Keszei Vision Care is a family-owned, solo, comprehensive ophthalmology practice providing eye care for the Portage / Kalamazoo area. We provide medical and surgical care for a large number of eye conditions and diseases.
No referral is necessary!
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All of our staff are currently vaccinated against COVID-19
(pronounced KAY’S eye)
Vincent A. Keszei, MD, opened Keszei Vision Care in 2018 to ensure patients have access to the best ophthalmology care in this area. After practicing ophthalmology for over 30 years, Dr. Keszei has the knowledge, experience, and continued education to successfully diagnose and treat our patients. When you visit our practice, you will see the difference. From our friendly, professional staff, high-quality treatments, and family-oriented atmosphere, we strive to make your experience pleasant and comfortable. When you need an ophthalmologist you can trust to put your health and wellness first, look no further than Keszei Vision Care right here in Portage, Michigan. We provide optimal eye care services to adult patients, making us the premier choice for comprehensive ophthalmology services. When you schedule your appointment with Keszei Vision Care, we will develop a plan tailored to your desired results and needs. To learn more about what we can treat and how you can receive the best care, give us a call today to schedule your eye examination.
Complete Eye Exams
Diabetic Eye Exams
Glaucoma including laser surgery
Neurological Eye Problems
(Double Vision, Headaches, Migraine)
Dr. Keszei was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1979. Dr. Keszei was a varsity wrestler at Notre Dame. He graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1983. Following an internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, he completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Keszei is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has served as a clinical instructor of ophthalmology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He was a faculty instructor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Clinical Skills Transfer Course in Cataract Surgery. In 2012, Dr. Keszei won 1st place in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Film Festival with his In-House Production Fluidics: Phaco Enemy No. 1 Dr. Keszei has been in practice since 1987. He is married with four children and one grandson. His hobbies include card mechanics and manipulations, cooking, astronomy, fly-fishing, drag racing, and coffee connoisseur. FAQ; “Keszei, what kind of name is that?” is one of the most common questions I get. All four of my grandparents emigrated from Hungary from 1908 to 1910.
Angie is originally from Indianapolis and began her career as a part time Optician at the age of 16. She has 20 years of combined Optician/Ophthalmic Technician experience and knowledge. She was a Vision Center Manager at Wal-Mart for 10 years where she was awarded Manger of the Region. When asking her what the most important thing she has learned, she expresses the importance of routine eye care, and NOT sleeping in contact lenses! Angie enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and 3-year-old little boy. She also enjoys crafting and making tumblers as a hobby.
Abby moved to the Kalamazoo area in December of 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpersonal Communication from Illinois State University with a minor in Sociology. Her professional career began in retail, where she first became a beauty class instructor and then eventually joined management. She relocated to Michigan and thus began her new career path as a Practice Administrator. She enjoys spending her free time with her cocker spaniel Leroy, family, and friends, discovering new restaurants and cafes, and exploring local wineries. Reese's cups are her favorite treat!
Jackie attended Michigan State University (go Spartans). She started as a receptionist in an ophthalmology practice in 1987. She then trained to become a surgical assistant in eye surgery for Dr. Keszei. She is now the Office Manager & CFO of Keszei Vision Care. She has been very happily married for 38 years. Her four children are her pride and joy, along with her grandson, who she enjoys teaching about the world and life. She is passionate about baking and cooking, and her family sure appreciates that!
Many of the concepts of Vision Care 3.0 originate from Dr. Zubin Damania’s Health 3.0 Movement. Since I started medical school in 1979, I have observed and been part of many of these changes. My knowledge comes directly from being part of the medical establishment for the last 40 years. No one is happy with our current medical system. While I cannot personally change our system, I can practice in a manner that best serves our patients and reflects the Vision Care 3.0 movement.
When I started my training, medicine was drastically different than it is now. MRIs were brand new. You might be able to see a lesion the size of a golf ball on MRI if you were lucky. Ophthalmologists had just begun using intraocular lens implants, and phacoemulsification had not yet been invented. Doctors were very personable and spent time making sure your problems were addressed and treated the best way current medical advances allowed. They faced you when speaking, looked you in the eye, and treated you like family. Office visits were usually billed at 3 levels, small, medium, and large, depending on the work. There were no billing codes, computers, or EMRs. Doctors billed what was called the “usual and customary charge.” This was whatever the doctors said it was. When advances in medicine occurred and results improved, doctors raised their fees with minimal restrictions. As a pre-med student, I remember shadowing doctors on hospital rounds and listening to their conversations in the doctor’s lounge. The logic was that if everyone got paid the full amount for a procedure, next time, charge 10% more and see what happens. Fees escalated until the insurance companies put their collective foot down, leading to Health 2.0.
The insurance industry responded with a policy to make doctors “show your work” thorough evaluation and management codes. This is an elaborate and complex system for justifying the doctor’s charges. Unfortunately, over the years, it has occupied more and more physician time. The bureaucracy has exploded, including managed care, E/M coding, CPT codes, ICD-10, HIPPA, PQRS, HCAHPS, MACRA, MIPS, Press-Ganey, etc. Doctors now spend about 50% of their time actually caring and treating patients and 50% tackling the bureaucracy to acquire a reimbursement. Doctors responded by consolidating large “clinics” or “institutes,” abandoning small private practices. Patients felt like they were on an assembly line. The computer screens became the patient. Instead of talking to a doctor face-to-face, patients got to look at the back of their heads while the doctors asked questions while typing away on the computer. Patient complaints were addressed by providers and hospitals putting up signs about how compassionate and caring they were rather than actually addressing the problem. Physicians became commodities and were no longer called doctors. Instead, we became “providers.” The greatest casualty of Health 2.0 is losing that distinctly human relationship with your physician that elevated medicine from a career to a calling. We lost the heart and soul of medicine along the way.
Vision Care 3.0
This is our effort to bring back what we believe is truly important in medicine. While we at Keszei Vision Care cannot change the system, we can pledge to practice medicine at the highest level possible. Rather than cluttering the website with claims of how we are experts or a world-class institution, we let our actions do the talking. We strive to provide the best medical care possible with the latest technology, compassion, heart, and understanding. Please give us a call to set up an exam and experience Vision Care 3.0 for yourself. We would love to hear from you.
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Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM