OUR Munster OPTOMETRIC TEAM
Meet our optometric team in Munster, Indiana. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!
Meet Dr. Michelle Millard, Dr. Amanda Sprehe & Dr. Suzanna Acosta - Optometric Team Near You
Dr. Michelle Millard is from Michigan City, Indiana. She earned her B.S. degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette in the field of medical technology and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Millard completed an externship in primary care optometry and ocular disease at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and joined Gailmard Eye Center in 1997. Dr. Millard is licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye. She has completed numerous continuing medical education courses, including courses in laser vision correction. She has served as a clinical research investigator for several contact lens and solution manufacturers seeking FDA approval of new lens materials and designs. Dr. Millard is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Indiana Optometric Association, the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana, and the National Association for Down Syndrome.
Dr. Amanda Sprehe graduated from Crown Point High School, received her B.S. degree in Biology from Purdue University Calumet and her O.D. degree from Indiana University School of Optometry, all with honors. While in optometry school, Dr. Sprehe received the Dean's Research Scholarship, Crown Point Lion's Club Scholarships and the Acuvue Contact Lens Award. She served as an associate instructor, was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and completed clinical externships at Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Muncie Eye Center and Michiana Eye Center.
Dr. Sprehe joined the practice in 2009 and has completed extensive continuing education in all areas of eye health including glaucoma, cornea, retina, binocular vision, post-op Lasik and cataracts. Dr. Sprehe was an investigator in contact lens research studies here at Gailmard. She has a special interest in fitting specialty and scleral contact lenses. Dr. Sprehe is a member of the Indiana and American Optometric Associations.
Dr. Suzanna Acosta was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. She attended Munster High School followed by Indiana University Northwest, where she completed her B.S. in Biology on a full merit scholarship. She completed her O.D. at Illinois College of Optometry, where she received a scholarship for underrepresented populations. Dr. Acosta completed clinical externships at the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Clinic, FL, Commonwealth Eye Surgery, KY, and Hoosier Eye Doctor, IN.
Her optometric interests include managing ocular disease including dry eye and glaucoma, contact lenses, and routine care for all ages. She strives to ensure that each patient leaves with a full understanding of their refractive and eye health. Dr. Acosta’s training and experience include 5 years of patient care in private practice settings, as well as extensive continuing education encompassing glaucoma, diabetes, retina, dry eye, and refractive and cataract surgery.
Dr. Acosta is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, discovering new restaurants and enjoying time outdoors. Dr. Acosta is excited to join the Gailmard team!