eye health care experience in Rockford.

mitulDr. Mitul Vakharia

Dr. Mitul Vakharia is a cornea specialist and partner at New Vision Laser Center. He performs advanced cataract surgery with toric and multifocal intraocular lenses as well as corneal surgery and LASIK surgery.

Romaniv 1Dr. Natalya Romaniv

Dr. Natalya Romaniv is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery. She is a skilled cataract surgeon who uses the latest phacoemulsification techniques for cataract surgery, and offers both toric and multifocal intraocular lens implants to reduce dependence on glasses after surgery.

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"I chose New Vision Laser Center and Dr. Vakharia because he was excellent and answered all my questions and reassured me. My eyes were horrible and I could not see six inches in front of my face. I am so happy to see 20/20 with no contacts or glasses."
- Shellie

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Dr. Vakharia's Mission Trip to Haiti Was A Success!



Dr. Vakharia and a group of surgeons travelled to Haiti in mid-May to perform surgeries on indigent patients. 

The group of surgeons performed over 100 surgeries in just 4 days! 60 of these surgeries were ophthalmic surgeries that were performed by Dr. Vakharia and his colleague.

 Dr. Vakharia and his surgical scrub nurse team.

Pictured below is a 9 year old girl who was blind as a result of having a cataract in her right eye. 

9 year old girl with cataract in her right eye.

Dr. Vakharia successfully removed that cataract. In the picture below (taken one day after her surgery) you can see how joyful she is to have her vision restored! 

9 year old overjoyed with her new vision!

Dr. Vakharia found this surgical mission trip to be so fulfilling he wants to make it a yearly occurrence.