Dr Burggraf began his journey toward Optometry at UIC in Chicago. At the Illinois College of Optometry he graduated Doctor of Optometry, magna cum laude, and also received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science. Dr. Burggraf continues his education today through nationally accredited meetings, programs and professional journals. He is alifelong Member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.
Dr Burggraf's passion is to provide outstanding care for his patients at Third Street Eyecare. This passion began and developed in Bloomington-Normal IL where he founded the McLean County Eyecare Center. Over a period of 26 years, Dr. Burggraf developed an outstanding reputation for excellence in patient care with cutting-edge technology and products. Fourteen years of practice in the western suburbs has allowed him to continue his quest for unmatched care. As a perfectionist, Dr. Burggraf's thorough testing and knowledge provides his patients with confidence that their eye health and vision needs are always properly cared for. His goal is to provide such a high level of care that no one ever feels the need or desire to go anywhere else for their exams, eyewear or contact lenses. He is proud of his staff who wholeheartedly share his goal to provide the very best of care.
Dr. Burggraf is an Optometric Physician and is licensed to diagnose and treat many eye health conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, eye injuries and infections and removal of foreign objects from the eye. He fits medically necessary contact lenses for eye disease and irregular corneas, and is a Specialist in the field of genetics and nutrition related to eye health and overall health and wellness.
Dr. Burggraf has been married to his wife, Julie, for 34 years and loves spending time with her and his daughter Lora Cartmell, son-in-law Todd, and grandchildren Jake (and wife Kait) and Luke (and wife Natalie). He is passionate about cars and enjoys an occasional day on various road race tracks throughout the midwest. He and Julie are members at Christ Community Church in St. Charles.
Dr. Burggraf's Optometry Education
Dr. Burggraf began his journey toward Optometry at UIC in Chicago. At the Illinois College of Optometry, he graduated Doctor of Optometry, magna cum laude, and also received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science. Dr. Burggraf continues his education today through nationally accredited meetings, programs and professional Optometry journals.
Summary of experiences:
- Providing 40 years of outstanding vision and eye health care
- Exceptional chair side manner and ability to satisfy all eye care needs
- Skilled in general practice, medical eye exams and treatment, and contact lens care
- Licensed to diagnose and treat many eye health conditions, including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts, pink eye, dry eye, eye injuries and infections and removal of foreign objects from the eye
- American Optometric Association
- Illinois Optometric Association
- IOA Cornea and Contact Lens Section
- Orthokeratology Academy of America
Natalie is enjoying learning the in's and out's of optometry and patient care at Third Street. Before Third Street, Natalie was an Executive Assistant for a writer and traveled for her modeling agency, BMG. She adores helping patients choose a frame to go with their personality and lifestyle. In her spare time she enjoys going on walks in downtown Geneva with her husband, Lukas and puppy, Brady.
Jacqueline serves as our Front Desk Coordinator and as an Optician, with three years experience in the Optometric field. She is passionate about eyewear and continues to educate herself in the optical industry. She loves helping patients find their perfect frame and seeing them happy with their eyewear. Jacqueline's hobbies include exploring new areas and restaurants with her husband, shopping and doing makeup. In the summertime she enjoys playing baseball with her father, but her biggest passions are Italy and all things Italian!
Wendy has been with Third Street Eyecare since 2016 as an Optometric Technician and Contact Lens Specialist. Her attention to detail and customer service is exceptional! Wendy is a single mother to her son, who plays professional basketball in Iceland, and to her daughter, who is attending The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Wendy has a strong love for people and had been a part of the community for over 30 years.
Janet is an optician with over 25 years of experience in the optical industry and a native of Oregon. At Third Street Eyecare, she enjoys her time assisting patients with frame selection, as well as discussing different lens styles and options. Janet’s wide optical knowledge, including lab work and buying frames, allows her to help patients understand which particular lenses will work best for their particular needs.
Her personal experiences she has had when handing a patient their eyewear and those who displayed grateful emotions because they were able to see again, has given Janet a passion for the optical industry. Janet believes that when optics are handled correctly, it is a seamless blend of science and fashion! She is here to satisfy the needs of our patients and helping them see!
Janet’ hobbies includes knitting and spending time with her daughter and family!
Julie, Dr. Burggraf’s wife and owner of Third Street Eyecare, has been in the optical business for over 30 years. She has an exceptional ability to help patients select just the right eyewear for them. Julie is passionate about customer service and treating patients as if they are guests in her home! She loves eyewear and enjoying life with her family and friends, and finds her happy place in her kitchen and entertaining loved ones!
|Monday:|| 10:00am - 5:00pm
|Tuesday:||10:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday:||10:00am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday:||10:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday:||10:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday:||10:00am - 3:00pm|
500 South Third Street, Suite 105
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 914-6433
We are conveniently located off of the Geneva Metra Pink line, 1/2 of a block away.