Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, masks are required for entry in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We are also limiting the number of patients in the waiting room and are asking patients to not bring extra people to their appointment.

Please call 815-634-4825 for more details.

Special notice: Our Braidwood office is no longer open.

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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


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

Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, 1996


  • 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 is involved with the local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and is an active member of the Unit #1 Foundation and Greater Grundy County YMCA Board. In his spare time he enjoys running, water sports and vacations with his family.

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

Jennifer W Chu OD

Bachelors of Science in Molecular/Cellular Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2009
Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, 2013


  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association

Dr Chu grew up in a small town in northern Illinois but currently resides in Minooka with her husband Stephen, who is a reactor services manager at Exelon in LaSalle. She first became interested in optometry when her world got clearer with her first pair of glasses in second grade. She believes that an eye exam provides more than just clearer vision with glasses and contact lenses, but also provides important insight into one’s systemic health. Dr Chu enjoys seeing patients of all ages, especially kids. Outside of work, Dr Chu enjoys spending time with her 9 nieces and nephews, learning to play golf, and attending music concerts and shows in Chicago.

She looks forward to taking care of you and your family!

Brenda Collier, Office Manager/Biller

Brenda resides in Coal City with her family and brings over 19 years of experience in the optical field to our office. She manages our office and submits all of our medical claims to insurance. Brenda is happy to help you with any insurance benefits and account balances. She enjoys seeing all the patients that visit our office and getting to know them. On her days off you can find her spending time with her family or with her horses at horse shows.

Sarah Hammack, Receptionist

Sarah resides in Kankakee, Illinois with her family. She has been with the
practice for 10 years and is the friendly voice of the Coal City
office. Sarah’s warm and cheerful greeting makes our patients immediatelyfeel 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 five sons.

Jann Dunn, Receptionist

Jan has been with Family Eye Care since November 2017. Her smiling face and bubbly attitude at the front desk greets our patients as they come in the door. She enjoys meeting everyone in the office and getting to know them. Jan recently moved to Shadow Lakes in Braidwood where she lives with her husband, Bill. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren which keep them busy! They enjoy talking walks with their two furry babies.

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 our contact lens department. Mary instructs patients on how to insert and remove contact lenses, care for their contacts, and contact lens reorders. Outside of the office, Mary enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with family.

Angela Ridgley, Optical Manager

Angela resides in Custer Park with her family. She manages the Optical Department and is a certified optician through the American Board of Opticianry. Angela has been in the optical industry for five years and has been with Family Eye Care since June 2017. She is a problem solver and helping others is her passion. Her warm and kind personality promotes eye care into the community, as she has volunteered in vision care clinics in the past. She believes that great vision can lead to a more successful life. Outside of work, you can find her cheering for her family at many school and youth events, she highly values quality time with her family. As she says, “Without sight where would we be?”

Emily Harrington, Technician/Surgical Coordinator

Emily currently resides in Wilmington and has been with Family Eye Care since it opened in 2008. She is our lead technician and our cataract/lasik surgical coordinator. Emily is happy to assist our patients with all their surgical needs. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading and family gatherings with her children and grandchildren.

Susan Bolatto, Technician

Susan resides in Braidwood, Illinois with her new husband Josh 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 optical as well as an impressive customer service background. Susan received 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.

Cindy Bernardy, Technician

Cindy is a new technician to Family Eye Care. She began in healthcare over 25 years ago as a nursing student. 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 and is a certified CNA. When not in the office Cindy and her husband enjoy traveling, concerts, football, hockey, and spending time with her family.