Dr. Heilman received his degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. While he enjoys all facets of eye care, Dr. Heilman is particularly interested in the management of eye diseases like dry eye and glaucoma. In addition, he enjoys the fitting of specialty contact lenses. Prior to joining River Valley Eye Professionals, Dr. Heilman practiced in Northampton, Massachusetts. He also served our country proudly as an officer in the United States Navy. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Minnesota Optometric Association. In his free time, Dr. Heilman enjoys spending time with his family, the occasional round of golf, and regular workouts at the gym.
Dr. Jeff Peterson grew up in Northfield and graduated from NHS. His parents are still Northfield residents. He graduated from Michigan College of Optometry and has provided top-quality eye care in various settings over his 25 years in practice. He is excited to join River Valley Eye Professionals, returning to where his career in optometry began as an intern with Dr. O'Neill. Currently, Dr. Peterson and his wife, Mary, live in Prior Lake. They have four children and one grandchild. He enjoys bicycling, hiking, geocaching, pickleball, disc golf, and nearly any board or card game. Dr. Peterson and his wife are also active attendees at Friendship Church in Prior Lake.
Northfield Eye Physicians and Surgeons (a division of Northfield Hospital)
Dr. Muench is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern. Dr. Muench is a native of Northfield; she is a graduate of Northfield High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her eye practice includes cataract and lens implant surgery as well as eyelid surgery.