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Welcome to Southern Illinois Eye Care

Southern Illinois's Largest Optometry Practice

Thank you for choosing Southern Illinois Eyecare, with convenient locations in Chester, DuQuoin, Pinckneyville and Sparta. Drs. Grasso, Soellner, and Gibson would like to welcome you to our offices. We look forward to providing you with quality eye care and neighborly service. We are Southern Illinois's largest optometry practice; let us show you why.

Mission Statement

Our doctors and staff of the Southern Illinois Eyecare offices realize that each individual patient is a vital, essential part of the practice. The patient is always given professional, courteous service in our offices. We are attentive to the needs of the patient and provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming. Our patients are shown respect by the personalized service we give. We strive to not only meet our patients' expectations but to exceed them by providing the highest quality care in a friendly, positive environment.

It is the purpose of our office to deliver the highest quality vision care to our patients. Our genuine enthusiasm and excellent service combine to create happy and healthy patients who return for recommended follow-up care and refer family and friends to our office.

Our practice prides itself on delivering eye care with a personal touch. We work as a team to make our office a welcoming environment. Patients will have a better experience at our office because they see how we respect and support each other.

Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr. Joseph Grasso

    Dr. Joseph Grasso is a 1975 graduate of Illinois College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he married his wife Bernice E. Fitzgerald in Chicago and immediately left to serve four years in the Army as an optometrist.


  • Dr. Lawrence Soellner

    Dr. Lawrence Soellner is a 1990 graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. His education began as a passion for vision research and neurophysiology at Purdue University.


  • Dr. Carolyn Gibson

    Dr. Carolyn Gibson graduated from the University of Missouri School of Optometry in 1995. Dr. Gibson also completed a hospital based residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tacoma, WA for ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation.



Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I recently received my annual exam reminder and invitation to visit your website to arrange appointment. I'm delighted with the new web format and the ability to schedule a visit online!"
  • "Best care anywhere every time"
  • "Very pleasant experience. Both staff and Dr. Soellner were polite, courteous, and very competent."
  • "I am always pleased with my yearly visit. Over the many years of service I have recommended them to many family & friends!""
  • "Thanks for working me in when I had eye issues!"
  • "We were getting ready to leave on vacation and I had a similar issue that I’d had earlier in the year; a clogged/infected tear duct. I was so thankful to get right in to be seen and get my medication started prior to leaving on my vacation! Thanks so much!""
  • "Very professional explaining my eye condition."
  • "Great eye appointment and office."
  • "I go for an annual eye exam to DuQuoin Eye Care. The doctor and staff are the best. I would not go anywhere else. They explain things so I understand. The helpfulness is excellent. My insurance coverage is fine also."
  • "Wonderful!!!!"
  • "I have been a patient for a number of years and love Southern Illinois Eye Care! They are fabulous to my kids and I!"
  • "Always enjoyable seeing Dr. Soellner and staff!! God bless you for the good y'all do!!"

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