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Prairie Eye and Lasik Center

Primary Location
2020 West Iles Ave.
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 698-3030
Fax: (217) 698-3068

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AM12 PM
SundayClosedClosed
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Jennifer M. Waller, O.D.

Jennifer Waller, O.D. is a St. Louis native who graduated Cum Laude from Northwest Missouri State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry in 1998 from the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry and joined Prairie Eye Center in June 1998.

Dr. Waller is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She has served as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Optometry and is a past president of the local Mid-State Optometric Society. Dr. Waller provides complete family eye care including routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, and post-operative care.

Dr. Waller is currently accepting new patients at both the Springfield and Girard locations. She accepts most insurance plans including Medicare, VSP, and Eye Med.

Harvey Mack, O.D.

Harvey Mack, O.D. has lived in Jacksonville for 15 years. He got his B.A. at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He graduated from UMSL school of Optometry in 1987 followed by a year of residency at the VA Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to Optometry, he got an RN diploma from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing and worked in the cardiothoracic ICU for 7 years. He is a fellow of the Academy of Optometry and a member of the AOA. Dr Mack is a TPA Certified Optometrist. He is accepting new patients in our Beardstown office Tuesday-Thursday, and the Springfield office on Mondays. He accepts Medicare assignments as well as most insurance plans.


 

Nathan Noakes, O.D.

Nathan Noakes, O.D. is a graduate of THE Ohio State University College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. He has been with Prairie Eye Center since July 2008. Dr. Noakes is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Mid-State Optometric Society. Dr. Noakes provides complete family eye care including routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, and post-operative care. Dr. Noakes is currently accepting new patients at the Springfield office. He accepts most insurance plans including Medicare, VSP, and Eye Med.


 

Chelsey Brickweg-Moore, O.D.

Chelsey Moore, O.D. is a Minnesota native who graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. During college, Dr. Moore participated in gymnastics while being named an Academic All-American her senior year. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2010 with Honors from Indiana University while graduating in the top 3 of her class. During Optometry School, Dr. Moore completed externships at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida and Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Dr. Moore is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Mid-State Optometric Society and joined Prairie Eye Center in August of 2010. She practices full scope Optometry which includes the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, family eye care, contact lenses, and post-operative care. Dr. Moore enjoys running and is active with coaching local gymnastics during her spare time. She is currently taking new patients at both the Springfield and Girard locations and is accepting most insurance plans including Medicare, VSP, and Eye Med.

Brian Moore, O.D.

Brian Moore, O.D. is a central Illinois native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Louis University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Investigative and Medical Sciences. He received his Doctor of Optometry in 2010 with High Honors from Indiana University. While attending optometry school, Dr. Moore received the David H. Kolack Award which is presented to the Indiana University graduating optometry student ranked number one in the class. He was also recognized for scoring highest among all Indiana University students on Part I of the National Boards. During optometry school, Dr. Moore completed externships at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and the Pensacola Veterans Affairs Clinic.

Dr. Moore is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Mid-State Optometric Society and joined Prairie Eye Center in August of 2010. He provides a wide range of primary eye care including routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and post-operative care. Dr. Moore is currently accepting new patients at the Springfield and Hillsboro locations. He accepts most insurance plans including Medicare, VSP, and Eye Med.

Elizabeth Heideman, O.D.

Elizabeth Heideman, O.D. is a central Illinois native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bradley University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Religious Studies. She received her Doctor of Optometry Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2011.During optometry school, Dr. Heideman completed externships at the Whiteriver Indian Health Service Hospital in Whiteriver, AZ and the Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hickory, NC.

Dr. Heideman is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association and the Mid-State Optometric Society. She joined Prairie Eye Center in October of 2013 and practices full scope Optometry including diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, routine eye exams, contact lens fittings and post-operative care.

She is currently accepting new patients at the Jacksonville location and participates with most insurance plans including Medicare, VSP and EyeMed.

Sabrina Shultz, O.D.

Sabrina Shultz, O.D. joined Prairie Eye Center as an Optometrist in 2015. She had previously worked at Prairie Eye Center as an Optometric Tech for seven years before furthering her studies in the world of eyes. Dr. Shultz is a central Illinois native who graduated from SIU Edwardsville in 2000. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2005.

