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THE STAFF AT Illiana Eyecare


Our exceptional eye care staff in Cedar Lake, Indiana look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Illiana Eyecare, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.

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Meet Our Team in Cedar Lake, Indiana

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Christina

Office Manager
Christina grew up and has lived in the Crown Point area for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Lake Central High School and Purdue University Calumet. She and her middle school sweetheart got married and have two young children. Christina enjoys spending time with family, playing board games,...
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Michelle

Optical Manager
Michelle and our dispensary staff are highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. Michelle also takes care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and...
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Karen C.

Clinical Manager
Karen is from Cedar Lake and is a busy mother of five children who are active in volleyball and soccer.  Karen enjoys watching these games and also enjoys playing volleyball herself.  She received her nursing degree from Purdue and worked as an ICU nurse before joining Illiana Eye Care.  You...
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Barbra

Barb is a valued employee who is competent in many optical situations. She is able to assist during exams and answer billing questions you may have.  Barb is gifted in helping you select glasses which are both functional and beautiful.  She was raised in Lowell and is a graduate of Lowell High School. ...
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Julie

Julie is originally from eastern Indiana and is a graduate of Wawasee High School and Indiana University, Bloomington.  She moved to the Region after marriage and she and her husband have raised their three children in Schererville.  She is an avid reader and enjoys camping and hiking with her family....
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Karen D.

Karen Derks brings 15 years of optical experience to the Illiana Eye Care team.  Karen is a lifelong Chicagoan and loves spending her time biking and hiking with her husband.    She also enjoys listening to music and spending time with her granddaughter....
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Tina

Tina is a team player who has been in the optical field for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Merrillville High School and Purdue University Northwest. Tina enjoys helping patients with glasses selection, pretesting with the doctors and greeting clients upon arrival. Tina works in both our Cedar...
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Dr. Katie Gibson

Dr. Katie Gibson is a Northwest Indiana native. She graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University in Hammond, IN. While at Purdue, she worked at an optometry office as a technician where she grew to love the profession. Dr. Gibson then earned her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry...
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Michele

Receivables Manager
Michele lives in Munster, IN, with her husband and three young boys. Michele holds degrees in social work from New York University and Columbia University. She and her family enjoy watching and playing soccer. Michele works behind the scenes at Illiana Eyecare, handling insurance claims and social media....
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Dr. Jill Davids

Dr. Jill Davids graduated with honors from Trinity Christian College in 2000. During her time at Trinity she also worked at Argonne National Laboratories teaching biology, chemistry and physics to Chicago high school and college students. Upon graduating, she received Trinity's Biology Departmental Award, an award given to one graduate each year. Dr....
christina_GSP_UID_911a75dc-35d4-462c-b1f0-cfd18fc60aca.jpeg

Christina

Office Manager
Christina grew up and has lived in the Crown Point area for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Lake Central High School and Purdue University Calumet. She and her middle school sweetheart got married and have two young children. Christina enjoys spending time with family, playing board games,...
michelle_GSP_UID_911a7691-9adf-4344-b5ac-0e5991320fbc.jpeg

Michelle

Optical Manager
Michelle and our dispensary staff are highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. Michelle also takes care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and...
karen_GSP_UID_90fa4da6-3f45-4dd7-91fd-534780a6fece.jpeg

Karen C.

Clinical Manager
Karen is from Cedar Lake and is a busy mother of five children who are active in volleyball and soccer.  Karen enjoys watching these games and also enjoys playing volleyball herself.  She received her nursing degree from Purdue and worked as an ICU nurse before joining Illiana Eye Care.  You...
barbra_GSP_UID_90fa4d89-a9dd-42c0-9c97-b74cbfda3876.jpeg

Barbra

Barb is a valued employee who is competent in many optical situations. She is able to assist during exams and answer billing questions you may have.  Barb is gifted in helping you select glasses which are both functional and beautiful.  She was raised in Lowell and is a graduate of Lowell High School. ...
julie_GSP_UID_90fa4d50-50d9-4535-a22b-8839d65bfa7e.jpeg

Julie

Julie is originally from eastern Indiana and is a graduate of Wawasee High School and Indiana University, Bloomington.  She moved to the Region after marriage and she and her husband have raised their three children in Schererville.  She is an avid reader and enjoys camping and hiking with her family....
karen_GSP_UID_90fa4ce0-daa7-4fcc-bd0e-dc1169810b0d.jpeg

Karen D.

