Philip G. Kies, O.D. joined the team of doctors at the MidWest EyeCenter in 1993 after serving as a staff optometrist for five years at the University of Miami Department of Ophthalmology. During this time he gained extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases including: diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. While at the University of Miami he was involved in several studies evaluating treatment options. These included: Central Retinal Vein Occlusion, Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy, 5FU in glaucoma surgery, Normal Tension Glaucoma Study and five year follow-up of Radial Keratotomy. While at the University of Miami, he also served as a proctor for state licensing exams.

Dr. Kies graduated magna cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree at Indiana University. During this time he served as an Assistant Instructor in the Optometric Department. He has served on the local optometric board as a board member, Treasurer and Zone Governor. His current memberships include American Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association, Cincinnati Optometric Association, and the Iowa Optometric Association. He has received the Optometric Recognition Award for over a decade and has completed the Southern Diplomat Program on two occasions. He is involved in the local community through outreach programs, youth sports and church board positions. Dr. Kies maintains licenses in the following 4 states:  Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Iowa.