Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists 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.
Meet our Optometrists:
Dr. Facchiano, a Rockford Optometrist, is respected and recognized in the field of Optometry. Since receiving his Doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Dr. Facchiano has performed clinical studies in the development of new contact lens plastics for the Food and Drug Administration of the United States. He is in the top 10% of Optometrists in the United States and Canada and achieved fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). In addition, Dr. Facchiano is a Board Certified Optometrist, a select distinction held by 1% of all optometrists who practice in nothern Illinois & southern Wisconsin. As Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, Dr. Facchiano participates in an extensive process that involves completing approved higher education that far exceeds the minimum expectations for state licensure, computer assessments, practice improvement exercises, as well as periodic exams that demonstrate competency to maintain board certification in anterior segment eye disease and contact lens care. Be assured you will get the finest available primary eye care that will keep your eyes seeing and feeling their best.
He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, current president of IOA’s -Northen Illinois Optometric Society, Contact Lens Society, the Better Vision Institute, Lighthouse for the Blind, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind. He has also been a mission leader and served in over 25 international eye care missions in developing countries all over world. For the past 32 years Dr. Facchiano has extended his care to those that have the least and need his services the most both at home and abroad. He actively supports local community projects, Red Cross, Rockford Rescue Mission, Habbitat for Humanity and the Jaycees. He is active in such philanthropic groups as Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, Gift of Sight Foundation, Medical Mission Tours, One Sight Foundation and Mountain Top Ministry -Haiti. Dr. Facchiano is a licensed Optometrist in Illinois, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin. He is the third generation of Optometrists from his family to practice Optometry in the greater Rockford IL and Madison WI area. He is married, is the father of two sons and resides in Boone County.
Dr Richard Alexander :
Dr Alexander is a remarkable Doctor of Optometry that serves on staff each Wednesday. He owns a full service private practice optometry office in Schaumburg IL and specializes in ophthalmic corrections , surgical co management and contact lenses. Patients enjoy his experience and personal approach to eye care. Dr Alexander is also fluent in Spanish and has participated in our Rockford One Sight philanthropic programs providing eye care to those in need.
Dr Anthony Tsiftilis :
Dr Tsiftilis is board certified by the National Board of Optometry and very experienced in primary care optometry. He specializes in medical, nutritional and ophthalmic treatments of the eye and vision disorders . Both adults and children enjoy his chair side manner and benefit from his extensive experience. He is clinical director and president of Eye Q Vision and available on staff part time on Thursdays.
Dr Chris Martin :
Dr Martin on staff each Tuesday is an experienced optometrist known for his warm caring personality and attention to detail. He served his country in US Army before attending optometry school. He is known for his service in community health centers in undeserved neighborhoods in Chicago, Latina and African American communities. You will find Dr Martin taking care of homeless veterans, providing school vision screenings, attending mission trips to Mexico, India, Native American reservation, Remote Access Medicine in the US, C.U.R.E network around Chicago. An avid St Louis Cardinals fan; “Which is better, Cards or Cubs?”