Dr. Alexander Kane
Practice Manager, Optometrist
Dr. Alexander Kane formed his business in May of 2020, working through the summer to prepare to open his practice, on Mansion Road, August 19, 2020.
Dr. Kane is following a family interest in working in the health care field. His parents are both doctors so, he decided to carry on the tradition.
Alex was born and raised in Springfield and attended Sacred Heart-Griffin. He returned to the Springfield area in the spring of 2020, after eight years of school in St. Louis.
Alex loves animals, sharing his free time with his whoodle Bentley and horse Dakota, claiming they are both spoiled rotten. “I have been a civil war re-enactor for over ten years with the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and I have studied martial arts since I was three at Springfield Karate and Fitness Center.”
“One of the advantages of opening our new practice in the Springfield-Chatham community is having as much time as we need to get to know our customers and their visual needs,” explained Alex. “We want to bring back the personal touch, (without the touching, of course).
With the pandemic, so much of the personal time with patients has been reduced. “I would say our team’s mission is to offer exceptional care with a human touch. With the pandemic, many businesses have lost their personal time and we want to bring back the personal touch (without the touch). We are doing that differently as we dive into the vision issues of our patients instead of only the prescription, as the answer. My training instilled in me that It’s all about the patients, and I’ll take the time needed to find the root of the problem.”
What I enjoy most about my practice is that ‘wow’ when people can see clearly either for the first time or after they haven’t had an exam for a while. I enjoy a feeling of fulfillment, seeing their reaction to how much better they can see.”
Dr. Alexander Kane of Premier Vision Center started his business a year ago in August 2020. Dr. Kane and his associates decided to start their own business during the Pandemic due to limited job opportunities.
“The pandemic was a new and ever-present threat at the time and jobs were scarce for new healthcare graduates, so my associates and I decided to strike out on our own,” Dr. Kane said.
Dr. Kane and his associates encompass a philosophy of uncompromising service in their office. “We have a great staff who excel at their jobs, and who will do everything they can do in order to get you seeing as well as possible” Dr. Kane said.
“The part of my job that I enjoy the most is the reaction when I am able to help a patient with a problem. Many people come in not even realizing that they have a problem with their eyes or feel like their particular problem is due to something else entirely. If I can help people like that it always brings a smile to my face,” Dr. Kane said.
“My message to the community is to not neglect your eyes. Vision is such a large part of daily life that is easy to take for granted. Be sure to take care of your eyes because you only get two”
Originally Published in Chatham Neighbors Magazine