Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Filips Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services.
Roger Filips, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Filips graduated from high school in Spencer, Nebraska. After attending Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota, he attended the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He practiced two years in Ohio before returning to Nebraska to open a new practice in Hartington and taking over Dr. Magwire’s practice in Creighton.
In 1995 Dr. Filips moved to Dayton Ohio for 3 years. While there, he pursued advanced training including the following accomplishments:
1) Clinical instructor for the Ohio State University College of Optometry.
2) Senior Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
3) Consulting Optometrist for the Dayton VA Medical Center.
4) Staff optometrist at The Cincinnati Eye Institute, the nation’s largest private, multispecialty ophthalmology clinic.
5) Dr. Filips built a busy glaucoma practice treating glaucoma patients referred by other doctors.
6) He worked directly with nationally known glaucoma specialists diagnosing and treating unusual and difficult cases.
7) Educator – Dr Filips lectures to students, residents and other doctors.
8) Author – Dr. Filips has published a best selling textbook on eye disease. (Clinical Pearls for Optometry, Anadem, 2001, Clinical Pearls for Optometry Second Edition, Anadem, 2006)
Dr. Filips has earned the following professional honors:
a) Nominated for national Optometrist of the Year, 1995.
b) Nebraska Optometrist of the year, 1994.
c) Awarded Presidential Citation for service by the Nebraska Optometric Association, 1993.
c) Nebraska Optometric Association Board of directors, 1994 to 1995 and 1998 to present.
d) President, Nebraska Optometric Association, 2002.
On a personal note, Dr. Filips is an instrument rated commercial pilot and flys all over the United States for business and pleasure. He and Ann love to tour on their motorcycle.
He is married to Ann and is very proud of his children Mark, Jackie, and Emily.
Marlys – Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Front Office Manager – Hartington
Marlys is a long-time resident of Hartington and started working with us in 2010. She has previously worked as a manager at a large, local firm. Marlys will make your appointment, greet you, and update your computer file. After your exam she will prepare your receipt, bill your insurance for any covered claims, and schedule your next appointment. Marlys also helps you select a stylish frame that will fit you well. She adjusts, dispenses, and repairs glasses.
Marlys is in charge of accounts receivable, transcription, collections, billing, recalls, office inventory, recalls, and all computer records.
Sheri – Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Front Office Manager – Creighton
Sheri has been with us since 2014. She loves to work with people and is enthusiastic about finding new ways to help them. Sheri will make your appointment, greet you, and update your computer file. After your exam she will prepare your receipt, bill your insurance for any covered claims, and schedule your next appointment. Sheri also helps you to select a stylish frame that will fit you well. She adjusts, dispenses, and repairs glasses.
Sheri is in charge of accounts receivable, collections, billing, office inventory, recalls, and all computer and paper records.
Ann – Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Lab Manager – Creighton
Ann joined our staff in 2006. She has personally benefitted from Vision Therapy, so you can talk to her directly about how this can improve your child’s reading and learning. She also takes medical and visual histories, measures vision at distance and near, measures color vision and depth perception, takes blood pressure and pulse and blood glucose, checks side vision and measures eye pressures. She also uses an auto-refractor to estimate your prescription before Dr. Filips sees you. The auto refractor allows Ann to measure a prescription for the very young and others unable to respond to conventional vision testing.
Ann is in charge of auditing our accounts to be sure your order is billed and paid accurately.
Ann is also in charge of the lab. She selects all inventory and orders glasses and contacts for you. She is expert at helping people select stylish glasses that also wear well. She also adjusts and repairs your glasses. Ann is enthusiastic about all of the new lens technologies such as anti-reflection coatings and the new Tru-Clear XD invisible bifocal that allows you to see better than ever. Ann has personally undergone Vision Therapy and can talk to you about how much it improved her life.
Ann selects the new styles of frames that we carry. Stop in to see her on Tuesday or Thursday in Creighton and see what she recommends for you.
Lab Manager – Hartington
Kara joined out team in 2016. She has a bachelors degree in forensic science and chemistry from Mount Marty College. Kara has worked in the public service sector since graduation and is excited to be in the health care field. She is a fast learner and is now in charge of the lab and pretesting operations. She selects the inventory we display and helps you find the best-looking, best-fitting frame for you. She also takes the measurements for your custom lenses amd will adjust and repair your glasses as needed.
Kara has worn contacts since grade school and will train you to insert and remove your new contact lenses too. She also takes your history, measures your distance and near vision, color vision, eye pressures, blood pressure, and glucose. She also does special testing as needed. Kara screens adults over 40 for their risk of macular degeneration so Dr. Filips can prescribe treatment if needed. If you want to see what Filips Vision Source can do for you, make an appointment to see Kara. She will adjust and clean your old glasses for free and show what is new.