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Our Eye Doctor & Staff

Eye Care Staff Serving Algonquin & Woodstock, IL

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...

Dr. William Atkinson OD

Dr. William Atkinson is an exceptional 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. He...

Meet Our Eye Care Staff


Melissa Petry

Melissa Petry joined the Atkinson Eye Care team in January 2017. She has been in the optical field since 2009. She works along side the doctors in pretesting patients and scribing their medical needs into patients charts. One of her areas of expertise is assisting the doctors with the specialty contacts. She has an outgoing personality and enjoys working with patients making each patient's experience delightful.


Beverly Martin


Bev has been in the optical field for over 19 years. She enjoys meeting new patients as well as reminiscing and catching up with recurring patients. Bev is an expert at training our young contact lens patients who are new to contact lens wear. Her sweet disposition along with her patient personality ensures success and a happy transition into first-time contacts. In her free time Bev enjoys spending time with her ever growing family of grandchildren.


Kira Berndt

Optometric Technician

Kira Berndt joined the Atkinson Eye Care team in 2018. Kira brings her outgoing personality and big smile to our patients. Kira works alongside the doctors in pretesting patients and scribing their medical needs into patients charts.


Ellen Hervatin


Ellen brings over 12 years of optical experience to our patients. Her thorough knowledge and attention to detail, along with her friendly and easygoing demeanor, make our patients' selection of eyeglasses an enjoyable experience. She is well-informed on current and modern optical products including the newest in digital lenses and fashionable eyeglass frames. She is happy to assist you with your eyewear needs.


Carol Anne Gibbons


Carole Ann joined the Atkinson Eye Care team in 2019. Her thorough attention to detail, caring considerate nature, and her efficiency make our patients feel well cared for. Carole Ann greets every patient with a cheerful and kind attitude when they walk in the door. Often she is the friendly voice you hear when calling us, and she is the one who is answering your texts.


Meg Yocum

Optometric Technician

After graduating from Purdue in 2016, Meg Yocum joined the optical field to begin her professional career. As a hospitality major, Meg's warm and welcoming attitude can calm even the most nervous of patients. Meg is trained as an optician and technician, and is an expert in assisting patients through their exam experience and glasses selection. Meg loves to make people smile, and will go out of her way to make sure that you're taken care of during your visit with us.


Brandy Sanchez


Brandy has over 10 years of experience in the optical industry. She stays current with eyeglass fashion styles and is very detail-oriented. She is knowledgeable on the newest lens technology and brings a fun energy to glasses selection.


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 10 years of experience in the optical field.


Kim Reardon

Office Manager

Kim has been with Atkinson Eye Care team since 2011. She is knowledgeable in all areas of the optical field including patient care, insurance and medical billing, and all aspects of eyeglasses frame and lenses. While usually working behind the scenes ensuring our office runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, Kim also enjoys working with patients to help select the right eyewear for their lifestyles and needs. Kim enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her grandkids.


Brooke Huffman

Optometric Technician

Brooke Huffman has 5 years of experience being an Ophthalmic Technician as well as 5 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 9 years of Optical Experience to make each client’s experience at Atkinson Eye Care that much better. Her hobbies include: martial arts, spending time with her husband, 2 kids, friends, and family, watching crime shows.


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