At Hardesty we know what it’s like to trust someone with your vision. Selecting an eye doctor can be a process, especially when you worry about the eye care of yourself and your children. For these reasons Hardesty considers the eye care of our patients to be our primary concern.
DR. HARDESTY, O.D.
Dr. Hardesty opened his first practice (Eye Care Associates) in 1976 after graduating with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Hardesty has DPA and TPA certifications. He offered his efforts and help building this profession to new heights with many trips to Springfield and developed long term friendships that helped shape the future of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the AOA Contact Lens Section, the AOA Sports Vision Section, the Illinois Optometric Association, and the West Suburban Optometric Society. Dr. Hardesty has been a leader in the field by looking at nutrition and how it plays a role in a person’s vision.
Dr. Hardesty has collaborated with several doctors in his 38 years in practice. He has developed a circle of expertise with Retina specialist, Glaucoma surgical experts and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Most recently forming Hardesty Eye Care & Associates.
Dr. Hardesty’s goal is to work with the doctors in the forefront of the latest eye care advancements. This includes looking at how health and genetics can affect a person’s vision.
His practice includes patients of all ages. For the young they might benefit form vision therapy for better reading and success in sports. For the old there might be disease factors like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or dry eyes that affect their vision.
DR. JEFFREY FRANK, O.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Frank graduated from Indiana University with a degree in undergraduate studies and went to graduate school at the Illinois College of Optometry (where he met his wife and partner, Dr. Kristy Marczewski, which, he says, was “the best decision of my life”).
Dr. Frank graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry and is a member of Beta Signal Kappa honor society, the Illinois Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Frank enjoys running and being with his family, traveling or going to the city for a museum visit, and is a big fan of Indiana sports – college and professional.
As an eye care professional, he believes that giving the gift of sight to his patients is a blessing, which is why he chose to open a vision center center in Sycamore, IL and dedicate his life eye care.
DR. KRISTY MARCZEWSKI, O.D.
Dr. Kristy Marczewski is a Chicago native who did her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Like Dr. Frank, she also decided to dedicate her life to eye care, and earned her her postgraduate degree at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Marczewski has extensive experience in contact lenses, pediatrics, ocular disease, and pre-and post-op LASIK.
Dr. Marczewski is also a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, and has a passion for the care of her patients as well as development of long-term relationships with them.
When she’s not dedicating time to her patient’s eye care, Dr. Marczewski enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, watching movies, and just being outdoors.
As an optometrist, she likes making a difference in her patient’s lives – seeing their faces when they realize how they should have been seeing the world with corrected vision.