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My interest in eye care and eye health began when I was very young. My grandmother, who had been previously blind and dependent on her family for care, got her independence back after she received a corneal transplant.

Witnessing the impact that had on her life and my entire family sparked my interest in optometry and eventually inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.

I’ve been in private practice just outside Chicago since graduating from Illinois College of Optometry a little more than 25 years ago. Today, the best part about managing my own practice is controlling the quality of care my team delivers.

We make an effort to provide top-tier eye care with excellent customer service and the best products available at affordable prices to our patients.

As I have the power to manage my own schedule, I am able to make sure I give my patients plenty of time to explain their concerns, ask their questions, and get to know me as a person. I’m also able to build strong relationships with them over the years and provide even better care because I understand their health history; I’ve had many of my patients for my entire career.

I love providing comprehensive care because I get to see patients of all ages. I help everyone from toddlers who scratched their eyes to diabetic patients managing new complications up through legally blind seniors who need magnifiers to read the newspaper.

We have new great new technologies for treating conditions we couldn’t treat before, and we have more advanced contact lenses and better frames that fit everyone’s needs. More than the products we offer, the eye care I provide can address more relevant concerns—like extensive screen time that can make people’s eyes uncomfortable. It’s an exciting time to be an optometrist because I have all the tools to make my patients feel their best and look their best.

The main reason I love what I do is that I view my work protecting my patient's’ vision as really part of protecting their quality of life. Clear, comfortable vision is a vital part of people’s overall health and an integral part of excellent primary care. I’m grateful to play such an important part in my patients’ quest for better health and a higher quality of life.


Vision is so important to people’s quality of life. Optometry is my way of helping people and protecting their quality of life.


Personal Interests

I’ve lived in Chicago for more than 30 years and loved every day of it—even in the winter. The people here, amazing restaurants, great theater, fantastic museums all make it an awesome place to live. I raised my family in Western Springs and love living here. I make it a point to get involved in my community and enjoy my position on the PTA in town.


Education and Experience

Dr. Gindorf graduated with honors from the renowned Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago with a Doctorate in Optometry. She chose the program because it provided the most hands­-on experience with medical optometry for underserved communities. She went on to a residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, working with many veterans who had mental health challenges.

  • 1978

    Indiana University


  • 1982
    Medical School

    Illinois College of Optometry

  • 1982

    Illinois College of Optometry

    Contact Lenses

  • 1982

    University of Houston, Topeka VA

    General Med/Optometry


American Board of Optometry

Illinois College of Optometry
Faculty Memorial Award