 Practicing since 2005, Dr. Shultz specializes in full scope Optometry, including diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, routine eye exams, contact lens fittings and post-operative care.

Dr. Shultz is a member of the American Optometric Association, currently treating patients in our Hillsboro and Springfield locations. She accepts all major insurance plans including Medicare, VSP and EyeMed.

                                          

Monica Yoder Ryan, O.D.

Monica Ryan, O.D. is a Central Illinois native who joined Prairie Eye Center in 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University, where she graduated with high honors. Dr. Ryan earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she was on the Dean’s List all 4 years. Dr. Ryan’s 4th year externships included time at the VA Medical Center in Marion, IL, as well as several public and private clinics throughout St. Louis.

Dr. Ryan offers full-scope optometry services, which include family eye care, management of ocular disease, contact lens fittings, post-op care, and low vision evaluations. She is known for her upbeat, compassionate nature and her excellent chairside manner with patients.

 She is currently accepting new patients at our Springfield and Lincoln offices.Dr. Ryan accepts EyeMed, VSP, and all major health plans, with the exception of Health Alliance HMO. 

Emily Beyer, O.D.

Emily Beyer, O.D. is a Springfield native who joined Prairie Eye and LASIK Center in 2016. She graduated in 3.5 years from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016 with Honors from the University of Missouri- St. Louis, graduating at the top of her class. She also spent her years at UMSL as a teaching assistant and tutor to the 2017 class while earning various academic awards such as Anatomy and Physiology student of the year and a frequent name on the Dean's List. During Optometry School, Dr. Beyer completed externships at the VA hospital in Kansas City, MO, as well as a variety of other clinics throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Dr. Beyer is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She practices full scope Optometry including the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, family eye care, contact lenses, and post-operative care. Dr. Beyer enjoys tumbling and gymnastics and helps coach at a local cheerleading gym whenever possible.  She is currently accepting new patients at the Springfield location.

Robert J. Blumthal, O.D.

Prairie Eye and LASIK Center is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Blumthal is returning to the practice in December of 2016. Robert J. Blumthal O.D. is an Illinois native who graduated cum laude from Northeastern Illinois in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology. He graduated from optometry school at Illinois College of Optometry in 1981. While attending optometry school, Dr. Blumthal was selected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society, as well as received the prestigious Bausch and Lomb Award for clinical excellence in contact lenses. Dr. Blumthal was in practice for 17 years in Paris, IL and Peoria, IL before joining Prairie Eye Center in February of 1997. Dr. Blumthal is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. Dr. Blumthal is a TPA-certified optometrist who is dedicated to serving the community, as he has been a volunteer optometrist at Catholic Charities St Clare Vision clinic since 1997.

Dr. Blumthal practices full scope Optometry, which includes diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, family eye care, contact lenses, and low vision. Dr. Blumthal also serves as clinical examiner for the National Board of Optometry. He is accepting new patients in the Springfield location and accepts Medicare assignments as well as participates in most insurance plans. 

Tyson Herrmann, O.D.

Tyson J.Herrmann, O.D. joined Prairie Eye Center in April of 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 1998.  He then earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2003 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.  There, he was a Dean's List honor student receiving awards for clinical assistance and practice management.

Dr. Herrmann has provided eye care in the Decatur, Illinois area for the past 14 years and is a therapeutically licensed optometrist.  He brings experience in treating a full spectrum of patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric.  He provides primary eye care examinations with treatment and management of ocular diseases and conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, amblyopia, and low vision; pre- and post-operative care; comprehensive contact lens services (including rigid gas permeable and soft lenses for color enhancement, dry eye syndrome, astigmatism, presbyopia, extended wear, and keratoconus). Dr. Herrmann is a member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, Central Illinois IOA Society, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and is Adjunct Faculty for the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Herrmann is seeing new patients in our Decatur location and accepts most vision plans. 

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Just love the folks at PEC. Doctors and staff are the best!

Greg Kane
Springfield, IL

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AM12 PM
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 AM 8 AM 8 AM 8 AM 8 AM 8 AM Closed
5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 12 PM Closed

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