Our Practice

Dr. Mark Ross

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Dr. Ross is a therapeutically certified optometrist. He is a 1982 graduate of New York City Tech College. After obtaining his Dr. of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1987, he received post-doctoral training in therapeutics with the University of Missouri-St.Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Ross has more than 20 years of experience specializing in family eyecare and difficult to fit contact lenses. He is a noted author in the eyecare community. His most recent article " Silicone Contact lens Associated Red Eye" was published in Contact Lens Spectrum, the largest professional journal dedicated to contact lenses in the United States. Outside of his practice he spends time with wife and three children, enjoys science, and playing hockey.


Dr. Grace Tucker

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Dr. Tucker is a therapeutically certified optometrist. She is a 1982 graduate of Northern Illinois University and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1987. While there she participated in clinical externships at Fort Sheridan and the Illinois Visually Handicapped Institute.After graduation she completed a year long post-doctoral residency at the North Chicago Veterans Administration Medical center and subsequently received post doctoral training in therapeutics at the Illinois College of Optometry.
Before starting her family, Dr. Tucker was an adjunct clinical professor at the Illinois College of Optometry teaching contact lens fitting in a clinical setting, as well as being on the staff at the North Chicago VA hospital. Dr. Tucker has more than 20 years of experience specializing in family eye care and difficult to fit contact lenses.
Outside of the office she spends time with her husband and two children. She is actively involved with both Girl and Boy scouts and is an avid scrapbooker.


Mona Tripp

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Mona has been with the practice since 1996. In addition to managing the office, she also is a wonderful frame stylist, helping out with eyewear selection and contact lens fittings. Mona makes her home in Crystal Lake with her husband, has three adult children and enjoys home decorating, gardening and spoiling her two grandaughters.

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