About Our Practice

Our doctors are knowledgeable, licensed and experienced to diagnose and/or treat the following eye conditions:

Conjunctivitis
Uveitis
Keratitis
Chalazion
Blepharitis
Macular degeneration
Glaucoma

Cataract
Diabetic retinopathy
Retinal detachment
Vitreous detachment
Dry Eye
Keratonconus

Our mission is to keep sight of what’s important. It shows in everything that we do. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

Dr. Julie Thums

Dr. Julie Thums

Dr. Julie Thums attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Med and Biology. She then graduated from Ohio State University College of Optometry with her Doctorate of Optometry degree. Dr. Thums joined the HealthView Eye Care Center-Medford Staff in July of 2004. She and her husband Pete enjoy living in Medford and are active in the community. They have three sons, Fischer, Stanley and Marty.

Dr. Perry Arndt

Dr. Perry Arndt

Dr. Perry Arndt was born and raised in Medford and completed his undergraduate studies at the UW-River Falls. Dr. Arndt attended the Illinois College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. He opened the practice over forty years ago to meet the “eye health care” needs of surrounding communities. Dr. Arndt and his wife Karen enjoy spending time with their three children and their families. They love their role of being grandparents.

Dr. Betsy Berends

Dr. Betsy Berends

Dr. Betsy Berends was born and raised in Medford and attended the Medford Area Public Schools. Her undergraduate studies were done at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Dr. Berends attended the Illinois College of Optometry where she received her Doctorate of Optometry degree graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Berends has once again made Medford her home. She enjoys being part of the community. Outside of the office, she has a passion for swimming and spoiling her niece and nephews.

Dr. Brian Puent

Dr. Brian Puent

Dr. Brian Puent has been an optometrist for 13 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from UW Madison and his Masters and Doctor of Optometry from Ohio State University. Dr. Puent joined the HealthView Eye Care Center team of optometrists in 2016. His goals are to deliver an eye health examination individualized to the needs of each patient and to develop a long-term relationship with you and your family. Dr. Puent and his family currently live in the Wausau area where they enjoy the opportunities and quality of life Central Wisconsin has to offer.

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.