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.

Meghan Walsh, OD

BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Meghan Walsh completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Walsh completed externships at the Illinois Eye Institute, the VA New York Harbor Healthcare Hospital, and the Wichita Vision Development Center which specializes in pediatrics and vision therapy. Dr. Walsh is an active member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Her clinical interests include pediatric eye care, vision therapy and the treatment and management of dry eye disease.

Pearl Santilukka, OD

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.

Carol Shastal

Optician & Contact lense technician
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)
  • American Board of Opticianry Masters Certification in Ophthalmic Optics (ABOM)
  • National Contact Lenses Fitting Certification (NCLE)
  • Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPO)

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
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)

Thomas Hyde

optician
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)

Barbara Rhoades

optician
  • American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC)
  • AAS in Landscape Design

Rebekah Mecklin

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

Courtney McKee

  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • HIPPA and OSHA Certification

Jessie McDaniel

  • International Relations coursework
  • Women and Gender Studies coursework
  • Avid community volunteer