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
Julie, Dr. Burggraf’s wife and owner of Third Street Eyecare, has been in the optical business for over 30 years. She is passionate about customer service and treating patients as if they are guests in her home! Julie loves eyewear and enjoying life with her family and friends. She finds her happy place in her kitchen and entertaining loved ones!
Andrea is the General Manager at Third Street Eyecare, a Certified Optician with 24 years of optical knowledge. She works hard to keep up with the all the latest in optical technology through regular attending continuing education and earning new certification in her field.
Andrea is passionate about customer service and creating a friendly atmosphere for patients and staff. She strives to ensure that the office is a fun place to visit and anything but your typical visit to the optometrist. She looks forward to serving all of our patients for years to come.
She is a native of Yorkville, IL. and enjoys spending her free time golfing with her husband and supporting her daughter in her interest in dance.
Wendy has been with Third Street Eyecare since 2016 as the 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!
Linda has been with Third Street Eyecare since 2014 as the receptionist and an optician. She adds and extra-special level of care and compassion in caring for our patients.
She is an Iowa native and loves to spend time with her husband, Mike. Linda volunteers at her church, Christ Community, in the International Impact ministry in Sierra Leone.
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|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