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Dr. Dena Bachman graduated from Southwestern High School in 1985. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. In 1991, Dr. Bachman was awarded her Bachelor of Visual Sciences (BSVS), and in 1993 she became a Doctor of Optometry by graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry. She received many academic and clinical excellence awards during her time at Illinois College of Optometry.  

She started her career in the Chicagoland area, practicing at Family Eye Care in LaGrange, Illinois.  

Dr. Bachman opened Southwestern Eye Care in Brighton, Illinois in March 2002. This fulfilled her dream to practice in her hometown.  

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness, Illinois Optometric Association, Southwestern Illinois Optometric Society and Infant SEE. She has served as a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program.  Dr. Bachman has over 20 years experience in primary eye care and specializes in pediatric care especially in the area of vision and learning. 

She currently resides in Brighton with her husband and three children where she is active in the community and her church.

 

Dr. Jennifer Bulmann received her doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1996.  She is currently a Fellow in the Academy of Optometry and serves in the National Guard.   Dr. Bulmann has been on staff at various optometry schools and most recently was a professor at University of Missouri- St. Louis School of Optometry. She currently resides in Edwardsville with her husband and child.

Southwestern Eye Care is blessed to have a wonderful staff who is committed to the care of our patients. When you visit our office you will meet:

Jenny Reedy -Front Desk, CPO 

Bev Wallace -Optometric Assistant, CPO

Vonda Bachman -Optician, ABOC

Jodi Parrino -Assistant. CPO

Kathy Foiles - Insurance Specialist 

Kristi McMilliann -Optician, ABOC

Erica Fitzgerald -Assistant and Patient Accounts, CPO

Paula Bozarth -Optician and Frame stylist

Kelly Williams -Assistant 



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