Meet the Doctors

Meet Dr. Paul Filar

Dr. FilarOriginally from Chicago, Dr. Filar attended St. Norbert College and graduated with a BS in Biology. Dr. Filar then attended Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Oregon, and he completed his doctorate degree in 2004. Dr. Filar's graduate thesis project focused on the correlation between computer usage and eyestrain. He graduated with honors and as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society, and has been trained in the latest treatments and therapies.

Dr. Filar is a member of the Northeast Wisconsin Optometric Society, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association. He was named Wisconsin's 2008 "Young Optometrist of the Year.” This award is presented to one outstanding doctor annually, and recognizes the doctor’s exceptional service to optometry, dedication to the visual welfare of the public, and service to the community. In 2013, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. This board certification is based on high standards of knowledge and clinical skill.

Dr. Filar is a behavioral optometrist. Behavioral vision care is not a new approach to eye care, but it is a specialized one. Dr. Filar firstly offers primary care optometry to his patients. He evaluates the eye health and clearness of vision with comprehensive examinations to monitor whole body health he treats emergencies, and he manages diseases. In other words, he prescribes glasses and contacts, treats red eyes and allergies, removes foreign bodies- he does everything you might expect your optometrist to do. But, in some cases this is not enough. When this happens he also recommends specialized services such as vision therapy and neuro-rehabilitative optometry. Some people who benefit from these services include children with learning problems, symptoms commonly associated with ADD or ADHD, head trauma victims, and stroke patients.

Meet Dr. Mariah Metoxen

MetoxenDr. Mariah Metoxen is a native of Seymour, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, and studied Human Biology with a minor in chemistry. In 2021, she earned her Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, where she was trained in the most current treatments, disease management, and therapies of the profession.

During her time at the Illinois College of Optometry, she was the president of the sports vision club. This group focused on providing eye exams to local athletes while using various vision therapy techniques to enhance sports performance through eye-hand coordination, eye tracking, depth perception and more. Additionally, she frequently volunteered at the local Lions Club Special Olympics vision screenings. She is a current member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Metoxen is excited to practice primary care optometry in Door County. When she is not seeing patients, she enjoys golfing, rollerblading, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, watching Packer games! She is always looking for new adventures in the area, and is currently welcoming new patients at Peninsula Vision Care. Please call (920) 743-5053 to schedule an exam with her.