About Our Practice
At Advanced Family Eyecare, our priority is
meeting the needs of your entire family.
Advanced Family Eyecare‘s progressive equipment and outlook keep you close to home with the comfort of knowing the health of your eyes is in the best hands. Our progressive technology, combined with our experienced and knowledgeable staff, is your solution to complete family eye care.
Meet Our doctors
Dr. Daniel Everts
Dr. Daniel R. Everts received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1999 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, Dr. Everts has provided eyecare for the Waupaca area and made it his home.
As a doctor of optometry, Dr. Everts has extensive expertise in family eye care including pediatric eye care, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease with a special interest in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses. He has continually upgraded his technology and knowledge to provide the highest quality of eye health and vision care.
His professional memberships include the American Optometric Association and Wisconsin Optometric Association.
Meet Dr. Gauerke
Dr. Daniel Gauerke
Dr. Gauerke received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1983 from Illinois College of Optometry,Chicago Il. In 1985 he relocated to Waupaca and started Broadway Vision Center, which was located in the Waupaca Woods Mall.
In June 2020, Dr. Gauerke and Broadway Vision Center merged with Advanced Family Eyecare where he will continue to provide vision care to our community.
Dr. Gauerke practices eye care for patients of all ages. He is a member of the American and Wisconsin Optometric Associations, and the Ocular Nutrition Society. Dr. Gauerke’s other interests include golf, curling and general outdoor recreation.
Meet Dr. Pray
Dr Jake Pray
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients with understanding their benefits, scheduling appointments, and fulfilling their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff are knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage. Learn more about our team here!
Optical Manager , ABO certified
Kelly is the Optical Manager at Advanced Family Eyecare. She joined the AFE team in 2012 as a certified Optician. Kelly enjoys helping patients find the frame styles they love to wear, and provide lens solutions for all their hobby and everyday eyewear needs. Whether you need help with maximizing the contributions of your Vision Savings Plan or you are looking for a stylish pair of eyeglasses that fit into a specific budget, or you’re looking for multiple pair of glasses to fit all your needs, Kelly will be ready with all the options for frames and lenses to keep you looking and seeing your best!
Advanced Family Eyecare is Jacci’s home away from home as Dr. Everts is her husband, and they enjoy working together at their family business. Jacci enjoys meeting and helping all the patients at Advanced Family Eyecare. She is determined to make sure everyone receives the service they deserve and the product they expect. As an Optician, she strives to assist in selecting the most attractive and comfortable frames as well as the correct lenses for every need. She always looks forward to seeing her patients happy and satisfied.
Maria has attained national recognition via certification(CPOA) by demonstrating the ability to apply the concepts used in optometric care. She joined the team at AFE in 2013. Maria will be assiting with your exam from the pretest to the refraction to contact lens training and much more! She can also answer questions regarding the many contact lens rebate offers we have at AFE.
Patient Service Specialist
Heather is the friendly voice and face you will likely come in contact with first at AFE. She has been our scheduling expert since 2015. You can always count on Heather to help you find a convenient time in our schedule. Whether you need to see Dr. Everts for your comprehensive eye health exam, eye emergency or anything in between, Heather will be happy to assist you!
Insurance and Billing Specialist
Melanie is our billing expert. She has been with AFE since 2016. If you need assistance with questions concerning your medical or vision plan, Melanie will find the answer. She is usually the person “behind the scenes” submitting insurance claims, but you may also see her assisting with frame styling and lens recommendations in our optical.
Brianna is a CPO certified technician. she has been with AFE since 2015. Brianna’s friendly smile will make you feel welcome at AFE through your entire exam. Brianna may also be the friendly face that assists you with our many medical tests available at AFE. She enjoys working with patients of all ages.
Kim joined AFE in 2016 as a part time technician. She came to AFE with 15 years of experience in the optical industry. Kim works with patients during the exam process to get accurate history and patient information to assist Dr. Everts with his eye health exam and contact lens or glasses prescription.
Erin is an Optician at Advanced Family Eyecare. She joined our team in early 2019. You will also, occasionally, find her friendly face at our front desk, or hear her friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call to schedule your appointment. Erin would love to help you with both the fashion aspect of your eyeglasses and the technical aspect of your lenses. She will help guide you to the best frame choice for your personal style and the best lenses for your visual needs.
Every staff person was polite, cheerful, and very professional. It was a pleasure to visit your office, Dr. Everts.