Tel: 847-362-9900

OUR TEAM

730 North Optometry is proud to have been serving Libertyville and the surrounding communities for over 20 years. We enjoy providing a full scope of services for the entire family. In addition, Drs. Ricketts, Pak and Walsh have extensive training in children’s developmental vision and vision therapy.

Jody L. Ricketts, OD

BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRIST

Following completion of undergraduate coursework in biology in 1984, Dr. Ricketts received her doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1988. Externships were completed at the Easter Seals Vision Clinic and the Illinois Visually Handicapped Institute. Having dedicated her practice to improving the visual development of children with vision related learning difficulties, she is an avid member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Ricketts directs the practice and vision therapy program. While she remains involved in every aspect of the practice, health issues currently preclude her from seeing patients.

Angela C. Pak, OD

BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Angela Pak received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Clinical rotations were completed at the Optometric Vision Development Center which specializes in vision therapy, the Illinois Eye Institute Center for Corneal Excellence, Spectrios Institute for Low Vision and the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System. Dr. Pak is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Pak also received her orthokeratology certification to fit the Euclid Emerald lens for myopia management and treatment.

Pearl Santilukka, OD

OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Santilukka graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry through the Illinois College of Optometry. While there, she was inducted into both the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Honor Society. She completed clinical rotations at the Ilinois Eye Institute, the North Chicago VA Hospital and at Chicago Glaucoma Consultants. Her specialty is the management and treatment of ocular disease for both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Santilukka has received her orthokeratology certification to fit the Euclid Emerald lens for myopia management and treatment.

Peter J. Gunther, OD

OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Gunther completed his Bachelors and Masters of Science at Western Illinois University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry. He then went on to complete his residency in primary care at the VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He is board certified in medical optometry by the American Board of Optometry. In addition to his formal education and training, Dr. Gunther has held academic positions at several schools and colleges of optometry and has published multiple papers on the treatment and management of ocular disease. Dr. Gunther is a 21 year veteran of the United States Navy where he held hospital privileges at military hospitals and treatment centers all over the world. His clinical interests include the treatment and management of ocular disease and dry eye.

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Deanna Wasilewski

Vision therapist & Optometric Technician
  • Optometric Vision Therapist (OVT)
  • Member College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
  • Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPO)
  • Certified Paraoptometric Coding (CPOC)

Gugge Glaser

vision therapist
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development
  • Optometric Vision Therapist (OVT)
  • Member College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD)

Jessica Mangold

Optician and office manager
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)
  • Emerald Orthokeratology Procedure Certification

Thomas Hyde

optician
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)

Barbara Rhoades

optician
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)
  • National Contact Lens Examiners Certification (NCLE)
  • Emerald Orthokeratology Procedure Certification
  • AAS in Landscape Design

Rebekah Brueggeman

Optometric Technician & Patient coordinator
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

Denis Spengel

optician
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)

Athena Butler

Personal Color & architype frame stylist & optician
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • American Board of Opticianry Certificate (ABOC)

Jessie McDaniel

Optician and Optometric Technician 

  • American Board of Opticianry Certificate (ABOC)
  • International Relations coursework
  • Women and Gender Studies coursework

Kelsey Marsh

Patient Coordinator and Optometric Technician
  • Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPO)