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Doctors & Staff

Meet the Doctors and Staff of the leading Optometric Practice in the Coal City, Illinois area.

Jonathan E. Micetich OD

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Optometry/Biology. Augustana College, 1990

Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, 1996

Associations:

  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Notary Public Association of Illinois

Dr. Micetich was born and raised in Coal City and lives in the Coal City area with his wife, Dr. Juli Weber Micetich and their three sons: Christian, Julian and Jonah. Dr. Juli is a chiropractor and owner of Weber Micetich Chiropractic Clinic since 1998. Dr. Micetich established Family Eye Care Center in 2002 after working at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center in Kankakee for 5 years. Dr. Micetich’s emphasis is in contact lenses, refractive surgery management and diagnosis and management of eye diseases. He enjoys running, water sports and vacations with his family.

Dr. Micetich welcomes patients of all ages to the practice!


Nicholas J. Rutkowski, OD

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 2004

Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, 2010

Associations:

  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association

Dr. Rutkowski resides in the western suburbs with his wife, Angeli, who is a second grade teacher in the Coal City school district. His externship focus was extensively in pediatrics. He likes the idea that being an optometrist not only allows him to better people’s sight, but also address many systemic conditions and diseases. He enjoys outdoor activities including fishing and hiking. Dr. Rutkowski also has interests in movies, music and reading.

Dr. Rutkowski is happy to take care of you and your entire family!


Dr. Andrea Paradesi, OD.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Human Biology/Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, 2008

Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, 2016

Associations:

  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • American Academy of Optometry

Publications

  • Opitz, D., Evola, C., Paradesi, A., Okaj, E., Harthan, J., Kwan, J. &
    Hom, M. (2015). Efficacy of loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel 0.5% for
    the treatment of evaporative dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction.
    American Academy of Optometry Conference 2015, New Orleans, LA, Volume:
    Optom Vis Sci 2015;92:E-abstract 155039
  • Paradesi, A. (2016). Corneal rehabilitation following scleral lens
    induced keratitis: a case report. Minnesota Optometric Association Annual
    Meeting, Bloomington, MN

Dr. Paradesi grew up in rural Wisconsin and knew she wanted to be an eye
doctor since she was 12 years old. She moved to Illinois for optometry
school and now lives in the southwestern suburbs with her husband, Ravi,
who is a software engineer in downtown Chicago. Dr. Paradesi is active in
the advancement of eye care and has had her research presented at the
national level. She was recently distinguished by receiving the Alcon
Award from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Paradesi has a special
interest in dry eye disorders and contact lenses but enjoys the diversity
of practicing family care optometry. She loves animals and enjoys fishing,
gardening, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Paradesi is accepting new patients of all ages and is looking forward
to seeing you for your next eye exam!


Sarah Hammack, Receptionist

Sarah resides in Godley, Illinois with her family. She has been with the
practice for over 7 years and is the friendly voice of the Coal City
office. Sarah’s warm and cheerful greeting makes our patients immediately
feel at home. She enjoys getting to know our patients and takes a genuine
interest in their stories. Sarah is always ready to assist wherever she is
needed in the office. Sarah has a heart for special needs children and
loves being a mom to her four sons.

sara.familyeyecare@gmail.com


Michelle Michalski, Optician

Michelle resides in Steger with her family. Michelle has been with Family
Eye Care since July of 2015. Michelle has over 10 years of optical
experience. She is ready to fit our patients with the perfect frame.
Michelle is an avid Chicago Bears fan. Michelle enjoys fishing with her
family.

michelle.familyeyecare@gmail.com


Susan Mrowczynski, Technician

Susan resides in Wilmington, Illinois with her family and has been working
for Family Eye Care since April, 2015. Susan can be seen working in our
Technician Department doing pre-exam testing as well as additional testing
as requested by the doctors. Susan comes to us from a background in in
Optical as well as an impressive customer service background. Susan
receive her BA in interdisciplinary Studies from Governors State
University. Outside the office, Susan spends her time with her family and
is active in her church.

susan.familyeyecare@gmail.com


Cindy Bernardy, Technician

Cindy is a new technician to Family Eye Care. She is our primary technician
at our Braidwood location. Cindy is ready to take your medical history,
check your vision, and will get you ready to see our doctors. Cindy is a
mom of three children. When not in the office Cindy enjoys traveling especially
to Disney or the beach. She is a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan, Chicago
Bears, Chicago White Sox and Nascar fan.


Mary Fortin, Contact Lens Technician

Mary resides in Bradley, IL with her family. Mary has been with Family Eye
Care since August of 2015 and comes to us with over 18 years of optical
experience. She is responsible for the contact lens department. Mary also
instructs patients on how to insert and remove contact lenses, care for
their contacts, and when a reorder of contacts is due. Outside of the
office Mary enjoys, swimming, reading, and spending time with family.

maryf.familyeyecare@gmail.com


 Brenda Collier, Billing Manager

Brenda was raised in Coal City where she resides in with her husband and
two children. Brenda has over 15 years in the optometric industry billing
insurance and accounts receivable. She has been with Family Eye Care since
May 2014 handling insurance, patient accounts, and office matters. Brenda
is always happy to help patients out with questions on account balances and
insurance. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her family and
attending local horse shows with the family horses.

brenda.familyeyecare@gmail.com