Meet Our Doctors

Dr_Beth_and_Kent_KunkelKent A. Kunkel, O.D.

Dr. Kent Kunkel is originally from Granville, IL and now resides in Peru with his wife, Dr. Beth Kunkel, and their three children, Lauren, Jack and Alec. His academic career includes graduating from St. Bede Academy in 1983 and University of Illinois in 1987. He then went on to receive his doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry in 1991. His passion at work is helping every patient see the best they can--utilizing the latest diagnostic technology and the newest contact and spectacle lens materials. His passion outside of the office is his family, golf and travel.

Beth A Kunkel, O.D.

Dr. Beth Kunkel grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois and attended the University of Iowa before going on to graduate school at the Illinois College of Optometry. She considers it a privilege to service the visual needs of her community and her mission to preserve the precious gift of sight.


steve mcnamaraStephen McNamara, O.D.

Dr. Stephen McNamara is a native of Peru, graduating from LaSalle-Peru Township High School in 2009. He then attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL until 2013 before going on to complete his doctorate in optometry at Illinois College of Optometry in 2017. He considers it an honor to be able to serve the eye care needs of the area he grew up in. Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors, staying active, and spending time with family and friends.