In practice since 1998
I was always very nearsighted...and amazed at the improvement in my vision when I would get new glasses. I started working in optometry at the age of 15 and soon realized that I wanted to help others.
Today after two decades as an optometrist, I enjoy the same things about eyecare as I did when I was a teen. I know I'm making a difference in people's lives, and it's a great feeling to be able to diagnose a problem, treat it and help someone prevent vision loss.
I also enjoy the simple act of interacting with people. I feel not only like an eye doctor but a friend who is looking out for their best interests and striving to help them have a better quality of life. I care about them, and I want what's best for them.
I know that this starts with understanding that each person is unique and addressing their concerns, problems, and objectives on an individual basis. I realize how important it is to choose a career you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Diplomate: American Board of Optometry
Certification: Prescription of oral & topical medications for eye diseases
OD: With Honors, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
Internship: Veterans Affairs Chicago Health Care System, Westside VA Clinic, Chicago, IL
Member: American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association (President 2014-15)
Lecturer: Lectures on dry eye & glaucoma to various professional organizations
To schedule a personal appointment with Dr. Stauder, please call our office in Fairfield, IL at 618-842-6516, or you can use our online Schedule An Appointment form.