Meet the Eye Care Team

Meet The Eye Care Team at Des Plaines Eye Care Center

Learn Who We Are

  • General Manager
    Marina
    Practice General Manager

    Marina is our practice general manager and has been with us since 2017 when we opened our doors. She has over 8 years of patient care and optical experience. Marina a is very proud to lead our team in providing the best possible eye care by protecting, preserving, and enhancing patients’ vision health in the communities we serve. Marina received her business degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Her educational background and her dedication to our practice shows with every new idea she brings to ensure we deliver the ultimate patient-centric experience. Marina’s ability to inspire and lead teams while maintaining full control over the business and its performance make her perfect leader to our practice. Marina is also fluent in Bulgarian.

    When Marina is not in the clinic, you can find her traveling, dining out or spending time with her friends and family, and her two adorable Scottish Fold cats.

     

  • Optician
    Iva
    Practice Lead / Lead Optician

    Iva started with Des Plaines Eye Care Center 2018 as front desk and later on became the practice lead optician and practice lead. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Office Management Certification in Eye Care from PECAA ( in collaboration with University of Houston, College of Optometry). Her meticulous attention to detail and  independent nature makes her ideal for our business office. Her duties are mostly insurance - related and clinic management and she love helping patients  improve their eye health.

    Prior to joining our team at Des Plaines Eye Care Center, she worked in the hospitality and retail industry and those experiences further help her develop her interpersonal skills.Iva is also fluent in Bulgarian.

    In addition to devoting her time to make Des Plaines Eye Care Center the best choice for your eye care, she  enjoys spending time with her husband, and their sons.
     

  • Pre-tester
    Mawely
    Patient Care Technician

    Mawely is the newest addition to our team at Des Plaines Eye Care Center. Originally form the Dominican Republic she lived most of her life in Spain.

    She has worked in the restaurant industry, so she brings a wealth of knowledge about customer care. Mawely pre- tests patients, as well as assist the Doctor. Her bubbly personality and excellent patient care makes her the perfect fit for our clinic. She is fluent in Spanish.
    Mawely has a passion for traveling and cooking.

    When she is not working at Des Plaines Eye Care Center she loves spending  time with her family.

  • Optician
    Raquel
    Optician

    Raquel joined Des Plaines Eye Care Center in 2021. Originally from California she began her journey in the eye-care field as an Optician and then advanced her career to become a Certified Optician Technician.

    She studied the medical and technical parts of Optometry while learning about the anatomy of the eye. We were delighted to have Raquel join our team. Her vast knowledge of lens materials and frame designs allows her to assist our patients with the selection of eyewear and lens technology that always guarantees patient satisfaction.

    In her free time Raquel enjoys traveling, exploring Chicago with her friends, singing, playing the piano. She is fluent in Filipino and Spanish.

  • Patient Care Technician
    Lia
    Patient Care Technician

    Lia has joined the Des Plaines Eye Care Center team in 2021 as a patient care technician.

    She pretests the patients as well as assisting the Doctors to keep the flow of practice in order. Lia has Pre-Optometry, Associate in Science and she continuously strives to learn about all things eye related.

    Her interest and knowledge in the field combined with her charismatic personality help her provide exceptional experience and personalized care to our patients.

    When Lia  isn’t at work, she spends her free time with friends and family - she loves to travel and take on any new adventures.

Hours of Operation

Monday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

Closed / by appointment only

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

Closed / by appointment only

Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed / by appointment only
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed / by appointment only

Location

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