our practice

New Vision eye care center has five eye specialists who offer a wide range of eye healthcare services to the Rockford community.

Our eye clinic began more than 20 years ago by Dr. Frederick Brightbill who retired in 2011, and Dr. Eric Ericson who retired in 2020.


Currently our practice includes two highly-skilled ophthalmologists and three optometrists. Ophthalmologists are eye specialists who are medical doctors, having completed medical school and ophthalmology residency. They are trained to diagnose and treat medical and surgical conditions of the eye.

Dr. Mitul Vakharia  is a cornea specialist who performs LASIK and cataract surgery as well as corneal transplant surgery.

Dr. Natalya Romaniv is an experienced ophthalmologist who expertly performs cataract surgery as well as management of glaucoma and other eye diseases.


Optometrists completed optometry school and provide routine and primary care for the eye.

Our practice has three optometrists: Dr. Paul Hahn offers comprehensive eye exams and specializes in contact lens services; Dr. Douglas Shumaker provides comprehensive eye exams and contact lenses, including pediatric eye exams; and Dr. Mason Williams provides comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages as well as specialty contact lens services.

Our eye clinic emphasizes compassionate care and patient education to help you make informed decisions regarding your eye care.


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