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YOUR OPTOMETRIC TEAM


Meet our optometric team in Rockford & Crystal Lake, Illinois. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Dr-Hillmann

William C. Hillmann, O.D.

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford
Primary Eye Care Center – One North Virginia Street, Crystal Lake

Dr. Hillmann was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Chicago Suburb. He is a second generation eye care professional. His parents began the family optical business in 1956 manufacturing and supplying eyeglasses to area eye doctors, friends, and family. Much of his youth was spent helping out in the family business, training and working as an optician with over a decade of full-time experience prior to pursuing college. This gave him a unique knowledge and understanding of every aspect of vision correction and eyeglass manufacturing. Dr. Hillmann received his Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern...

Dr-Kittle

Randall D. Kittle, O.D.

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford

Dr. Kittle has over 38 years of experience caring for patient's vision and the health of their eyes. He was born and raised in Rockford, where his father worked at Sundstrand for over 35 years. He enjoys writing and photography, and is very active in the Christian community having pastored a local church for more than eight years. Dr. Kittle did his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, and entered Illinois College of Optometry to pursue his medical training as one of only five early enrollment candidates. There, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science in...

Dr-Anderson

Richard E. Anderson, O.D.

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford

Dr. Anderson has over 40 years of experience as a practicing Optometrist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. He pursued his Optometric training and was awarded his doctorate at Indiana University School of Optometry. He holds certification on competency-based examination in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease from THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY. He is a charter member of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section. Dr. Anderson is very active in his church and Men's Community Bible Study. Dr. Anderson joined Primary Eye Care Centers in March of 2014. His favorite...

Dr-Cleland

Erika K. Cleland, O.D.

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford

Dr. Cleland discovered her interest in visual science at Indiana University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Wanting to incorporate this knowledge with her passion to help people, she pursued her medical training at the Illinois College of Optometry. ​She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2011. She holds certification on competency-based examination in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease from THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY. Dr. Cleland provides primary eye care for patients from birth to adulthood. Her professional interests include specialty contact lens design for keratoconic...

Dr-Hill

Roger H. Hill, O.D.

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford
Primary Eye Care Center – One North Virginia Street, Crystal Lake

Dr. Hill has over 40 years of experience as a practicing Optometrist. He was awarded his Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 1974. He holds certification on competency-based examination in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease from THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY. Dr. Hill began his optometric career in Dixon, IL. He then moved to Rockford starting his own practice in 1978. Dr. Hill joined Primary Eye Care Centers in March of 2014. Dr. Hill enjoys being able to help people, and to help people see in a painless process. Dr....

Dr-Watson

Will A. Watson, O.D.

Primary Eye Care Center – One North Virginia Street, Crystal Lake

Dr. William Watson pursued his medical training at the Illinois College of Optometry and was awarded his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1999. He holds certification on competency-based examination in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease from THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY. ​Doctor Watson cares for patients from birth through adulthood. He focuses on primary eye care including the prescribing of eyeglasses and contacts and the diagnosis and management of eye disease. Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center - 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford Primary Eye Care Center - One North Virginia Street, Crystal Lake...

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Priyanka Patel, O.D.

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford

Dr. Patel was born in the Chicago suburbs and was drawn to the eye profession due to her own early onset of near-sighted prescription. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, she graduated with a Dual Degree in Biological Sciences and General Psychology. She then went on to earn her doctorate at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she received honors in her clinical rotations. Dr. Patel values practicing as a family doctor with eye care that evolves as you and your family grow. She also recognizes the impact technology and screen time have in our fast-paced world and seeks...

Edgebrook Primary Eye Care Center – 1603 North Alpine Road, Rockford
Primary Eye Care Center – One North Virginia Street, Crystal Lake

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Primary Eye Care Centers, PC

Primary Eye Care Centers, PC provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Rockford and Crystal Lake. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Primary Eye Care Centers, PC aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.

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