Dr. Peter Kehoe received his O.D. degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, in 1984 and a Doctor of Science in 1998. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1999 and earned his Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2011. He was named a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in 2013.
Since 1984, Dr. Kehoe has been a principal of Kehoe Eye Care, PC in Galesburg, IL. The practice emphasizes comprehensive optometric care including pediatrics, geriatrics, glaucoma, retinal disease, contact lenses, surgical co-management and comprehensive refractive and eyewear services. Dr. Kehoe lectures internationally on a variety of clinical and practice topics.
Dr. Kehoe serves as an administrator in Illinois for the Vision Source Network of Independent Private Practices. Dr. Kehoe served as President of the Illinois Optometric Association from 1997-1998 and received their Optometrist of the Year award in 2001. He served on the board of trustees of the American Optometric Association from 1999-2010, and as President of the 36,000-member organization from 2008-2009.
After serving several years as the North American representative on the Governing Board of the World Council of Optometry he was elected Treasurer in 2013. In addition to his practice, Dr. Kehoe serves as a consultant to Transitions Optical as a Professional Development Advisor and to Optos, Inc. as an International Professional Relations Consultant for Optometry and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Diopsys, Inc.