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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.


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,...


Sales 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...


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...


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 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....


Patti grew up in Grant Park, Illinois, and now resides in Cedar Lake with her husband and three children. She enjoys meeting new patients and greeting familiar faces with her warm smile. You may see her pretesting, answering phones or helping patients pick out a new stylish frame. Her hobbies...

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 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...


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....

For the month of May, our Dyer office will remain closed. Our Cedar Lake office will be open 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 AM-1:00 PM on Saturday. An employee will be available to answer phone calls and dispense products during these times.

For the month of June, our Dyer office will be open on 9:00 AM-12:00 PM on Tuesday and 1:00-6:00 PM on Thursday. Our Cedar Lake office will be open 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM-1:00 PM on Saturday.

At this time, all patients are required to wear masks. Please bring your mask if you have one. A mask will be provided if needed.

Please call the Cedar Lake office at 219-374-7800 for all concerns.