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About Us

For over 40 years we have been dedicated to building lasting relationships with our patients and within our community.

We have been able to maintain this bond because we firmly believe that our success is determined by the satisfaction of the people we treat.

At Illinois Eye Care Centers & Image Optics, we use the latest in technology to diagnose any vision problem and we will create a treatment that best suits your individual needs.

Meet Our Doctors

Gary J. Morgan, O.D.
Co-director of the Illinois Eye Care Center

Dr. Morgan's method of attending to his patients is reminiscent of a time when the family doctor was also a close family friend. He is generous with his time, and he is just as concerned with his patients' overall well-being as he is with their eye health.

  • University: University of Illinois
  • Graduate Degree: Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry

F.Kent Aide, O.D
Co-director of the Illinois Eye Care Center

Dr. Aide joined the Illinois Eye Care Center in 1989, formerly associated with Lakeshore Eye Physicians, a surgical facility in Chicago. Dr. Aide is highly esteemed among his colleagues for his professionalism and his distinct ability to communicate with his patients. Dr. Aide's relaxed manner, combined with his knowledge and expertise, place his patients at ease.

  • University: West Virginia University
  • Graduate Degree: Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry

Charles C. Assell, O.D
Associate doctor at Illinois Eye Care Center

Dr. Assell joined the Illinois Eyecare Team in April 2009. Always welcoming his patients with a smile, Dr. Assell treats all his patients with the highest standard of clinical care. Specializing in Contact lenses and pediatrics allows him to treat all your families' eye health concerns.

  • University: B.A. in Medicine/Biology, Augustana College
  • Graduate Degree: Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry

Jessica Jose, O.D

Dr. Jose joined the Illinois Eye care Center team in August 2017 after completing her residency training in Cornea and Contact Lenses at The Illinois College of Optometry. Her passion for treatment and management of ocular conditions, including Dry Eye Disease and Keratoconus, as well as her proficiency in practice of myopia control and scleral lens fitting makes her a great addition to the IECC team. She looks forward to providing excellent eye care for you and your family.

Cindi Freiberg
Co-director of Illinois Eye Care Center/Image Optics


Cindi Freiberg, Fashion Eyewear Consultant and Optician, graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in optics. Cindi has spent the past 26 years purchasing, fitting, and helping customers select the best eyewear to suit their look, style, and need. Keeping an "eye" on eyewear trends, she attends optical shows nationwide to bring customers the latest in technology and style.