Karen Derks brings 15 years of optical experience to the Illiana Eye Care team.  Karen is a lifelong Chicagoan and loves spending her time biking and hiking with her husband.    She also enjoys listening to music and spending time with her granddaughter....
tina_GSP_UID_911a773d-0d5b-42e5-b380-e3439d68fe68.jpeg

Tina

Tina is a team player who has been in the optical field for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Merrillville High School and Purdue University Northwest. Tina enjoys helping patients with glasses selection, pretesting with the doctors and greeting clients upon arrival. Tina works in both our Cedar...
katie_GSP_UID_911a7c84-de0d-4354-925d-a062656f4d56.jpeg

Dr. Katie Gibson

Dr. Katie Gibson is a Northwest Indiana native. She graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University in Hammond, IN. While at Purdue, she worked at an optometry office as a technician where she grew to love the profession. Dr. Gibson then earned her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry...
michele_GSP_UID_911a77ad-717a-4f8d-a1bf-b6d24fb81551.jpeg

Michele

Receivables Manager
Michele lives in Munster, IN, with her husband and three young boys. Michele holds degrees in social work from New York University and Columbia University. She and her family enjoy watching and playing soccer. Michele works behind the scenes at Illiana Eyecare, handling insurance claims and social media....
jill_GSP_UID_90fa4c89-d018-4a8d-bd77-20b44e387f6b.jpeg

Dr. Jill Davids

Dr. Jill Davids graduated with honors from Trinity Christian College in 2000. During her time at Trinity she also worked at Argonne National Laboratories teaching biology, chemistry and physics to Chicago high school and college students. Upon graduating, she received Trinity's Biology Departmental Award, an award given to one graduate each year. Dr....
christina_GSP_UID_911a75dc-35d4-462c-b1f0-cfd18fc60aca.jpeg

Christina

Office Manager
Christina grew up and has lived in the Crown Point area for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Lake Central High School and Purdue University Calumet. She and her middle school sweetheart got married and have two young children. Christina enjoys spending time with family, playing board games,...
michelle_GSP_UID_911a7691-9adf-4344-b5ac-0e5991320fbc.jpeg

Michelle

Optical Manager
Michelle and our dispensary staff are highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. Michelle also takes care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and...
karen_GSP_UID_90fa4da6-3f45-4dd7-91fd-534780a6fece.jpeg

Karen C.

Clinical Manager
Karen is from Cedar Lake and is a busy mother of five children who are active in volleyball and soccer.  Karen enjoys watching these games and also enjoys playing volleyball herself.  She received her nursing degree from Purdue and worked as an ICU nurse before joining Illiana Eye Care.  You...
barbra_GSP_UID_90fa4d89-a9dd-42c0-9c97-b74cbfda3876.jpeg

Barbra

Barb is a valued employee who is competent in many optical situations. She is able to assist during exams and answer billing questions you may have.  Barb is gifted in helping you select glasses which are both functional and beautiful.  She was raised in Lowell and is a graduate of Lowell High School. ...
julie_GSP_UID_90fa4d50-50d9-4535-a22b-8839d65bfa7e.jpeg

Julie

Julie is originally from eastern Indiana and is a graduate of Wawasee High School and Indiana University, Bloomington.  She moved to the Region after marriage and she and her husband have raised their three children in Schererville.  She is an avid reader and enjoys camping and hiking with her family....
karen_GSP_UID_90fa4ce0-daa7-4fcc-bd0e-dc1169810b0d.jpeg

Karen D.

Karen Derks brings 15 years of optical experience to the Illiana Eye Care team.  Karen is a lifelong Chicagoan and loves spending her time biking and hiking with her husband.    She also enjoys listening to music and spending time with her granddaughter....
tina_GSP_UID_911a773d-0d5b-42e5-b380-e3439d68fe68.jpeg

Tina

Tina is a team player who has been in the optical field for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Merrillville High School and Purdue University Northwest. Tina enjoys helping patients with glasses selection, pretesting with the doctors and greeting clients upon arrival. Tina works in both our Cedar...
katie_GSP_UID_911a7c84-de0d-4354-925d-a062656f4d56.jpeg

Dr. Katie Gibson

Dr. Katie Gibson is a Northwest Indiana native. She graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University in Hammond, IN. While at Purdue, she worked at an optometry office as a technician where she grew to love the profession. Dr. Gibson then earned her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry...
michele_GSP_UID_911a77ad-717a-4f8d-a1bf-b6d24fb81551.jpeg

