Dr. Stephen Wiles

Dr. Stephen Wiles

Dr. Stephen Wiles, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the founder and president of Wiles Eye Center. Dr. Wiles is one of the nation’s leading cataract surgeons and has lectured nationally on minimally invasive cataract surgery. His techniques have helped define the most common techniques of operating room efficiency. The Micro-Touch Cataract procedure has refined cataract surgery to minimize operating room time, invasiveness, complications and recovery time. Dr. Wiles is considered one of the best cataract surgeons in Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Wiles has been helping to restore and preserve vision in the field of ophthalmology for more than 25 years. He is a Trabectome Certified Trainer and has been published in multiple publications for his superior knowledge of cataract procedures and intraocular lens implants. Additionally, Dr. Wiles is one of the only ophthalmologists in the Midwest trained to perform an iStent implant surgery – a revolutionary new implant to help control pressure in the eye for glaucoma patients. Dr. Wiles practices at both our Kansas City, MO eye clinic and our St. Joseph eye clinic.

In addition to serving as the founder and president of Wiles Eye Center, Dr. Wiles volunteers and contributes to several charitable organizations. Most recently Dr. Wiles completed a trip to Peru to provide sight-saving eye care to people in need.

Dr. Rachel Tischinski

Dr. Rachel TischinskiDr. Rachel Tischinski, O.D. is dedicated to helping each of her patients achieve the best vision possible. Her very personable approach to patient care is what sets her apart from any other optometrist. She believes in learning about her patients’ specific lifestyle to provide the most comprehensive solutions for their eye care needs.

Dr. Rachel is a board certified optometrist with the Missouri State Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometry. She is a member of the Missouri Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Rachel has served as a research contributor and has been published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Dr. Rachel has been practicing optometry for more than 12 years and has been a member of the Wiles Eye Center team for 10 years. Dr. Rachel travels between our Kansas City eye clinic and our St. Joseph eye clinic.

Aside from her passion for helping to give clear sight to her patients, Dr. Rachel loves spending time with her husband and children.

Dr. Erin Gilliland

Dr. Erin GillilandDr. Erin Gilliland, M.D. is a well-recognized ophthalmologist at Wiles Eye Center. Dr. Gilliland is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association and the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. Gilliland has been published in several medical journals, and has served as a presenter for the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Symposium. Dr. Gilliland is delighted to be part of the outstanding ophthalmology team of Wiles Eye Center. Working alongside Dr. Stephen Wiles and Dr. Rachel Tischinski, Dr. Erin Gilliland has helped numerous patients enhance their visual acuity while reducing their dependence on glasses. Dr. Gilliland practices at our St. Joseph eye clinic.


Dr. Michael Klein

Dr. Michael Klein, O.D., M.S. is a talented optometrist and member of the American Optometric Association, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, National Optometric Student Association, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. While a recent addition to our team of exceptional doctors, Dr. Klein is wholly dedicated to our patient care philosophy of providing patients with healthy eyes and better vision.

Dr. Klein graduated top of his optometry class at Indiana University while completing a master’s degree in vision science, and recently completed a residency in ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation at the Kansas City Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. He received multiple awards and recognition during both his schooling and residency, and he is committed to providing patients with the best care possible. Dr. Klein travels to our Kansas City eye clinic and our St. Joseph eye clinic.

In addition to patients and clinical research, Dr. Klein enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, music, cooking, and nearly any outdoor activity.

Our class-leading optometrists and ophthalmologists are dedicated to the highest patient care and can help you with any of your eye care needs.