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Our Employees

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.


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 if...


Nikki is a wonderful addition to the Illiana Eyecare team.  While she handles many administrative details and projects, you will also see her engaging in patient care.  She spends time in both the Cedar Lake and Dyer offices and is able to answer questions regarding insurance, benefits and options. Her...


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. ...


Ophthalmic Technician
Julia joins Illiana Eyecare with experience in infectious disease and Occupational Therapy.  Currently she assists patients with pretesting, contact training and extra testing.  She has a warm personality and a great smile.  She enjoys volleyball and spending time with her husband and new puppy Rocco.


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...


Julie is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington.  She is a wife and mother of three children who have been very involved in the Lake Central choir and band programs.  Julie has devoted much of her time to supporting music performances and competitions.  She is an avid reader and enjoys...


Patti grew up in Grant Park, IL and is a longtime resident of northwest IN.  She is a graduate of Illiana Christian High School and  attended Calvin College.  Her and her husband have three children who are involved in horsemanship. Patti enjoys boating and reading a good book....

Jill “Casey”

Casey is a life long resident of Cedar Lake and attended Hanover High School and Indiana University.  Casey is a wife and mother to two sons.  She enjoys camping with her family and her three puppies.  Casey enjoys helping patients with testing and frame selection.