Dr. Alice has earned a reputation for friendly professional eye care. She practices full-scope optometry including primary eye care of all ages. She is happy to take the time to help her patients understand their vision and eye health conditions and their choices of treatment, including glasses, contact lenses, corrective surgery, such as LASIK, and cataract surgery. Her clinical interests also include dry eye syndrome, ocular disease, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. She works closely with area specialists when her patients need surgery or advanced care. As the field of optometry has evolved and expanded over the last 20 to 30 years, Dr. Alice has actively maintained and progressed her optometric expertise. She finds it very rewarding when she is able to apply what she is learning to the care of her patients.
Originally from Prairie Village, Kansas, she received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas-Lawrence in 1987. She went on to earn her doctorate in Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 1991. When she is not serving her patients, Dr. Alice enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, her son Kurt and his wife, Caitlin, her son Drew and his wife Taylor, and her son Grant. They take pleasure in trying new restaurants, exploring the Missouri Botanical Garden, and attending art fairs together.
In 2003, Drs. Unger joined Vision Source, the largest network of independent optometrists in the country. More recently, they have connected with IDOC, an education, networking, and consulting group for private practice optometrists.
Dr. Alice continues to be a supporting member of the Missouri Botanical Garden.