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Meet our optometric team in Du Quoin, Sparta, Pinckneyville, Chester, Illinois. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Meet Dr. Joseph Grasso, Dr. Lawrence Soellner, & Dr. Carolyn Gibson - Optometric Team Near You

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Dr. Joseph Grasso O. D.

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. He served the entire tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. After his daughter Kerrie and son Bud were born, Dr. Grasso and his family moved to Pinckneyville, Illinois and started private practice. Dr. Grasso seeks to further his education by regularly attending classes and seminars about ocular pathology and pharmacology. Dr. Grasso has the utmost concern for his patients' eye health and...

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Dr. Lawrence Soellner O. D.

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. He continues that calling to better understand the human eye and vision system by attending many advanced courses in ocular pathology, especially glaucoma. He also participates in investigative clinical trials for new innovative contact lenses, most recently a new gas permeable, simultaneous viewing bifocal. He continues to expand his fitting experiences within the very specialized category of 'medically necessary contacts'. These unique cases have no other option for clear vision outside of very customized...

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Dr. Carolyn Gibson O. D.

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. During her time there she enjoyed working with veterans and was able to help them manage their vision problems from diagnosis and treatment to providing them with magnifying devices to better enable them to function in their tasks of daily living. At Southern Illinois Eyecare, Dr. Gibson provides comprehensive family eyecare with a continued emphasis on ocular disease, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma,...