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Our Eye Doctor & Staff

Eye Care Staff Serving Algonquin & Woodstock, IL
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Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our Algonquin eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time, and they understand the benefits of LASIK and corrective eyewear.

The optometrists at Atkinson Eye Care take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Special thanks to Mr. Mike Pipo for the great staff and other photography on our website.

Meet Our Eye Doctors


Elizabeth M. Atkinson, OD

Dr. Elizabeth Atkinson is an eye doctor with many years of experience and a passion for helping her patients. After obtaining her B.S. in Psychology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1988, she went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 1992. She completed...

William Atkinson, OD

Dr. William Atkinson is an exceptional Woodstock optometrist, with a true humanitarian spirit. He holds degrees from Springfield College in Illinois, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed an externship at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and in pediatrics at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines....

Meet Our Eye Care Staff


Melissa Petrie


Hollie Ott

As the newest member of Atkinson Eye Care team, Hollie Ott brings 17 years of optical experience to our patients. Her thorough attention to detail, and caring considerate nature make our patients feel well cared for. Hollie partners directly with our doctors as a medical scribe performing documentation and gathering patient information for efficient care. She has a thorough knowledge of current optical products, eyeglass frames, and lenses and is happy to assist with eyewear needs.


Samantha Carpenter


Samantha Carpenter’s smile and enthusiasm brightens our office. Her outgoing and friendly personality is a pleasure in helping you select your glasses according to your specific and unique prescription. She enjoys working directly with our doctors in pretesting patients, and listening and caring for our patients. Samantha has 6 years of experience in the optical field.


Kim Reardon

Lab Manager/Optician

Kim Reardon joined the Atkinson Eye Care team in 2014. Formerly office manager at Woodstock Eye Care, she is knowledgeable of many areas of the optical field including patient care, eyewear selection, and insurance. She enjoys working with patients to help select the right eyewear for their lifestyles and needs.


Banely Bernal


Banely Bernal’s gentle demeanor and quiet confidence puts our patients immediately at ease. Whether pretesting patients for their exam, or guiding them through learning about contact lenses, our patients know she will take care of their needs and questions. Banely has also helped many times with our Spanish-speaking patients during all aspects of their visits. She has been with Atkinson Eye Care since 2010, and has 18 years of eye care experience.


Brooke Huffman

Optometric Technician

Brooke Huffman has 4 1/2 years of experience being an Ophthalmic Technician as well as 4 1/2 years of assisting doctors with patient procedures, patient testing, contact lenses, education, and surgical referral information. Brooke’s personality of being very detail oriented, thorough, polite, and efficient have gone hand in hand with her 7 years of Optical Experience to make each client’s experience at Atkinson Eye Care that much better.