Michele

Receivables Manager
Michele lives in Munster, IN, with her husband and three young boys. Michele holds degrees in social work from New York University and Columbia University. She and her family enjoy watching and playing soccer. Michele works behind the scenes at Illiana Eyecare, handling insurance claims and social media....
jill_GSP_UID_90fa4c89-d018-4a8d-bd77-20b44e387f6b.jpeg

Dr. Jill Davids

Dr. Jill Davids graduated with honors from Trinity Christian College in 2000. During her time at Trinity she also worked at Argonne National Laboratories teaching biology, chemistry and physics to Chicago high school and college students. Upon graduating, she received Trinity's Biology Departmental Award, an award given to one graduate each year. Dr....

katie_GSP_UID_911a7c84-de0d-4354-925d-a062656f4d56.jpeg

Dr. Katie Gibson

Dr. Katie Gibson is a Northwest Indiana native. She graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University in Hammond, IN. While at Purdue, she worked at an optometry office as a technician where she grew to love the profession. Dr. Gibson then earned her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry...
michele_GSP_UID_911a77ad-717a-4f8d-a1bf-b6d24fb81551.jpeg

Michele

Receivables Manager
Michele lives in Munster, IN, with her husband and three young boys. Michele holds degrees in social work from New York University and Columbia University. She and her family enjoy watching and playing soccer. Michele works behind the scenes at Illiana Eyecare, handling insurance claims and social media....
tina_GSP_UID_911a773d-0d5b-42e5-b380-e3439d68fe68.jpeg

Tina

Tina is a team player who has been in the optical field for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Merrillville High School and Purdue University Northwest. Tina enjoys helping patients with glasses selection, pretesting with the doctors and greeting clients upon arrival. Tina works in both our Cedar...
michelle_GSP_UID_911a7691-9adf-4344-b5ac-0e5991320fbc.jpeg

Michelle

Optical Manager
Michelle and our dispensary staff are highly trained to help you select the most appropriate frames and lenses to meet your individual needs. Michelle also takes care to properly fit and adjust your new glasses and assist you with any eye wear counseling. Subsequent adjustments are free of charge and...
christina_GSP_UID_911a75dc-35d4-462c-b1f0-cfd18fc60aca.jpeg

Christina

Office Manager
Christina grew up and has lived in the Crown Point area for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Lake Central High School and Purdue University Calumet. She and her middle school sweetheart got married and have two young children. Christina enjoys spending time with family, playing board games,...
karen_GSP_UID_90fa4ce0-daa7-4fcc-bd0e-dc1169810b0d.jpeg

Karen D.

Karen Derks brings 15 years of optical experience to the Illiana Eye Care team.  Karen is a lifelong Chicagoan and loves spending her time biking and hiking with her husband.    She also enjoys listening to music and spending time with her granddaughter....
julie_GSP_UID_90fa4d50-50d9-4535-a22b-8839d65bfa7e.jpeg

Julie

Julie is originally from eastern Indiana and is a graduate of Wawasee High School and Indiana University, Bloomington.  She moved to the Region after marriage and she and her husband have raised their three children in Schererville.  She is an avid reader and enjoys camping and hiking with her family....
barbra_GSP_UID_90fa4d89-a9dd-42c0-9c97-b74cbfda3876.jpeg

Barbra

Barb is a valued employee who is competent in many optical situations. She is able to assist during exams and answer billing questions you may have.  Barb is gifted in helping you select glasses which are both functional and beautiful.  She was raised in Lowell and is a graduate of Lowell High School. ...
karen_GSP_UID_90fa4da6-3f45-4dd7-91fd-534780a6fece.jpeg

Karen C.

Clinical Manager
Karen is from Cedar Lake and is a busy mother of five children who are active in volleyball and soccer.  Karen enjoys watching these games and also enjoys playing volleyball herself.  She received her nursing degree from Purdue and worked as an ICU nurse before joining Illiana Eye Care.  You...
jill_GSP_UID_90fa4c89-d018-4a8d-bd77-20b44e387f6b.jpeg

Dr. Jill Davids

Dr. Jill Davids graduated with honors from Trinity Christian College in 2000. During her time at Trinity she also worked at Argonne National Laboratories teaching biology, chemistry and physics to Chicago high school and college students. Upon graduating, she received Trinity's Biology Departmental Award, an award given to one graduate each year. Dr....

Illiana Eyecare in Cedar Lake

Illiana Eyecare provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Cedar Lake. Our eye care experts offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Illiana Eyecare aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.

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