Meet the Team

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Dr. Kara Williams

Dr. Kara Williams grew up in Dixon, IL. Having struggled with bad eyes as a child, she developed an interest in optometry at an early age. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she was also named valedictorian of her class.

After working in both retail and ophthalmology practices, Dr. Williams opened Bright Eyes Family Vision in 2015. It is her mission to create an unforgettable experience for each patient by providing unparalleled customer service, exceptional patient education, superior product quality and the best eye health care possible. 

Dr. Williams is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and knitting. She also enjoys providing eye care to under-served populations through mission trips

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Dr. Ellen Petroczky

Dr. Ellen Petroczky was raised in Freeport, IL. Having developed an interest in healthcare, she chose optometry after a great job shadowing  experience. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Augustana College.  Dr.  Petroczky then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating with honors in 2007.

While working at both ophthalmology and optometry offices in Northern Illinois, she gained experience in a wide variety of eye diseases and their treatments.  When the opportunity presented itself to join the team at Bright Eyes Family Vision, she knew that it would be a good fit for her personality, values, and style of patient care. She excels at getting to know each patient so she can help them find the best way to meet their visual needs. Outside of the vision world, she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.


Brian recently joined our team as office manager. He has over twenty years of retail sales and management experience. He enjoys working with the public and loves to help personalize the right product for each customer. His main goal is to ensure each patient has the best experience in our office.


Brian is originally from Beloit, WI. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Lisa has almost 20 years of optical experience and is excited to be working at a family-oriented office. Her knowledge ranges from contacts to fitting glasses to navigating insurances to help patients best utilize their benefits.  Lisa enjoys working closely with patients in all aspects of their visits and helping them find the best options to fit their individual vision needs. She looks forward to meeting you at your next visit.


When she is not in the office, she is enjoying her time with her daughters, husband, dogs, and cats. She loves cooking and going for hikes and walks with her family.

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Maisie was recently rescued by Dr. Williams and has turned out to be a great addition to our team. She's a 5 year old mini Australian Shepherd. Although she's new to the optical industry, her calm, friendly demeanor adds to our family-oriented environment. She loves coming to say hi to patients of all ages, especially when she gets belly rubs. If you're not a dog person, she won't be offended if you ask us to keep her in the back office.


When she's not hanging out at the office, Maisie enjoys taking long naps and cuddling on the couch.